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Racial Justice Network to Hold Virtual Mayoral Forum on Wednesday, September 22

Forum will focus on Racial Justice topics with an emphasis on Criminal Justice


Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Racial Justice Network (RJN), a local grassroots organization fighting for racial justice, is holding a series of virtual candidate forums focusing on the upcoming Minneapolis Elections.

On Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30pm, RJN will host seven mayoral candidates including the incumbent, Mayor Jacob Frey. Other confirmed participants are:

  • Kate Knuth

  • Sheila Nezhad

  • A.J. Awed

  • Clint Connor

  • Jerrell Perry

  • Paul E. Johnson

The question and answer portion of the forum will focus on racial justice topics in Minneapolis. A particular focus will be on the candidates’ plan for an equitable public safety system.

“The upcoming city elections will be consequential in determining the next steps towards racial justice in the City of Minneapolis”, said Nekima Levy Armstrong, founder of the Racial Justice Network, attorney, and forum moderator. “It is important for all of us to engage in this election and become informed on each candidate’s platform for bringing justice and equity to Minneapolis. This forum will provide a unique opportunity to learn about these candidates and their plans.”

The virtual forum will be broadcast live on the Racial Justice Network’s Facebook page and will remain there for future viewing by Minneapolis residents.

The Racial Justice Network (RJN) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization, committed to fighting for racial justice and building bridges across racial, social, and economic lines.