Sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Departments of Corrections, Education, Human Services, and Public Safety, and the Mayo Clinic's Child and Family Advocacy Program
“As a policy leader, as a father, as a man, I realized that I have a
responsibility to champion prevention. I can, and I need to, make a difference.”
~ Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner
(read Jim's full commentary at MPR.org)
Summit vs. Conference: What is the Difference?
The Minnesota Summit was a one-day think tank to design actions to prevent sexual violence in Minnesota. The Minnesota Summit brought together 200 of Minnesota’s best minds to support the State’s Sexual Violence Prevention planning.
There are numerous conferences that educate and prepare stakeholders to implement prevention strategies. The Minnesota Summit engaged Minnesota leaders in identifying actions to prevent the losses caused by sexual violence. The Minnesota Summit brought together 200 of Minnesota's best minds to support the State's Sexual Violence Prevention planning... read more about the summit ...
Participants included Community Shares MN, Microsoft, Safe Environments - Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, Target, United Way, youthrive:LIVE!, Allina Center for Innovation and Research, Search Institute, Humphrey Institute, The Women’s Foundation, The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cherish Our Children, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Sauer Foundation, Access Philanthropy, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau, the National Child Protection Center, the Wilder Foundation among more than 100 others…..
Friday, December 4
7:30-8:20 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20 am Women's Drumheart
8:30 am Welcome & Expectations: Jeff Horwich, Host MPR’s “In the Loop”
Introduction to IML audience-response technology
Scene from Carolyn Levy’s play “Until Someone Wakes Up”
DVD brief – Sexual Violence Prevention in MN
Speaker: Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough
9:00 am Owning the Problem & the Solution
Speakers: Patty Wetterling, Minnesota Department of Health; and Donna Dunn, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Violence
Featured speaker: Eric Janus, William Mitchell College of Law.
Roundtable One: Facilitated Dialogue & Action Priorities. Technology Feedback
10:45 am Environment Matters: The Perfect Storm
Performance by youthrive: LIVE!
Featured speaker: Sharon Cooper, MD, Forensic & Developmental Pediatrician, co-author of Child Sexual Exploitation: A Comprehensive Review of Pornography, Prostitution and Internet Crimes
12:00 pm Lunch Program
1:00 pm Environment Matters Roundtable
Roundtable Two: Facilitated Discussion with IML technology & Action Priorities. Technology Feedback
2:15 pm Integrated Leadership Making it Your Business
Panelists: Mary Ackerman, Search Institute; Jane Kirtley, Silha Ceneter, Professor of Media Ethics and Law, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, U of MN; Jeanne Martin, Program Director, Victim Services, Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted Community Corrections; and Lowell Pickett, The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant.
IML technology, action priorities and commitments for action.
4:45-4:55 pm Call to action from invited leaders
Speakers: Franni Franken, wife of U.S. Senator Al Franken; Representative Erin Murphy, Minnesota Legislature; Michael Campion, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety; and Joan Fabian, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
youthrive:LIVE! performs a spoken word summary of The Minnesota Summit
….and the environment changes
How Can I Become Involved?
The Minnesota Summit is only one way to advance prevention of sexual violence in Minnesota. If you would like to receive more information about The Minnesota Summit or its follow-up activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources from the Summit