Actualizing Equity Recap: From Representation to Co-Governance

In recent election cycles in the Twin Cities, we’ve seen local organizing efforts and groundbreaking campaigns that have elevated leaders of color to local, county and state policy-making positions. But equity doesn’t end with representation. How are organizers and electeds working to advance participatory processes and co-governance that truly shift power and advance policies that bring meaningful change for our communities?

At our first Actualizing Equity event of 2020, we explored these questions with (pictured above, from left) MK Nguyen, Program Manager at St. Paul Promise Neighborhood; Nelsie Yang, St. Paul Ward 6 City Councilmember; Bahieh Hartshorn, Movement Politics Manager at Take Action MN; Chauntyll Allen, St. Paul School Board; and Tram Hoang, Policy Advocate at the Alliance.

Watch a video of the panel discussion here

Download the recap resource