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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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Hennepin County attorney candidates talk child protection, police accountability in forum

The Minnesota Justice Research Center and the Minneapolis Foundation hosted a virtual forum for the candidates running for Hennepin County attorney.



Micro Grants Support Community Efforts to Promote Healing, Connection

Fund for Safe Communities grants will support local organizations that are hosting gatherings and activities for Minneapolis youth and adults.

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Conversations with Chanda

Conversations with Chanda unpacks complex topics that matter. Our past guests have experienced wrongful incarceration, lived through the murder of loved ones at the hands of police, and are striving to reform the criminal justice system. We invite you to listen to these real-life perspectives, expand your own knowledge, and become part of the movement for change.

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