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Conversations with the Council – Brooklyn Park

1/17/2019 10:46:09 AM

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Join the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage as we present on our current legislative priorities. Come out and engage in a conversation on issues impacting our community and how to take action at the Capitol in 2019. This event will take place in the Grand Hall of North Hennepin Community College on Thursday, January 17th from 6 – 8 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

Alfreda Daniels had this to say as to why she is attending this event. Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center are home to a large percentage of the African Heritage community. Over the years, as a community organizer in the #Brooklyns, I have seen a significant disconnect between the community and the council. As a result, the community has not been able to use the Council as a resource. For this reason, I am excited to see new leadership at the Council initiating this conversation and we (members of the “Blackest” city in Minnesota) are looking forward to hosting the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage for a powerful conversation. I’m positive this event will give the community access to what is becoming a useful tool at the State Capitol.

I am thankful to see Conversations with the Council kick off the Councils Legislative Agenda focused on the following three legislative priorities:

  • Black Immigration: Extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforcement of Deportation (DED) and Drivers Licenses for All
  • Restoration of Voting Rights: Voting right restored for Minnesotans serving felony probation
  • Family Preservation: A bill to reform the Child Protection Systems impact on Black and African Families.

These are issues that directly impact the Black/immigrant community of the #Brooklyns. It is important to know we have a council at the state level working to support our people by advocating for these policies and more.

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