Edina, Minn., Aug. 23, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission will host “Stop the Hate,” an event for the community to listen, discuss and offer blueprints for action to combat and counter bias and hate based on race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
The event will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. Noted panelists include Mayor Jim Hovland, Rep. Heather Edelson, Edina Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley and others with interesting and compelling messages on bias and hate speech, including representatives of World Without Genocide, the Jewish Community Relations Council and OutFront MN. Augsburg University Associate Professor Anita Deka will also talk about Asian Americans and the institutional oppression and violence against them.
The event will also include an open mic for anyone in the community to share their experiences.
The Stop the Hate forum is free and open to the public. Comcast subscribers can watch it live and in rebroadcasts on Edina TV, Channels 813 and 16. Others can watch live on the City’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/EdinaMN, or website, EdinaMN.gov/LiveMeetings.
For more information about the event, visit EdinaMN.gov or contact Race & Equity Coordinator Heidi Lee, staff liaison to the Human Rights & Relations Commission, at 952-826-1622 or HLee@EdinaMN.gov.