MOORHEAD — President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Minnesota Vikings star Alan Page will be visiting community leaders in northwest Minnesota this week to talk about education achievement gaps in the state.
The event, which includes other state and local officials, will be a discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Minnesota State University Moorhead, with its Chief Diversity Officer, Jered Pigeon, serving as moderator.
Also participating in the Moorhead event will be Minnesota Humanities Center CEO Kevin Lindsey and West Central Initiative Foundation President Anna Wasescha.
It will be a virtual event to try to limit the number of people in attendance, but Kashkari and Page will be personally in attendance with the other panelists.
The meetings across the area are aimed at addressing inequity and ensure that all Minnesota children can reach "their highest self and lead in our society, democracy and economy."
The discussions will focus on disparities facing children of color as well as low-income students.
The goal is also to build a "child-centered education system of the future" through what Kashkari and Page propose as an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that they say will strengthen education in the state.
Kashkair and Page will also visit Viking Elementary School in Pelican Rapids at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and will travel to Bemidji on Friday, with stops at JW Smith Elementary School at 1 p.m. and the American Indian Resource Center at 2:30 p.m.
Page is also co-founder of the Page Education Foundation.