NOC to host community forum featuring Bernie Sanders

On Friday, February 12, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will host a community conversation at the Capri Theater on West Broadway Patrick Henry High School, featuring Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. 

The forum does not represent the endorsement of a candidate. It represents a historic opportunity for community members to converse with a presidential candidate and ask for real responses about the pressing issues facing Black communities. 

This forum will focus on the Black experience in America, and specifically in Minnesota, home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country. Topics will include how the federal government can divest public resources from structures that cause and widen our racial disparities, and invest in radical solutions being developed in Black communities and other communities of color. 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined our invitation to participate. 

"We're excited for historically marginalized community members to directly engage a presidential candidate, to share directly both the state of urgency and the unlimited opportunity that exists in the black community," said Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. 

This will be a ticketed event with limited space. Ticket information will be available soon. Livestreaming satellite locations will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. To volunteer to host a satellite location, please email

More details, including the finalized time of the event, will be forthcoming. Please direct media inquiries to

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  • commented 2016-08-05 06:24:07 -0500
    Our team from would like to support such events. We’d take part in discussion and will be glad to speak about education.
  • commented 2016-02-10 19:20:42 -0600
    Very interested in participating. How and when will ticketing information be released? We really don’t want to miss it.
  • commented 2016-02-10 13:45:12 -0600
    what time is the event?
  • commented 2016-02-10 07:49:55 -0600
    I have already chosen to vote for Bernie and can’t wait for the community to have a chance to hear that Bernie has been fighting for AA rights since the 60’s when he was arrested for protesting segregated housing at the University of Chicago. He even walked with MLK. I wish I could go but would love to hear the conversation via stream.
  • commented 2016-02-09 19:45:17 -0600
    I would like to attend this event and Friday is almost here so please tell me how to get a ticket. Thank you.
  • commented 2016-02-09 16:48:45 -0600
    I love to attend as well, but I will wait as I rather have more AA brothers and sisters attend, and I can watch or listen via stream.
  • commented 2016-02-09 11:40:10 -0600
    I live in North Minneapolis, I’d love to participate! I’m looking forward to getting ticketing information.

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