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February is Black History Month

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.

10th Annual Thinking College Early Fair

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.

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Kick Off Breakfast for Spokesman-Recorder and State of MN DEED

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.

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Building the Foundation For Allophilia @ The Capitol

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.
State Capitol

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Black Baseball in Minnesota and the Beginning of the Minnesota Twins in Bloomington

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:

A summary page about the State Councils including contact information is available here.