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MinnPost Social: Finding hope amid health disparities in Minnesota

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Registration is now open for a free virtual event — MinnPost Social: Finding hope amid health disparities in Minnesota — at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

MinnPost is committed to reporting on health equity, mental health and addiction in Minnesota, especially when it comes to telling the stories of people working to address the state’s persistent health disparities.

Over the past several months, MinnPost has introduced readers to a mental health advocate in St. Cloud who helped refugees plant a vegetable garden on city-owned land; an advocate providing culturally accessible care for domestic abuse survivors; a Native student pursuing a psychology degree through a new program at Bemidji State University; and entrepreneurs inspired by Philando Castile who came up with a way to monitor people’s interactions with police during traffic stops.

Join MinnPost writers Ava Kian and Andy Steiner in a conversation with managing editor Harry Colbert, Jr. at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. They’ll discuss how they find stories of hope even as Minnesota’s health disparities have been slow to improve.

REGISTER NOW: The event is free, but registration is required. You will receive the virtual event link and details after you have signed up.

This lively Q&A session is part of our MinnPost Social event series, presented by Darla Kashian — RBC Wealth Management and Great River Energy, in which MinnPost journalists share insights with audience members in a casual atmosphere.

MinnPost’s coverage of Race & Health Equity is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Our coverage of Mental Health & Addiction is made possible by Agate Housing & Services, as well as Allan & Lou Burdick; Joel & Laurie Kramer: Jennifer Martin / Martin & Brown Foundation; Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation; and Patricia Stark.