Duluth African Heritage Commission creates purpose statement and meeting schedule

Duluth African Heritage Commission creates purpose statement and meeting schedule Photo: WDIO File

Created: March 04, 2021 04:30 PM

The newly-formed Duluth African Heritage Commission has established their purpose statement and regular meeting schedule. According to a press release, the Commission will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. These meetings will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Below is a copy of the purpose statement that the Commission created at the February meeting.

“The purpose of this Commission is to ensure that the views of the African Heritage community are incorporated in the decision making, future planning, and stewardship of the City of Duluth. The Commission will endeavor to act as a guide in the development of public policy, planning, and services so that the African Heritage community is adequately represented in these processes. The Commission will aim to plan, develop, and implement community projects that recognize and increase the awareness of the contributions of African-Heritage history, to encourage and assist the teaching of African-Heritage history, and to recognize sites in the community that are significant to African-Heritage History.”

The Duluth African Heritage Commission would like to invite community members to attend their upcoming meeting on March
10 at 5:30 p.m. via WebEx. The meeting can be joined by visiting this website: https://duluthmn.gov/live-meeting and clicking the “Duluth African Heritage Commission” link.

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