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MPR NEWS & CATHOLIC CHARITIES PRESENT IN FOCUS EVENT: RACISM IN HOUSING ACCESS

 

November 3, 2020



ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 2, 2020 – MPR News and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis will partner to present the next event in the In Focus series: an in-depth discussion on housing access and race. In Focus: Racism in Housing Access will take place via a free webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Noon Central Time.

Inadequate access to housing is a growing problem in Minnesota, especially during a pandemic and economic downturn. Even while more Minnesotans are finding themselves without homes, it’s clear this crisis is hitting some communities harder than others: Black and Indigenous adults are overrepresented in the state’s unsheltered population.

In Focus: Racism in Housing Access will feature a panel of experts hosted by MPR News to discuss how racism affects a person’s ability to find a house or apartment, and then keep it. They will also speak to what efforts are being made to address these persistent racial disparities in homelessness and help more people access housing.

This discussion will include an audience Q&A and will be broadcast on MPR News at a later date. The event will also be available for viewing via Facebook Live on MPR News’ Facebook page. Updates on speakers and participants can also be found on this page.

What: In Focus: Racism in Housing Access

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12 p.m. Central Time

Where: Digital gathering via Zoom; more information available at mprevents.org

How: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. You may register here. Upon registering, you will be asked to sign up for a Zoom account at no cost.

Who: This event is presented by MPR News in partnership with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Panelists for the event will be announced in the coming days.

About In Focus

In Focus is a series of convenings MPR is committed to leading over the next year to bring awareness, dialogue, and potential solutions to Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities – in education, health, economic opportunities and many other areas. Through conversations with community leaders that are shaped by our curious, engaged audience, MPR hopes to encourage new connections and relationships that will help Minnesota communities make progress toward equity and inclusion.

About Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Public Radio® operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states for more than 50 years. Reaching more than 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services—MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current®—produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. Programs produced by MPR’s national programming division, American Public Media®, 17 million listeners via approximately 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, and produces award-winning podcasts spanning the best in investigative journalism, food, business and entertainment.

For more information on MPR, visit minnesotapublicradio.org.

Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio. Data are estimates only.

About Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis serves those most in need. Now in our 150th year of service, we are a critical part of the social and civic infrastructure upon which the community relies to solve poverty, create opportunity and advocate for justice. Our programs for children, families and adults annually assist nearly 23,000 people, regardless of faith, background or circumstance. Through our advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities serves as a tireless voice for those who often go unheard. Our work would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers and donors. To learn more, please visit http://www.cctwincities.org

 

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