Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Danielle Kluz
Minnesota Alliance On Crime


2021 Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 9, 2021
10:00 am to Noon
Presenters: MAC Staff & Board

The 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will provide our members and allies the opportunity to learn more about the strategic work MAC staff and board are currently engaged in and provide direct feedback that will shape MAC's initiatives moving forward. Members will also ratify changes to MAC's vote on the presented slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.

This year, in order to assure the health of our members during the continued pandemic, the Annual Meeting will be held online.

We would like to see at least one representative from every MAC member program participate online at the Annual Meeting!

Annual Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Roll Call
  • Community Agreements
  • Land Acknowledgement
  • President’s Highlights
  • FY21 Financial Report
  • Legislative Summary
  • MAC Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Work
  • 2021 Member Survey
  • Staff Reports
  • 2022 Book Club
  • Board of Directors Slate of New Members
  • Membership Voting
  • Spotlight Award Presentation
  • Adjourn Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be held online via Zoom. We would like every member program attending to have access to and use their web camera and microphone. If your program does not have a working web camera and microphone, MAC will provide one of each per member program for free. Please contact Amee Krogfus no later than August 23, 2021. MAC will purchase the equipment and deliver it to your program prior to the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting Registration Fee
FREE for MAC members and non-members.

The 2021 Capacity Building Training: Different Ways of Knowing

This year, in order to assure the health of our members during the continued pandemic, the events of the Capacity Building Training will be held online.

Different Ways of Knowing: Victimization, Trauma, & Healing
Thursday, September 9, 2021
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Moderator: Julie Richards
Panelists (more to come): Marisa Cummings (MN Indian Women’s Resource Center), Farji Shaheer (NextStep, HCMC and North Memorial Hospital)
Join us for a panel discussion on how people experience victimization, trauma, and healing across different cultural boundaries. This discussion is intended to highlight the unique ways that our communities process victimization and look beyond mainstream Western perspectives when approaching victim advocacy.

Breakfast & Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Friday, September 10, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 am
Bring your breakfast and your copy of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House to this session where we will discuss trauma and recovery, culture and spirituality, tribal sovereignty, and justice and revenge through the lens of the book. You do not need to have read the book to participate in the discussion! You can find a summary here to help you prepare for the discussion. (Note: MAC staff and interns have all read the book and HIGHLY recommend it!)

Dodging Bullets Documentary—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma
Friday, September 10, 2021
1:00  to 3:00 pm
Best of Fest Award – Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
This event is open to MAC Members only.

America’s fickle love affair with Native Americans is limited to revisionist stories of passive Indian maidens like Pocahontas and Sacajawea or fierce doomed warriors like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. But when we look beneath the stereotypes and understand the issues and statistics of what’s really happening in Indian Country, the truth is surprising, complex, and frustrating. There are spiritual, psychological, and physical wounds experienced in large numbers of the Native American population and these hurts have a name, historical trauma.

Dodging Bullets, a Minnesota-made documentary, confronts historictral trauma head-on through interviews and discussions with young Native Americans whose lives are stricken with the effects of historical trauma. The film explores research by professionals whose work helps develop a better understanding of trauma, how it relates to Native Americans specifically and provides insight into ways we can improve the outcomes of Native people dealing with these challenges.

For more information, including a trailer, visit www.dodgingbullets.com.

A short discussion will follow the film.

Registration Fees

  • All trainings are FREE for MAC members
  • The Dodging Bullets documentary is open to MAC members only and is free to attend
  • Non-members: The Annual Meeting is FREE. $10 to attend either the Ways of Knowing or the Breakfast Book Club or $15 to attend both of the above training.
  • If you're not sure if your organization is a MAC member program, check here.

Please make sure you register by the end of the day on Monday, September 6, 2021.