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Diversity Team

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
— Martin Luther King Jr.

We believe that diversity enhances the community. The Diversity team works to enhance acceptance and understanding of one another’s culture and backgrounds.

Members: 15-20
Term: One year
Meets: 4th Thursday of every month, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 5200 85th Ave N. Dinner is provided
Time Commitment: Two and a half hours per month


  • Build trust and relationships with one another
  • Identify barriers to opportunities and providing solutions
  • Support and develop diverse leaders

Past and current projects

  • Cultural Awareness events including an international bazaar of cultural food, crafts, resources, and entertainment during Tater Daze 2013
  • Promoting community events and celebrations such as Hispanic Heritage Festival, Ramadan, Hmong Resource Fair, and Women History Month
  • Highlighting a diversity group each month
  • Addressing public policy to achieve social equity

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Josie Shardlow
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