Education & Community

Executive Leadership Academy - Minnesota State, Mankato EDINA

Now in EDINA!

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Executive Leadership Academy provides unique perspectives on how to drive customer-strategic thinking across the enterprise.  Learn best practices to lead teams, embrace adversity, and define your personal leadership style and brand.  Participants receive a certificate of completion plus a Digital Badge which can be uploaded to social media accounts. Read more about Executive Leadership Academy - Minnesota State, Mankato EDINA

Edina Community Education offers opportunities to get creative.

Gain some hands-on experience while exploring your creative side as you learn and craft with local artists in this maker series. This class, offered by Edina Community Education, gives participants opportunities to learn card making, charcuterie board creation, assembling modern jewelry and more. All Ages. $25-$49. Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road; Registration required and opens August 17th. Classes start September 7th. For more information or to register, visit and search Edina Maker Series or call 952.848.3952 Read more about Edina Community Education offers opportunities to get creative.

Staying in the Fight

Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight

HBCU Legacy of Leadership

From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership

Acting on Dr. King’s Call

How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call


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