• Icehouse MPLS (map)
  • 2528 Nicollet Avenue South
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55404
  • United States


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 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,  andYoung Professionals of Minneapolis. It is sponsored by a generous donation from the Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation with additional support from the Bush Foundation

Students Lead in Anti-Racist Classrooms
Tom Rademacher teaches in Minneapolis and was named Minnesota
Teacher of the Year in 2014. Tom’s work in the classroom focuses on
giving his students opportunities to learn about the world, reasons to
really care about it, and the voice and tools to change it. Outside of his
classroom, he’s passionate about new teacher support and student
advocacy. In whatever free time he finds, he writes (misterrad.tumblr.com)
and tweets (@mrtomrad) about education. Tom says his greatest teachers
have always been far older or far younger than himself.


Knowing Where We Come From Determines Where We’re Going

Peggy Flanagan joined Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota as is
executive director in 2013. A citizen of the White Earth Nation of
Ojibwe, Peggy was the first Native American and youngest person ever
elected to serve on the Minneapolis Board of Education (2005-2009).
She co-chairs Mayor Betsy Hodges' Cradle to K Cabinet and has
served on Governor Mark Dayton's Task Force on Child Protection.
A nationally-recognized expert on civic engagement, Peggy was
chosen by Campaigns & Elections magazine as one of the top 100

AchieveMpls and The Citizens League in partnership
with Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities,
Twin Cities Young Professionals and the Minnesota
Spokesman Recorder

For more information, contact Rachel Shields
at 612.455.1559 or rshields@achievempls.org.

Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation