I have attended many of the Thriving by Design MN Equity Blueprint meetings in the last year and a half. Their next event is a virtual and real world meeting. They will release the remaining chapters of the blueprint.
Broadband has always been an hot topic with the community members involved in the process. I’m looking forward to the upcoming release of the Infrastructure Chapter, where they will details broadband plans. It could be of interest to many readers…
Since June 2018, Growth & Justice, OneMN.org, and the Thriving by Design Network – Rural & Urban Together, have worked to create a comprehensive plan for achieving inclusive, shared prosperity in Minnesota. People gathered in community meetings to share their views of the challenges we face, the solutions they know work, and their vision for how we might create a thriving inclusive economy and vibrant welcoming communities. Now, after 18 months of community gatherings and extensive independent research, the Minnesota Equity Blueprint is ready to be shared. We’d love for you to be there at its public debut and help continue the conversation and action.
Please mark your calendars for February 27, 2020 and plan on joining us for the release of the Blueprint and presentations and conversations with people across the state about the policies and practices that people, businesses, communities and governments can implement to achieve a more equitable Minnesota.
To highlight the ways the Mississippi River is essential infrastructure and an environmental foundation for our state, and drawing upon the Ojibwe belief that water connects us all and carries wisdom to future generations, meetings will be hosted in the following locations along the river, and connected by video-conference:
- Winona: Winona State University, 175 West Mark St. Winona, MN 55987
- North Minneapolis: UMN Urban Research and Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
- St. Cloud – TBD
- Brainerd: Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber, CTC Room, 224 W Washington St., Brainerd, MN 56401
- Grand Rapids: Blandin Foundation, Boardroom, 100 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
- Bemidji: TBD
You are welcome to attend in-person at any of the locations, or by video-conference, wherever is convenient for you.