We at Hallie Q. Brown were heartbroken by the death of Philando Castile and the continued divisiveness in our community and around the nation. The recent development in the Castile case will no doubt increase the conversation regarding this tragic situation and the broader issues being reflected in it. The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center has been encouraging and providing space for community dialogue since 1929. Before and since Philando’s death, we have worked with community stakeholders, including law enforcement and racial-justice advocates, to improve the quality of life in our community including, for example, African American community dialogues, local government candidate forums, and interfaith forums. We believe that listening to others’ viewpoints, even when uncomfortable or upsetting, is an essential part of healing the rifts in our community, whether white-black or police-civilian. Part of overcoming a reluctance to confront racial issues include a willingness to listen, and Hallie Q. Brown remains committed to ensuring those conversations take place, even—and especially—during times of tragedy.
If you would like to learn more about how Hallie Q. Brown can provide space to help you or your group start or continue a dialogue, please read about our reservation policy below and contact us with questions or a reservation request.
Hallie Q. Brown Room Reservations
If you’re looking for space to hold a meeting or event, Hallie Q. Brown is available. Please feel free to read our Room Reservation Policy and you can download our Room Reservation Request and Fee Waiver request in PDF format for printing and filling out or use the eForms to fill out your request on your computer. The forms are below and can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), faxed (651-224-7074) or dropped off/mailed to Hallie.