March 23, 2023

Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Feb. 28, 2017) — Online registration is open for the 4th Annual Community Forum on Race. The forum is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.

The purpose of the event is to facilitate meaningful intergenerational and multi-racial conversations about race in our community, as well as surrounding communities.

The event will feature Alexs Pate as its keynote speaker. Pate is an award-winning American author, novelist, playwright, writing professor and president of Innocent Technologies, LLC. His work has received the Minnesota Book Award and Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. He has also published a New York Times Bestseller.

We encourage all interested parties to register for this free event as soon as possible, as we anticipate it to fill up.

The event is sponsored by the Cities of Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Osseo Area Schools, African Immigrant Services, Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, the Joint Community Police Partnership and the NW Suburban Integration School District. To speak with members of the sponsoring organizations, please call Josie Shardlow at the above number.

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