The City of Golden Valley invites all community members to observe Black History Month by attending free, inclusive, and celebratory events in and around Golden Valley throughout the month. The City is co-hosting three events where attendees will engage in critical community conversations, take part in storytelling, and celebrate Black voices throughout history.
Feb 6, 6–9 pm: Bridging the Faultlines: Stories of Racism, Resistance & Repair (Program 1)
Experience Jim Crow of the North Stories in a live event that features music, poetry, and food at Breck School in Golden Valley (123 Ottawa Ave N Golden Valley, MN 55422).
Come together to “Bridge the Faultlines” between the adjacent communities of Golden Valley and North Minneapolis, which were historically divided through purposeful segregation.
The event is free with registration. Register here.
Feb 16, 6 pm: Umoja Mixer/Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV)
February's equity forum will be a combination of Golden Valley's traditional BAEGV style mixed with a Umoja (Unity) Mixer.
The evening will kick off with food and music and a short presentation on the importance of Umoja, meaning unity in Swahili. Next, members of the City's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission will host a Celebrating Black Women Circle. The event will end with a game of Black History Jeopardy.
The event is free and open to all. Children's activities will be provided. Learn more.
March 6, 6–9 pm: Bridging the Faultlines: Stories of Racism, Resistance & Repair (Program 2)
Bridging the Faultlines continues with an evening of music, poetry, and more at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis (2027 W Broadway Ave Minneapolis, MN 55411).
For more information about the City's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, visit the City website.