Conversations with Chanda

Series Overview

Conversations with Chanda is a podcast and event series hosted by Chanda Smith Baker, The Minneapolis Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Community Impact. Chanda has over 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. Through events like Conversations with Chanda, The Minneapolis Foundation is leading our community on a tough but revealing path of discovery and civic action. We’re calling on everyone to join us in the hard conversations that seek shared understanding. We know even the most candid dialogue remains essentially talk – we seek to spark actions for our community’s grittiest, most vexing problems.

2019 Event Series

March 15, 2019 – Robin DiAngelo
Chanda spoke with Robin DiAngelo about white fragility and the steps white people need to take to challenge racial inequities.


May 22, 2019 – Edgar Villanueva
Chanda spoke with Edgar Villanueva about the power structures surrounding wealth and philanthropy.


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