Why a Multicultural Center in Minnesota?
The east metro has seen an explosion of diverse populations, particularly outside the urban core. A new Multicultural Center would foster positive community relations and dismantle common misunderstandings. The new Center would fill a gap in the area for a welcoming, flexible, iconic meeting space that would foster dialogue between different cultures and build community.
Minnesota has a long history of leading the conversation on human rights, inclusion and equal rights. This facility would recognize the long legacy of advocates in Minnesota and inspire civic engagement of users to further this important work.