The Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee invites you to join in co-sponsoring this wonderful event:
Over the years, Minnesota has been at the forefront of welcoming refugees and other immigrants from around the world. In fact, most Minnesotans are themselves descendants of immigrants, including refugees who escaped war, persecution, or natural disasters in the lands from which they emigrated. This is part of the rich heritage of Minnesota we have long celebrated.
However, today Minnesotans are deeply concerned when we hear reports of Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of intolerance around our nation, abroad, and even in Minnesota. Anti-Muslim attitudes, acts of anti-Semitism, and growing fear of refugees from Syria and other troubled countries are increasingly finding expression in hateful speech, prejudice and even acts of violence in our state and beyond. Now is the time to reaffirm our solidarity with and support of all who live and work in our community, particularly for the newest Minnesotans among us. Our goal is to send a clear message that all are welcome in Minnesota and that we stand united against the intolerance and hostility that too many refugees and migrants have reportedly encountered in our state. As a community graced with a rich diversity of people, let us join together to celebrate We are One MN: Standing United in Celebrating Community.
We are One MN event details
When: Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1:00-3:00 p.m. FREE TO ALL.
Where: Saint Paul RiverCenter, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
What: Speakers, food, music, and spoken-word performances from many countries and cultures. Greetings from local, state, and national elected officials. The exhibit “Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict.” Ethnic handicrafts, art, and books available for purchase. Art project. Videos of personal journeys of new and settled refugees in Minnesota.
The program is sponsored and supported by a number of state and local leaders from public and private sectors, including government agencies, faith communities, educational institutions, service clubs and immigrant support groups.