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    Name: Second Annual Equity Summit
    Date: November 10, 2022
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST
    Event Description:
    Duluth-based nonprofit consulting firm Northspan Group, Inc., is set to host the second annual Equity Summit, Belonging in Northeast Minnesota, on November 10 in partnership with regional and statewide collaborators.

    The equity summit is an opportunity for community leaders, businesses, educators, creatives, workforce and economic development, government, health care, philanthropy, and YOU to engage around themes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and forge a more inclusive future in northeast Minnesota.

    The summit, scheduled for Thursday, November 10, will be held in-person from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia, Minnesota. The cost is $20 per person.

    The summit is part of Northspan's Welcoming Community program with the goal of increasing belonging of underrepresented community members and trust between people from different backgrounds and lived experiences in northeast Minnesota.

    Summit Agenda: 

    8:00 a.m. — Registration and check in
    8:30 a.m. — Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion coffee and breakfast snacks
    9:00 a.m. — Keynote speaker
    9:45 a.m. — Panel discussion
    11:00 a.m. — Lunch and networking
    12:00 p.m. — Breakout Sessions: Belonging Across the Northland
    2:00 p.m. — Light snacks available
    3:00 p.m. — Closing conversation
    3:30 p.m. — Adjourn

    Attendees can 
    register online. Further details are on the way in a separate announcement.

    Welcoming Community program is funded in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Blandin Foundation, Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation, and the Northland Foundation.

    You can view
     this press release and other news updates on the Northspan blog. Learn more at northspan.org.

    For more information, please contact Welcoming Community Program Coordinator Amber Lewis at alewis@northspan.org
    Northspan’s mission is to be expert navigators, transforming ideas into accomplishments. The organization specializes in creative thinking, enterprising strategies, and systematic approaches to help businesses, communities, regions, and organizations prosper in a global economy, working cooperatively with economic and community development partners to leverage resources for measurable, sustainable results. Learn more at northspan.org.
    Iron Trail Motors Event Center, Virginia, MN
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Amber Lewis, Welcoming Community Program Coordinator
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