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The initial call

November 12, 2016

Organize the Energy

This year’s election has been one that has been filled with all sorts of negative rhetoric and actions.  After the elections, people have reported incidents of racial slurs and religious and political intimidation.  Across the country and locally, there have been protests.  While recognizing people’s right to protest, the Cross-Cultural Alliance of Duluth would like to invite you to be part of organizing that energy to build something positive.

This will not be a partisan effort. Some of us may be in mourning. Others celebrating.  But all of us have a stake in making sure our cities are welcoming places for everyone who lives here.   The goal is come together to take a stand that we will not let anyone in the Twin Ports region be targeted for who they are or what they believe.  We can be a model of a city that may have people with different cultures, religions and opinions, but still build resilience with a sense of respect and civility.

Please consider joining us in an initial planning meeting on Monday, November 14th at 6 pm at Peace United Church of Christ – 1111 N. 11th Avenue East.

We are starting with two questions:

  • What can we do now to make people feel safe?
  • What can we do to build a more resilient social fabric?

We are not sure what direction this will take and how long the process will be for something to unfold, but with the tension and actions in the community right now, we feel like we need to get the process started.

If you are not able to attend but want to be kept in the loop, please contact Renee or Doug.

Renee Van Nett | (218) 343-2602 |

Doug Bowen-Bailey |  (218) 310-7940 |