Preview: This weekend's MN Malcolm X Conference

Minneapolis activist Mel Reeves
Minneapolis activist Mel Reeves, left, and retired Minneapolis police Sgt. Lisa Clemons took part in a 2014 forum at the Minneapolis Urban League.
Curtis Gilbert | MPR News file

The second-annual MN Malcolm X Conference is happening in Minneapolis Saturday.

Mel Reeves, a longtime political activist, community organizer and writer is organizing the event, which aims to look at our political, economic and social system through the lens of Malcolm X's teachings.

The conference takes on greater weight this year as police violence and systematic racism have permeated the national conversation, and the marking of the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination.

Reeves joined MPR News' Tom Weber to talk about the event and his take on race relations here in the Twin Cities.

The conference is Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy in Minneapolis. More information on Facebook.

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