“This milestone belongs to our constituents and we are proud of the commitment of our communities across the state to actively participate in working to shape policy that directly affects them,” stated Patwin Lawrence, Board Chair of the Council on Black Minnesotans. “As a Council, one of our major objectives is to shift our community’s engagement with government beyond simply voting. We believe that more people at the table brings innovation and community driven solutions that eradicate disparities.”
The day also includes a Rally in the Rotunda at 2pm. Invited speakers include Governor Dayton, leaders from the DFL and GOP, and community leaders. The rally will also feature Open Mic opportunities for attendees to reflect on earlier hearing and their experience. With a strong coalition of over 40 community organizations sponsoring this event, it should be an exciting day with hundreds of participants from all across the state.
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Mohamed H. Mohamed at mohamed.h.mohamed@
Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. | Human Rights & Criminal Justice Hearing, State Office Building-Room 10 Legacy Arts Hearing, State Office Building-Basement Hearing Room
12:30 p.m. | Housing Hearing, State Office Building-Basement Hearing Room
2:00 p.m. | Rally in the Rotunda, State Capitol
About The Council on Black Minnesotans
The Minnesota Legislature created the Council on Black Minnesotans in 1980 to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.