11:00am Race & Privilege

Race & Privilege
Rinal Ray                     Kelly Rowan
Explore race and privilege from different lenses — the personal, professional and community. This session will mold to your conversation preferences, from one-on-one to larger circle dialogues. The session will move from foundational definitions and motivations, quickly to intentional brainstorming for steps moving forward. We assume attendees will have some experience talking about race and privilege, and are comfortable exploring our shared stake in confronting race and privilege.

Rinal Ray is the Board Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Twin Cities. She is also a Staff Attorney with the Minnesota Justice Foundation at William Mitchell College of Law, and works in Pro Bono Development at the Minnesota State Bar Association. Formerly, a Project Coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Rinal worked on the Nonprofit Legal Handbook and the Charitable Tax Exemption Campaign. During law school, Rinal worked as a judicial intern, legal research assistant, law clerk at the Youth Law Project of the Minneapolis Legal Aid Society and a Minnesota Justice Foundation summer law clerk at the Public Defender’s Office in Rochester. She volunteered with the Street Law program and Hennepin County’s Office of Multicultural Services and completed an AmeriCorps term of service with Admission Possible. Rinal was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2008. She has a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. degree in International Studies and Political Science from Macalester College.

Kelly Rowan is a consultant with the Excelsior Bay Group, providing strategic fundraising and management counsel to nonprofits locally, regionally, and nationally. Kelly has over ten years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, most recently as development manager with the Charities Review Council. Passionate about engaging people in philanthropy and working collaboratively to improve our communities, Kelly volunteers with a variety of progressive causes. She currently serves on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Twin Cities, which provides and promotes opportunities for the development of young people in the nonprofit sector.


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