Detailed Schedule

10:30 a.m.
Registration opensĀ (BUY TIX!)

Be sure to check out our sponsors’ tables!

11:30 a.m.
Buffet lunch

12:00 p.m.
Welcome and table talk exercise
Trygve Throntveit, Dean’s Fellow for Civic Studies, CEHD

12:30 p.m.
City government and civic renewal
Featuring St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter &
Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz
Interviewed by Jim Scheibel, Professor of Practice, Hamline University and former mayor of St. Paul

1:30 p.m.
Immigration as a moral, legal, and economic issue
Featuring Laura Bordelon, Sr. Vice President for Advocacy, MN Chamber of Commerce;
Catalina Morales, Lead Immigration Organizer, ISAIAH;
Fatima Said, Executive Director, Project FINE; &
Lt. Giovanni Veliz, Minneapolis Police Department
Interviewed by John Keller, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Refreshment break & student performance
Featuring Brian Neff, Nuevo Flamenco/Classical Guitarist and B.S. candidate in Kinesiology, CEHD

3:00 p.m.
Minnesota’s “Ban-the-Box” campaign
Featuring Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights;
Justin Terrell, Executive Director, Council on Minnesotans of African Heritage; &
Sarah Walker, Founder, MN Second Chance Coalition
Interviewed by Stephanie Sisco, PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, CEHD

4:00 p.m.
Civic purposes of higher education

FeaturingĀ Ron Anderson, Vice Chancellor of Student and Academic Affairs, Minnesota State;
Mary Hinton, President, College of St. Benedict; &
Bob McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota
Interviewed by Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar for Public Work, Sabo Center for Democracy, Augsburg University

4:45 p.m.
Closing with commitments

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.