IN FOCUS: Stories behind the Storefront

Tuesday, June 06
Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm

MPR News and Meet Minneapolis present
Stories behind the Storefront 
Tuesday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m.  

Live at Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406 
MPR News and Meet Minneapolis present IN FOCUS: Stories behind the Storefront.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge for a panel discussion about creating an inclusive recovery, led by MPR News host Angela Davis. The Lake Street corridor was significantly damaged during the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd. But business owners and residents cleaned up and came back and insisted that justice be both a part and a goal of the process. How is this landmark business district faring, three years after it became ground zero for a national racial uprising? And what lessons could we learn about making economic recovery available to all?


Angela Davis is the host of MPR News with Angela Davis, a weekday talk show that airs at 9 a.m. She joined MPR News in November 2018 after more than 25 years of television reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country.  

Davis leads conversations on a wide variety of topics including how the state is changing, Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities, economic issues, education and mental health. The program includes insight from experts as well as listeners who call in during the live broadcast.  

About In Focus  

In Focus is a series of convenings we are committed to leading on Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. Through conversations with community leaders that are shaped by our curious, engaged audience, we hope to encourage new connections and relationships that will help Minnesota communities make progress toward equity and inclusion.  

 Continue these conversations and start new ones by joining our Facebook group. There we’ll be hosting conversations before, after and during the live events, as well as sharing personal experiences and questions.  

About our Partner

Meet Minneapolis’ mission is to positively impact the economic and social prosperity of our Minneapolis community by attracting visitors, meetings and events that directly support jobs and local businesses, and generate critical revenues. By promoting the remarkable features, assets and businesses across the city of Minneapolis, Meet Minneapolis brings 500 to 700+ conventions, groups, sporting events and conferences to Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center annually. This important work significantly contributes to the tens of millions of visitors that come to the metro region each year. The work of Meet Minneapolis also impacts our community in critical, meaningful and unexpected ways – from the millions of dollars in additional tax revenue that’s generated by visitor spending to supporting nearly 30,000 tourism and hospitality jobs in Minneapolis.  


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