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Youth Cultural Healing Summit

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm



The Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation and Marnita’s Table invite you to join us for our first Youth Cultural Healing Summit. This all-day event brings together community voices, emergent research, and embodied, practical approaches to supporting individual and collective resilience for young people and those who serve them.

There will be a variety of speakers and activities, including guided meditations and cultural healing demonstrations. A delicious feast will be served with abundant options suiting any dietary concern, from vegan to halal to carnivore, using the Marnita’s Table model of a resource abundant environment where all can eat their fill!

Watch our video invitation:


Do you know a young person who would benefit from learning mindfulness techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and other centering practices to help them manage stressful situations? Do you work with youth and are searching for new tools to help them manage in an increasingly stressful, traumatized world? Are you a young person who is inspired to heal your hurt, add your voice to the collective conversation and create a better future? Join us!

We are specifically seeking a vibrant cross-cultural mix of participants. If you know someone who will add and/or receive extraordinary value through their participation, feel free to reach out across race, class, culture or age and invite them to join you!

Speakers will include researchers in healing and trauma-informed practices, experts in community and more. There will be featured youth performances by the Irreducible Grace Foundation and the Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble at Indigenous Peoples Task Force!


Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This event is open to the community (all ages welcome). There is no charge to participate. RSVP via email to elexis@marnitastable.org. You may also call (612) 928-7744.


The Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation and Marnita’s Table have a long history of bringing together communities in order to create meaningful experiences and conversations. Young people today are affected by stress and trauma from many sources, from mass shootings to the opioid crisis and more. This event was created to provide youth with the resources and knowledge they need to manage their daily lives.

About the Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation
Catalyst Initiative is a field of interest fund of The Minneapolis Foundation designed to build integrative health and healing in Minnesota. Our purpose is to honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Catalyst taps into our innate power to heal and be well through two primary approaches: self-care as primary care and culturally meaningful trauma healing practices.

About Marnita’s Table
Marnita’s Table seeks to measurably increase social capital across race, class, culture, gender and other means of self-identity in order to catalyze transformational change where racial and cultural differences are not viewed as deficits or merely tolerated, but instead viewed as assets. Experts at social capital building, over the past fourteen years we’ve welcomed over 54,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread.


Catalyst Initiative
Marnita’s Table


Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, 55403
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