Healing In Community: Shifting the Burden of Dismantling Systemic Racism

A two-day conference for those in mental and behavioral healthcare, education, youth services, faith, government, activism, and the broader community. All are welcome.

At KCTI’s 6th annual fall conference we will gather once again in community to lift up the voices of those experiencing the greatest burdens of systemic oppression.


Andrea Jenkins

Keynote: The T is not Silent: Race, Gender and Healing 

As a queer, black, transgender artist, organizer, and activist with more than 25 years of public service experience, Minneapolitan Andrea Jenkins, is a force to be reckoned with. A prominent leader in the LGBTQ movement for equity in Minnesota and across the nation, she is a talented policy strategist, organizer, and artist who uses every opportunity to inspire people to be more open, curious, and loving toward one another. As the first oral historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota, Andrea is providing a platform for transgender people to share their stories, too many of which include violence, discrimination, harassment, and isolation. Andrea is working tirelessly to advance understanding, inclusion, and equity, leading the way in the City of Minneapolis’ decision to sponsor three Trans Equity Summits and, through her work as an aide to City of Minneapolis council members, she’s helped shape policy. Andrea ran for and won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council.  She became the first transgender person elected to office in Minnesota and one of the highest-ranking transgender elected officials in the country.

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