EDTalks: Minnesota's Changing Demographics and the Impact on Education

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EDTalks: Minnesota's Changing Demographics and the Impact on Education


5:30pm doors/6pm speakers


We're kicking off our 2016-17 season of EDTalks with a discussion on demographic data - how the demographics of Minnesota and the metro area have changed over time, and what these changes mean for our communities and our classrooms. Join us to network before the program, grab some appetizers to enjoy during the presentations, and participate in our Q&A! 

Don't miss this evening of great EDTalks and conversation with Ruth Hamberg, Engagement Specialist for Minnesota Compass and KaYing Yang, Policy Director at the Coalition for Asian American Leaders in St. Paul. Our emcee for the evening is Javier Morillo.

Who is Minnesota? 
Ruth Hamberg is Engagement Specialist for Minnesota Compass, which provides current, credible data about our quality of life. Ruth works with decision-makers to inspire action through research and data storytelling. With research experience ranging from India to Ecuador, she is also a leader in the Minnesota Rising network and guides community outreach efforts for a local faith community.

Who Are We Talking About? The Importance of Disaggregating Data
KaYing Yang is Policy Director at the Coalition of Asian American Leaders in St. Paul. As a social justice advocate, she has led community development efforts in the US, Thailand and Laos, and works with civil rights groups to address alarming gaps in educational achievements, lack of desegregated data, economic and health disparities that plague large sectors of the Southeast Asian American community.

EDTalks is a lively series of networking and education events that engages young professionals in public education issues in the Twin Cities. Each program features two compelling 20-minute presentations by cutting-edge educators, youth advocates, journalists, artists, policy-makers and others, along with ample time for conversation and networking.

EDTalks is presented by AchieveMpls and The Citizens League in partnership with Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities