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Past Events

Community READ - A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Eisenhower Community Center
Join us for a community conversation with contributing authors from A Good Time for Truth: Race in Minnesota.

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Let's Talk About Race in Hopkins

Monday, May 8, 6:30-8 p.m.
Eisenhower Community Center Cafeteria

Creating a community where everyone belongs, one story at a time: Come hear from the voices that strengthen our community and join us for a conversation on race, ethnicity and culture in Hopkins.

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Hopkins Community Education Classes

Book Discussion: Waking up White
What does it mean to be white in the U.S.? How have we been impacted by race, racism and our own whiteness? Using the book as a jumping off point, Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, we will discuss our own stories of race and how they have shaped and impacted us and our community.

Talking About Race & Racism with Kids
What do you say to your kids, grandchildren, or students when they ask you questions about painful race-related events in the news? Together we can build our capacity for talking with children about race, racism and whiteness that is supportive, grounded in the realities of the world and hopeful.

Building Community Circles for Understanding Action

Saturday, Jan. 28
Trainers: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Denise Konen, Amy Saldanha and Barb Westmoreland 

Now is the time to “circle up” with your friends and family and have productive conversations that lead to greater understanding and positive change. Come to a free training session on how to create and foster your own Community Circle.

Learn how to have meaningful conversations with people you know on topics such as race, equity, privilege, human rights, immigration, ability/disability, poverty, gender, sexuality and your topics of interest. Learn more here.

Is White Privilege Real or Imagined?

Monday, October 24 
Bring your friends and neighbors and join us for this community event. Increase your
understanding of race, equity, and diversity, and promote a sense of community that welcomes and values all residents. Together we can build a better community. More information is available here.

Zootopia Movie Night

The Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative is hosting a showing of the movie Zooptopia tomorrow (Friday, September 30) at 6:30 PM for "Zootopia" on the big screen. The showing will be at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

After the movie the Hopkins Race & Equity Initative will host a guided conversation on race and stereotyping for parents and children. Free admission and popcorn, all are welcome.

Talking about Race and Racism with Kids (for parents)

Wednesday, September 14–October 12 (5 sessions)
$60/household, must pre-register.

Alan Page Book Reading

Wednesday, August 31
Supreme Court Justice and MN Viking Hall of Famer, Alan Page, will read the children's book he co-authored with his daughter Kamie Page, The Invisible You. All families welcome.

Let's Talk About Race in Hopkins: Community Conversation

Wednesday, May 18
Executive Summary


  • Community Outreach Liaison
    Julia Ross
  • Assistant City Manager



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