Friday, October 12, 2012

You're Invited: Policy with a Purpose - Thrive MSP 2040

Join the Council on Black Minnesotans for their Policy with a Purpose event featuring a conversation inspired by Thrive MSP 2040. The evening is meant to allow communities of color and allies to collaborate on the Metropolitan Council's 30-year visioning plan for the Twin Cities. If you've got ideas for what's next, consider joining the dialogue to shape the future of our metropolitan region!

The Council on Black Minnesotans in partnership with the Metropolitan Council and the Human Rights Commission invites you to Policy with a Purpose - from 2012 to Thrive MSP 2040: How to build a community.

Are you passionate about making the Twin Cities a better place? We want to know what you think. Policy with a Purpose is a unique civic and policy engagement event targeted at hearing and including voices from communities of color and allied communities in a conversation around the Metropolitan Council's Thrive MSP 2040 plan. So often, communities of color and allied communities focus on short-term issues, while missing long-term planning that will affect every aspect of your daily life. Thrive MSP 2040 is the Twin Cities region's long-range planning effort. This plan will provide a regional vision for the 7-county metropolitan area for the next 30 years affecting the areas of transportation (including aviation), water resources, and parks – and the housing policy and water supply plans.  

Connect with community members from around the Twin Cities to brainstorm tangible solutions from the Thrive MSP 2040 plan. The event will utilize crowd sourcing and interactive group discussions to bring out your best and brightest ideas. These ideas will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council for the possibility of further development and inclusion into the Thrive MSP 2040 plan.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave North
Minneapolis, MN  55411

Please RSVP to 651-642-0811 or e-mail  If your organization would like to be an event partner, please let Rebecca know. Also, feel free to forward this invite to others.  
For background information on Thrive MSP 2040:

Event Agenda
Mix & Mingle 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Event Program 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Event Partners
Metropolitan Council
Human Rights Commission

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