Honorable Mention Chapter Award
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Honorable Mention Chapter Award

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

 

 

The MPI MN Chapter is a community where we want everyone to feel welcomed, supported, and celebrated. Our chapter is continuing to learn and grow to create an inclusive and diverse professional community through our current learning, work and improvements.

  • The MPI MN Chapter is a community, where everyone is welcomed.
  • Each member will hold one another accountable to this principle.
  • A Diversity, Equity & Inclusion task force will be created to hold us to our word. That our marketing, membership and education initiatives are pointed in the right direction and are inclusive.
  • We will provide education to fit our ideas of mentorship, inclusion, and connection. The seminars and classes, first will focus on the biases held by some of us, and will continue to grow to focus on how to change our industry to include people that have been excluded.
  • We vow to provide opportunities for listening, and to facilitate conversations around learning, and clarifying our principles.
  • Our industry events will be planned thoughtfully, with building our industry in mind, but with building our people first. All will be included and cared for.
  • We will reach out to the community around us, with your guidance.

For more information about how to get involved with our DEI task force, please reach out to Jenny Ng at jenny.ng@ncg.coop. Jenny is leading our Minnesota efforts.

For more information about DEI from our Global office, please click here.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources

 

  • Nifty Method 50 Favorite DEI Speakers

     

  • Strategic Diversity Initiatives

     

  • Tap into MPI Membership. MPI Global has a great task force and can recommend speakers that can be keynote or part of panel discussion for your event

  • Look at leaders in your community.  There are local news writers, members of the Urban League and University professors that would be happy to speak on DEI topics

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MPI Chapter Anti-Racism Virtual Book Club Discussion

To continue our DEI work, the MPI chapter will be hosting a virtual book club discussion where we read DEI and anti-racism books and participate in a discussion guided by the chapter DEI task force members. This provides a safe space to learn, reflect, and have conversations around topics of racism and learn how to be better allies to those facing systematic racism and oppression. 

• Two books to be discussed, one in January 2021 and one in March 2021
• Format: Virtual. Book to be purchased/borrowed by participants. We recommend Black Garnet Books which is the first black-owned bookstore in Minnesota or via the public library
• Cost: Free. However, you are welcome to donate towards the Loveland Foundation which provides healing and therapy to Black women and girls 

1) January 27: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man- 3:00 pm-4:00 pm (time subject to change based on interest and availability.)

In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive, and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask. Yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity. But along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.

2) March 31: How to be Antiracist- Ibram X Kendi - 3:00 pm-4:00 pm (time subject to change based on interest and availability.)

Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas to help readers see all forms of racism, understand consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and ourselves. This is essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.


To participate, contact jenny.ng@ncg.coop