In the wake of the verdict of the trial of the Yanez trial regarding the shooting of Philando Castile, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center will host the first in a series of facilitated conversations put on by the City of Saint Paul, along with the support of the Saint Paul Foundation and local nonprofits like Hallie Q. Brown Community. Tonight’s conversation will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, MN, 55102.
A light meal will be provided and crisis counselors will be present as well. If you have need of a translator please call 651-224-4601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm and we will try to accommodate you. Please see the press release from Mayor Chris Coleman for the dates and time of additional community conversations.
Press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2017
CONTACT: Ben Petok
Mayor Coleman releases statement regarding verdict in Yanez Trial
City of Saint Paul to make available public spaces for facilitated community conversations
SAINT PAUL – Following the jury’s verdict in State of Minnesota v. Jeronimo Yanez, Mayor Chris Coleman today released the following statement. He also announced that the City of Saint Paul, along with the support of the Saint Paul Foundation and local nonprofits, will be making spaces available for a series of facilitated community conversations.
“Today we learned of the jury’s verdict regarding the shooting death of Philando Castile,” said Mayor Coleman. “Philando was a son of Saint Paul – a graduate of Central High School, and a dedicated employee at J.J. Hill Montessori, where he was loved by his students and co-workers.
“I commend Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and his staff for bringing this case – they did what they believed to be right for the cause of justice. Regardless of how you feel about the outcome, this is a difficult time in our community. Recognizing there is need for support, we will be opening the doors of community centers, schools and local gathering spaces for residents to come together for dialogue and understanding.
“As people across our city, state and country react to the jury’s verdict, I urge each of us to move forward in a way that is peaceful and respectful of everyone – residents, demonstrators and police officers alike.”
Residents can attend any of the facilitated community conversations at the following times and locations:
Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent Street
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East
Additional community meetings may be scheduled and announced next week.
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