History & Awareness Months and EVENTS
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Black History Month was founded by The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ASALH has selected “Civil Rights in America” as this year’s Black History Month Theme. A summary of statewide events is available here.
A family affair for parents and students: Grades 5-12
Saturday, February 22, 2014
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnson Senior High School
1349 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106n Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Breakout sessions for parent and students. Meet college representatives from state, community and private colleges, including historically black colleges and universities. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships and careers.
For additional information: https://staff.spps.org/uploads/thinkingcollegeearly2014_color.pdf
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Ave N - Minneapolis, MN 55411
In May of 2014 the Spokesman-Recorder and DEED are collaborating to host a Career, Resource, and Education Expo event in conjunction with the 19th Annual High School Graduation Celebration Dinner. This will give high school graduates exposure to future career, employment and extended learning opportunities available to them after graduation.
For additional information:
Event sponsored by the Council on Black Minnesotans to lay the groundwork for community solutions during the legislative session.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
For additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/507796402671862/
Feb. 27, 2014 reception 6:30 pm, program 7 pm
Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Commissioner Lindsey will speak on the importance of Black History Month and recognizing the fight for human rights in all areas of life, including the great American game of baseball. Hosted by the Bloomington Human Rights Commission. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Twins, the Bloomington Historical Society and the Ramsey County Historical Society.
Resources for Additional Community Events
Check the Minnesota State Councils' web sites for additional community events and announcements. Use the links below to go directly to a council's web site:
- Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
- Council on Black Minnesotans
- Chicano Latino Affairs Council
- Indian Affairs Council
- State Council on Disability
A summary page about the State Councils including contact information is available here.