Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (l) and Nekima Levy Armstrong (r) delivered a joint keynote address about "Progressive Solidarity" (photo Sarah Whiting)

CLICK dots below for other images from the event
Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (l) and Nekima Levy Armstrong (r) delivered a joint keynote address about "Progressive Solidarity" (photo Sarah Whiting) CLICK dots below for other images from the event

There is no more powerful way to initiate significant social change than to start a conversation. When a group of people discover that they share a common concern, that’s when the process of change begins. 
— Margaret Wheatley


How do we build intersectional momentum for the issues we care about? That was the topic of a four-hour evening discussion and sit-down dinner at Carondelet Center in St. Paul on October 16.

Find photo gallery of the event here.


A large conversation group focused on how to develop lobbying skills, moderated by Asma Mohammed, alongside lobbyist Sarah Walker of MZA+Co., Vote-Climate, Health Care for All Minnesota, MN Nurses Association, and Active Voices.

Watch video clip here.


Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Nekima Levy Armstrong delivered a joint keynote address about what they have heard and seen on the campaign trail, and challenged us about what we need to do to effect greater change with “Progressive Solidarity.”

See Part 1 clip here.

See Part 2 clip here.

Their Powerpoint presentation is below.


Zaynab Abdi moderated a discussion about voting rights and Census 2020, alongside League of Women Voters and Common Cause. Learn about voting rights here. Stay tuned for video about the impact of the census on voting rights.


Suzanne Candell offered experiential exercises in how to reframe storytelling with people who have different viewpoints. 

Watch video clip here.


Anika Bowie and Nelima Sitati Munene discussed two fractured systems that need strong leadership in this election cycle — criminal justice reform and housing. Stephannie Lewis moderated that session. Unfortunately there were audio difficulties with that session, so it is not available. Our intention is to record a future roundtable discussion.



Powerpoint presentation (1 minute) created by Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Nekima Levy Armstrong about "Progressive Solidarity."