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A Conversation with Eric Holder

The Minneapolis Foundation was proud to be a co-sponsor of this forum at Westminster Presbyterian with former Attorney General Eric Holder.



Peter Neufeld and Sara Jones

The Innocence Project works to create fair, compassionate, and equitable justice systems. Chanda sat down with two leaders in this work, Peter Neufeld and Sara Jones, to talk about the new approach prosecutors are taking to shift the culture of the criminal legal system.



Combating Gun Violence

Take a look at how the Minneapolis Foundation is reimaging public safety at a systems level and supporting local gun violence prevention efforts.

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Sasha Cotton

Sasha Cotton has spent the last three years leading Minneapolis’ Office of Violence Prevention. Chanda connected with Sasha to talk about the highs and lows of her career, evidence-based violence prevention strategies, and the community-centered approach needed in all areas of public safety.



His Name Is George Floyd

On the two year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, a member of our staff recommended the book "His Name Is George Floyd" for those looking to learn more about the man behind the movement.

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The Arc Toward Justice

The latest Westminster Town Hall Forum looked at where we stand two years since George Floyd’s murder and was moderated by our Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Chanda Smith Baker.

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Safe Communities: Change Starts With Community

Change Starts With Community is working to eliminate hunger amongst children and adults in North Minneapolis and to use food as a violence prevention tool for gender-based violence.

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Hennepin County Attorney Forum – 2022

Check out this educational forum to learn more about the role of the county attorney and meet the candidates running for the office this fall.

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Hennepin County Attorney 101

Six people are currently running to be the next Hennepin County Attorney. For this nonpartisan office, there is one primary in August & the top two vote recipients go onto the general election in November. Learn more about the role.

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Fund for Safe Communities

Established in 2018, the Fund for Safe Communities supports meaningful actions to address and prevent violence, promote healing, and address systemic inequities. This fund emphasizes the importance of work led by young people and is advised by emerging leaders who have been personally affected by gun violence.

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