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COVID-19 has exposed underlying social inequalities and fundamental problems with access to basic needs, such as mental health. Its ripple effects continue to exacerbate racism and discrimination, and disproportionately affect BIPOC communities.

Join LeadMN and Minnesota Peacebuiling Leadership Institute for this 5-week program that will connect students with mental health resources, coping mechanisms, and opportunities to learn strategies on how to increase racial equity and community resilience.  

This program is free for students that register with LeadMN. Upon completion of the series, students will receive a Badge in Leadership for building their skills in cultural competency and inclusion. This digital badge is displayed electronically on LinkedIn to show prospective employers the skills that students has achieved. CEs are also available for Minnesota nurses, educators, and mental health professionals.

All are welcome to attend!


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Week 1:

Introduction to Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) for Cultural Competence, Racial Healing & Equity

November 5, 3:00pm - 5:00 pm

When terrible things happen, like racism and COVID-19, our peace is stolen from us. Most people want to build peace into their lives and community. Our 2-hour online Intro to STAR training integrates and promotes trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice to build peace into our lives and communities. Everyone is welcome to join us. ____________________________________________________________________________

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Week 2:

Introduction to Resilience & Self-Care: Training for Practice in Everyday Life

November 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

When terrible things happen and our peace is stolen from us, most people want to build peace into their lives. Join us to learn, explore, and apply simple, free strategies to build peace into our personal and community lives with self-care practices for resilience. Everyone is welcome to join us.


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Week 3:

Introduction to Talking Circles for Building Community Trust & Peace

November 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This 2-hour online training teaches the basic philosophy, principles, vocabulary, and practices of the Indigenous talking circle process for virtual and in-person applications. Since ancient times many Indigenous communities have utilized the talking circle process for community building, decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict transformation. It is designed for those wanting to work with others to build trust and peace within their spheres of influence. This training is for everyone: laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals.


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Week 4:

Coming to the Table

November 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Coming to the Table gatherings are racial healing talking circles to address interpersonal, community, and structural racial violence and trauma. At CTTT, descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, Indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue are invited to come together to envision Minnesota as a just and truthful community - one that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn.


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Week 5:

Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Healing

November 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Relationships are ruptured by harm and violence. Restorative justice heals and repairs individual and community relationships to prevent violence. This training is for everyone who wants to learn the basics of Restorative Justice. Everyone is welcome to join us. Pay-What-You-Can; continuing education credits are available for MN social workers, teachers, and nurses for a modest fee.




Contact Mameneh, Manager of Equity and Inclusion, at