Contact: Tom Geiger
United States of America

Rotary District 5950 presents a critical, three-session series about unconscious bias and racial equality in Minnesota. Please join your fellow Rotary Leaders as we learn about the history of racial inequity, work to better understand unconscious bias, and begin writing the next chapter for Rotary and Minnesota. 

The sessions will be facilitated by James White, in association with the YMCA Equity Innovation Center in Minneapolis. White is executive vice president of organizational relations of the Triangle Area YMCA in North Carolina. An accomplished pastor and motivational speaker, he also serves as a board member for the Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Committee. 

Cost:  Free for attendees As we were not able to have a District Conference last year, PDG Russ Michaletz requested his District Conference funds be applied to this initiative. "The District Conference funds now take on a whole new meaning for our district Rotarians and bring value in an unexpected, but much more meaningful, way." Past DG Russ Michaletz 

WHO Should Participate:  Club Presidents and one additional member from each club.  We know we are all busy, but it should be viewed as mandatory to have 2 members from each club participate.

WHAT:  Series of 3 conversations - Must register for each Event Separately!!
​Session Information will be sent out upon registration. 

Part 1:  Embracing Truth.  Conversation will focus on context.  What is our Rotary history and status?  Minnesota history and status?

Dates and times:
            July 30 (Thurs)         10:00am - 11:30am – Register Here
            Aug 8  (Sat)              9:00am -10:30am – Register Here
            Aug 17 (Mon)            2:00pm-3:30pm – Register Here

Part 2:  Implicit Bias.  What are our biases?  We all have them…

Dates and times:
Sept 17 (Thurs)        10:00am -11:30am – Register Here
Sept 26 (Sat)            9:00am -10:30am – Register Here
Oct 5 (Mon)              2:00pm-3:30pm – Register Here

Part 3:  What now?  How do we create a new Rotary and community?

Dates and times:
Nov 5 (Thurs)            10:00am-11:30am – Register Here
Nov 14 (Sat)              9:00am -10:30am – Register Here
Nov 23 (Mon)            2:00pm-3:30pm – Register Here