Transform
Minneapolis

Context

Since the murder of George Floyd, the communities across the Twin Cities have seen rising levels of violence (suicides and homicides). In addition, the challenges posed by the pandemic, climate change, systemic inequalities & racism, have elevated levels of stress and anxiety in our communities to unprecedented levels, thereby threatening the mental health & wellbeing of our society. There is, therefore, an urgent need to reduce stress and improve the mental well-being of our communities. 

Empowering the Community Change-Makers

In the spirit of serving the community, often changemakers do not attend to their own self-care and wellbeing. Through our pioneering Mindful Leadership workshops (that we have implemented in South Los Angeles and other communities across the world), we will first empower them to build their inner capacity to manage their mental wellbeing and develop heightened socio-emotional skills. Thereafter through interactive processes and group discussions, we will enable participants to learn effective ways to resolve conflict, build systems thinking, improve social connectedness, and promote peace and social harmony. 

Project Timeline

Participants will be required to work on a service project that will promote peace and social cohesion and make a positive difference to at least 50 individuals (from across Twin Cities) each, using the wisdom that they have gained during the training.

Get Involved

In order to scale up the impact of our work, we are also seeking like-minded partners from academia, civil society, and businesses. If you would like to know more or get involved, please email mandar.apte@iahv.org.

Sponsored by

Minneapolis Foundation

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Cities4Peace is an Initiative of the International Association for Human Values