Legacy Listening Tour

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Council on Black Minnesotans
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Benton
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2011 (Special Session), Chp. 6, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

Councils of Color. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for competitive grants to the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Indian Affairs Council, and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council. Grants are for programs and cooperation between the Minnesota Humanities Center and the grant recipients for community events and programs that celebrate and preserve artistic, historical, and cultural heritage.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. The COBM will demonstrate its ability to engage and collect cultural knowledge regarding Africans and African Americans to be used to achieve equity in services and programs in the areas of education, juvenile justice, and mental health care by 2013.

Measurable Outcome(s)

• Five community forums held across Minnesota – Minneapolis, Saint Cloud, Duluth, Fairbault, Rochester – were attended by over 350 people.
• Issues of concern were identified in each community which will allow the Council to better advise the governor and legislature on the nature of the issues confronting Black people in Minnesota.
• Increased knowledge of the Council on Black Minnesotans (65% of Legacy Listening Tour attendees were making their first direct contact with the Council).
• The Council identified Black artists and groups in the different communities to connect so to advise the Council on their needs.
• A full report was developed on concerns and is available on the council web site at http://mn.gov/cobm/.

Project Overview

The Council on Black Minnesotans in collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center will conduct approximately six statewide community forums.

Project Manager
First Name
Lester
Last Name
Collins
Organization Name
Council on Black Minnesotans
Street Address
2233 University Avenue, Suite 426
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114
Phone
(651) 643-3015