In Fall 2020, LHiNC formed an Equity Committee to ensure the organization follows through on its commitment made after George Floyd’s murder to “use our resources – financial, political and human – in ways that support long-time efforts to address systemic racism and inequity.” The Equity Committee developed a vision statement to guide future board decisions and actions, which LHiNC approved and adopted in March 2021. We invite you to read the statement at lindenhills.org/equity-vision-statement/.
Race and Equity Events
Pursuant to that vision, LHiNC began a race and equity speaker series in April with Apartheid in Minneapolis, a two-part presentation by Sara Spafford-Freeman that examined racial disparities in five systems: housing, wealth, health, public schools and public safety. The series will continue in June with:
How To Start Being Anti-Racist – June 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m. – Online
Monique Walker is a high school senior from the St. Paul area. She started leading trainings in summer of 2020 to help her community understand the perspective of a young Black woman in Minnesota at a predominantly white high school. The training is online, interactive and includes opportunities to share and listen. All ages welcome.
LHiNC plans to host an ongoing series of events focused on race and equity. Please visit this page regularly for updates.