City Reinforces Commitment To Equity
March 31, 2021
A community-organized event will take place Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4 pm, at Benihana in Golden Valley. According to a press release from event organizers, the purpose of the gathering is for community members to speak out against racist and discriminatory behavior towards African American customers by Benihana’s management.
The City of Golden Valley is dedicated to being a supportive and united community, strengthened by the diversity of its residents and visitors. City staff has planned a meeting with the five Black women organizing the event this afternoon based on their experience at Benihana. The Police Department has been in contact with event organizers and will support and protect the right to assemble and peacefully protest.
This is an opportunity for the City to reflect on ways to fulfill the values outlined in its Welcome Statement and Equity Plan as a place of belonging for all. The City will continue to examine its policies and practices to ensure residents and visitors experience Golden Valley with dignity and free of discrimination, fear, violence, and hate.