Session Debrief - A Community Conversation
Join the Council virtually on August 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for a discussion on the 2021 regular and Special Sessions. The State's Legislators of African Heritage will be present to provide a report to our community and answer questions that you may have. Specific topics that will be covered are: education equity, family and community support, improvements in policing and public safety, small business and workforce development, and the new state budget. This meeting will be streamed online with a live audience and recorded for future distribution and viewing. Register for this event by clicking here
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What Does the Council Do?
We advise the Governor and Legislature on issues that affect the African Heritage community. We also serve as a liaison to the federal government, local government units and private organizations on matters relating to people of African Heritage in Minnesota.
COVID-19 Updated Restrictions
Masks are required in all indoor spaces for unvaccinated individuals. Exceptions will be made for those under the age of 5 years old and those with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.
For more information on COVID-19, schools, business closures, prevention, child care and updates on how Minnesota is handling the virus visit the Minnesota Dept. of Health website by clicking HERE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website can be viewed by clicking HERE for federal updates on the U.S. response. For more information on community resources during this time, and to read a letter from the Council's Chair visit the COVID-19 tab on this page.
Next Meeting dates:
Exec. Council Meeting: August 3rd from 6:00 - 7:30 PM via WebEx conference call due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can join this meeting by clicking here The meeting number is 146 308 0768 and the password is iMnhc27EUE3
Full Council Meeting: August 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM via WebEx Video Conference Call due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Dept. of Education and the Office of Higher Education, will be presenting at this meeting. This meeting will be broadcast live on the Council's Facebook page, you can view it by clicking here If you would like to make a comment during the public comments section of the agenda, please click here to join the meeting. The event number is 142 266 7451 and the event password is PiKfPJSp292 Once you are added to the meeting, you will be muted until the public comments portion of the agenda. Community members are welcome to ask questions to presenters via typing them into the meeting Q & A section if you have joined the meeting or in the video comments section of the Facebook Livestream. You can also submit your comments prior to the Council meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are generally open to the public unless otherwise noted.
African Heritage Owned Businesses
Finding businesses that are owned by members of the African heritage community in the Twin Cities, is as easy as clicking a button. A full listing of food vendors, retail shops, hair salons and barbershops can be viewed cy clicking here
As a business owner of African Heritage, the Council would like to invite you to become a vendor with the State of MN. The process is quick, simple and it will allow you to not only be a vendor in order to work with the Council but also be a vendor with any other state agency. The Council is working towards increasing the number of vendors of African Heritage with the State of Minnesota. To get started with the registration process click here to be redirected to the registration site.