Bagels Beyond Boundaries with Minnesota Rising
Bagels Beyond Boundaries provides an informal space for students, staff and faculty to engage in discussion over bagels and coffee. Speakers from different sectors will illuminate examples from their own experience or research on ways to bring people together across boundaries to address a particular issue.
This Session: Minnesota Rising with Common Grounds
Founded in 2009, Minnesota Rising is a network of emerging leaders in Minnesota. Minnesota Rising works to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota, and focuses on developing the collective capacity of this generation for impacting Minnesota's future. Join founder Diane Tran and supporting steward Eriks Dunens talk about Minnesota Rising as well as introduce their Cascading Conversation initiative. CIL has invited it's interdisciplinary student initiative called Common Grounds to participate in the discussion.
Cascading conversations have sparked fun, engaging opportunities for people to discuss their values and visions for Minnesota’s future and to share how they could make that future a reality. Our objective is to strengthen the network and capacity of emerging leaders in Minnesota and to work toward a shared vision for the future of our state. While we cannot develop a strategic plan for our generation, we can be strategic about our intentions for the Minnesota we will create together. The cascading conversations tour is an attempt to discover what we have in common, to learn about what’s working in Minnesota that we can build on, and to uncover how we can work individually and collectively to achieve the future we desire. We invite anyone and everyone who thinks this matters to join us in these conversations!