Legislatively speaking, there’s so much is at stake for Minnesota’s youth and families. This year, our policymakers have hit the ground running and are bringing to the forefront serious matters that serve as barriers that limit access to opportunities for youth to thrive, especially non-white youth from financially challenged communities. Issues such as expanding income limits for the K-12 Education Tax credit, legalization and taxation of cannabis, effective interventions for unhoused youth, and the appropriation of funds to support workforce development activities for our state’s vibrant Pan-African communities are among the many issues being discussed and voted on by our legislators.
Pushing P3 : Policy, Power, and Passion offers cross-cultural, intergenerational dialogue on these and other policies that are under consideration during Minnesota’s current legislative session. With a focus on topics that impact young people and families who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, our three commentators — representing Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X — will offer candid analysis via live, real-time commentary each Friday, by dissecting issues MN legislators have discussed earlier that same week. We’ll also host guest commentators that may include policymakers, youth and adult advocates, practitioners, and others.
Every Friday throughout the entirety of the 2023 legislative session, we’ll be focused on pushing three Ps:
• Discussing current POLICY
• Disrupting structures of POWER
• Delivering analysis with PASSION
Join us for what’s sure to be a lively and insightful discussion!