Join the UMN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) for a series of workshops that dive deep into action you can take to create a welcoming community in Greater Minnesota. Hear from community leaders, businesses, and arts and cultural organizations about how they are implementing practices that welcome and include all community members.

The workshops build on an RSDP project that involved working with partners in two communities to explore their welcoming efforts and develop the guide Creating a Welcoming Community: A Toolkit to Support Immigrants, Refugees, and BIPOC.

Register for one workshop or all three. Registration space is limited to accommodate small group breakout discussions.


Thursday, May 13 @ 12-1:30pm



The workshops will be useful to anyone interested in taking action to ensure their town is welcoming to all residents.





Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting room after you register.


  • Betsy Roder, New York Mills Cultural Center
  • Maggie Rousu, White Earth Nation and Niijii Radio
  • Grace Roberts, White Earth Nation and Niijii Radio
  • Latham Hetland, New York Mills Cultural Center & Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Alyssa Scott, UMN public health graduate student, and Molly Zins, UMN Extension Central RSDP Executive Director, will host the workshops and provide an overview of the Creating a Welcoming Community toolkit.

One attendee at each session will be entered to win the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.


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