Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Dec. 30, 2015) – Like many folks, Mayor Jeffrey Lunde has been watching the tragedies of our nation and the world unfold, dismayed at what is happening when it comes to the increasing divisions of communities, races and organizations.
The city’s goal is to promote unity, pride and opportunity in Brooklyn Park, and Lunde said he is calling for a special series of events to start off 2016 on a positive note.
“I firmly believe open discussion in a warm, welcoming environment is the only way to make progress on increasing tensions,” Mayor Lunde said at an event with Brooklyn Park employees and fellow councilmembers. “I want to be the first to try to make that happen on a local level.”
On Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m., Mayor Lunde will host a meeting of religious leaders, of all faiths including Christian, Hindu and Muslim among others, to talk collaboration and how Brooklyn Park and the Northwest metro can come together as a region, to stop the divide that is tearing apart our country. It will take place at Brooklyn Park City Hall, located at 5200 85th Ave. N.
On Monday, January 28 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. those same faith leaders will join Mayor Lunde in a community forum where everyone can talk about what we as a region can do to bring people of all cultures, religions and races together. This meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Lunde said that hopes as many people as possible will join the discussion If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Josie Shardlow at email@example.com or call her at 763-493-8388.