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Forum: A wild year has changed young adults’ lives

Oct 17, 2020 08:31AM ● By Editor
From the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation - October 16, 2020

Northland young adults will share how the tumultuous events of 2020—especially COVID-19
and concerns about racial justice and equity—have impacted them and their thoughts about the future. The public is invited to the panel discussion, “Let’s Talk and Listen: A Conversation Based on Speak Your Peace.” It will be held by Zoom video conference at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

To join, follow this link or go to and enter the meeting ID: 397 417 5878. When prompted, enter the passcode: SYP. The event will be held using the framework of Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project, an initiative of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Since its start in 2003, Speak Your Peace has helped citizens throughout the Northland, across the country and around the world work better together and build community by communicating more respectfully.

“We know 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, but we are especially interested in hearing how events of the past 10 months have impacted young people,” said Anita Stech, volunteer coordinator for Speak Your Peace in the Twin Ports. She added: “What they have experienced has impacted their educations, their jobs, their family lives and their thoughts about the future. We need to hear their voices and have them lead a conversation
about how we emerge from 2020.”

Moderating the panel discussion will be Carl Crawford, human rights officer for the City of Duluth, and Tadd Johnson, a professor and senior director of American Indian Tribal Nation Relations in the University of Minnesota system.

  • For public inquiries: Contact the Community Foundation, 218-726-0232 or [email protected]
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