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Join Naaima Khan For Restorative Practice as a Tool for Advancing Racial Justice.

How are we moving toward progress on racial justice and race equity? What are the big questions we need to ask to move nonprofits to action in this realm? Join us for a conversation to explore restorative practice as a means of becoming more action-oriented around racial justice.

We will learn about the basic framework of restorative practice, consider the current state of our communities’ conversations about racial justice/equity and explore the potential that the restorative practice framework offers to advance this work. Conversation participants should be ready to share their experience, wisdom and insights as part of the discussion as is comfortable while creating and honoring a respectful space for others.


Naaima Khan

Naaima is a consultant and Owner and Principal of Create Good consulting, where she consults with organizations to help them achieve more effective, equity-centered strategy and evaluation planning. 

Naaima has worked with nonprofits for 10+ years as a strategic planner/facilitator, content creator, grant program manager, evaluator and equity/inclusion leader. She holds a master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies. Naaima helps clients center equity in their strategic planning and evaluation by applying principles of antiracism, human-centered design and restorative practice. She served as an advisor to St. Olaf College’s Lutheran Center for Faith, Community and Values and serves on the board of the Minnesota Evaluation Association. She participates in restorative justice circles to help divert community members from the court system.

Virtual Leadership Breakfast with Sarah Schaefer

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 07:45 AM · 14 rsvps

About the Leadership Breakfast Series:

Looking to get to the next level in your nonprofit career? At YNPN Twin Cities' Leadership Breakfast series, nonprofit leaders will share with you exactly how they did it, what they learned and what they're looking for in a rising nonprofit leader.

A little bit about Sarah Schaefer, Executive Director of MENTOR Minnesota:

Sarah Schaefer

Sarah (pronouns: she/her) comes to MENTOR Minnesota following almost five years as the Program Director at Bolder Options where she simultaneously served on both the MENTOR Minnesota Board of Directors and the MMN Program Services Council. In December 2019, the US Department of State recruited her to represent the field of mentoring in a professional exchange program with youth development leaders in Northern Ireland.

Sarah is originally from Maine. She has a BA in Religion with a minor in Gender Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters of Special Education from George Mason University. She taught high school Special Education and English inclusion for three years before moving to Minneapolis to canoe the entire Mississippi River.

She lives in South Minneapolis with her wife and their dog.


What you need to know:

  • The virtual leadership breakfast will be held through Zoom, confirmed lottery guests will receive meeting link from facilitator.

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