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Napheesa Collier and Cheryl Reeve

Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and player Napheesa Collier sat down with Chanda to talk about how they weave social justice into their games, how they approach making meaningful change, and why it’s important to speak up for those who don’t have a platform.

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Josh Okogie and Ryan Saunders

Former Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders and player Josh Okogie connected with Chanda to discuss how sports have shaped their perspectives on racial justice and how they’re using their leadership and platforms for good.

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Supporting Our Community in Pursuing Justice, Healing

We awarded $513,907 in grants to support 40 community-based groups that are using a broad spectrum of approaches to serve Twin Cities residents in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in police custody.

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Starsky Wilson

As a pastor, activist, and philanthropist, Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson has a wide range of experience fighting for racial justice. In this episode, Chanda and Starsky process the recent grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

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Reimagining Public Safety

Cities United developed a report that digs into the issue of public safety and showcases how we can move towards safe, healthy, and hopeful communities.

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First Awards from Fund for Safe Communities

The grants will support 31 community-based groups that are using a broad spectrum of approaches and strategies to reduce violence in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

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Real Talk: Minneapolis Police – Present & Future

In June 2020, R.T. Rybak and Chanda Smith Baker hosted a virtual gathering to talk about how the Foundation was supporting community efforts to restore trust, rebuild, and reform the criminal justice system.

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Leslie Redmond

As the Founder of Don’t Complain, Activate and President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Leslie Redmond is deeply involved in civil rights advocacy in Minneapolis. Leslie connected with Chanda to talk about the nuances of what it means to defund or disband the police and what white allies need to know to get involved.

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A Partnership with the Timberwolves and Lynx

After George Floyd’s murder, Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve and former Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders partnered with the Minneapolis Foundation on behalf of their teams to pursue justice, equity, and healing through the Fund for Safe Communities.

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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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