Abundant Cities: Building Common Ground, May 2023
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Abundant Cities: Building Common Ground, May 2023

As Minneapolis seeks to write its next chapter after three challenging years, we are not alone. Cities across the country face many of the same obstacles and opportunities—and those communities, like ours, benefit from a variety of changemakers who are stepping forward to meet the moment with real ambition.

This free panel discussion will dig into several examples of successful efforts here and in other cities to plan and build toward a stronger future.

Please note RSVP does not guarantee entry, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive at least 10 minutes early to be seated.


Now the president and COO of Destination Crenshaw, Jason Foster previously worked with community partners and residents at the nonprofit River LA to grow civic pride and social responsibility surrounding the Los Angeles River.

Scott Kratz has worked in Washington, DC, with the Ward 8–based nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River for the past 10 years, developing a one of a kind civic space supporting active recreation, environmental education, and the arts.

Witt Siasoco is a Twin Cities community–based visual artist and 2021–2022 Jerome Fellow whose work falls at the intersection of art and civic engagement.

Event moderator Adair Mosley is CEO of the African American Leadership Forum, which builds cross-sector networks of leaders and institutions to improve the lives of African Americans in Minnesota.

Abundant Cities is a series of three talks copresented by the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Foundation. Moderated by Adair Mosley, CEO of the African American Leadership Forum, this series was established to generate meaningful discussions on how we can pour resources, energy, and community voices into our civic life. Continue the conversation during a post-talk reception in the Walker lobby.

This program will have ASL interpretation.

To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

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