47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Thursday, April 20 • 8:05am - 9:05am
Thursday Opening Plenary Session: Pursuing Regional Equity in the Twin Cities (For details in printed program, refer to Program Highlights section in table of contents)

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Alondra Cano

Ninth Ward City Council Member, City of Minneapolis
When she was elected, Alondra said this to Minnesota Public Radio: “My entire life, I’ve worked on efforts to make sure the diverse communities of Minneapolis and Minnesota were engaged, empowered and served by the various institutions that govern us.” She added, “I’m humbled... Read More →
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Gary Cunningham

President and CEO, Meda
For more than 20 years, Gary L. Cunningham has served as the top leader of philanthropic, health care, public policy, and educational organizations. Gary joined Meda as President and CEO in August 2014. Meda’s proven market-based solutions address racial economic inequities by fostering... Read More →
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Jason Sole

President, Minneapolis National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Jason Marque Sole is a former drug dealer, leader of a notorious street gang, and a three-time convicted felon. The middle of three children, Jason was raised on the mean streets of Chicago by a father who was addicted to cocaine and an overburdened mother left to pick up the pieces... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 8:05am - 9:05am
Nicollet Grand Ballroom (1st Floor)