Welcoming Communities Project continuing

SLEEPY EYE — The Welcoming Communities Project, providing a framework for communities to build relationships, learn inclusive community practices, tools and skills, continues to meet monthly at the Sleepy Eye Event Center.

The next session begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 and continues to 9 p.m. Participants should be Brown County residents or employees. Seating is limited for each community group with a waiting list.

Future meeting dates are March 12, April 9, May 14 and Sept. 10. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Outside class assignments may be required.

Participants must be motivated and committed to serve the community, participating in and/or leading further equity and inclusion efforts in their local community.

Potential themes include equity and inclusion leadership, understanding bias, race and cultural competency, small town economics and dynamics, community engagement, creating a welcoming community, stewardship and visioning.

There is no cost. The program is funded by a Blue Cross Blue Shield – Healthy Connections Grant.

Submit applications online at https://www.rndc.org, in person at chamber of commerce offices in New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield or email juliehawker@gmail.com subject: WC Application.

For more information, call Julie Hawker at 507-469-4552.

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