Welcome to the 2020 Civic Action Academy! We are thrilled to have you with us in the virtual space this year. We’ve planned a day of inspiring speakers and thoughtful discussions designed to support you in reflecting on your relationship to civic action and establishing your own path to individual and collective changemaking. 
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Friday, November 13 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Civic Action Lightning Talks

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This session will feature 15-minute "lightning talks" by changemakers who exemplify different sections of the Social Change Wheel.

To introduce their work and illuminate their paths to civic agency, each changemaker will speak to four questions:
1. What event, person, issue, or moment propelled you into the work you do today?
2. What does civic agency mean to you? How do you take action through your work?
3. What gives you hope or keeps you going on hard days?
4. What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make a difference but doesn't know where to start?

Attendees will have the chance to ask our presenters questions during the Q&A session on Slack immediately following the lightning talks.

Civic Action Lightning Talks
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Zoom Webinar Format

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 13, 2020 02:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Civic Action Lightning Talks

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Nate Monson

Executive Director, Iowa Safe Schools
Nate Monson (he, him, his) serves as Executive Director of Iowa Safe Schools – a position he has held since graduating college in 2007, making him one of the longest serving and youngest Executive Directors of an LGBTQ organization in the country. Under Nate’s leadership, Iowa... Read More →
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Angelina Ramirez

Student, Coe College
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Mandi McReynolds

Director of Environment, Social, and Governance, Principal Financial Group
Mandi McReynolds (She, her, hers) is an award winning author, educator, and practitioner-scholar. She has spent her career building community relations and leadership programs at a Fortune 250 company, three different higher education institutions, and a statewide nonprofit. As the... Read More →
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Rep. Samantha Vang

State Representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
State Representative Samantha Vang (she, her, hers) was elected in 2018 to serve Minnesota House District 40B. Rep. Vang represents the communities of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center where she lives. Rep. Vang currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Property and Local Tax Division... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST