A virtual Town Hall meeting 1pm Tuesday, April 6 will explore issues and opportunities created by the search for improvements in the Highway 252/I94 Corridor segments in North Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park.
The Town Hall is presented during the Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum broadcast on KFAI 90.3 FM and on social media including Facebook Live and YouTube.
Stairstep Foundation CEO Alfred Babington-Johnson joins Conversations moderator, Al McFarlane as co-host, to introduce an initiative to support Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) efforts to broaden engagement around the project for African American and African immigrant residents who may be impacted by improvement considerations.
Stairstep discussions and Town Hall meetings engage leaders of African and African American church organization congregations and neighbors, and marketing outreach through McFarlane Media, producer of Conversations with Al McFarlane and owner of Insight News.
The initial Tuesday Town Hall provides background information to community residents and sets the stage for ongoing targeted communication and engagement. Leaders from MnDOT will describe how the agency approaches improvements and the department’s goals for diversity and inclusion. A panel of community leaders will share community concerns reflecting issues of safety, access, environmental impact, transit considerations and workforce/business contracting opportunity.
The public is invited to participate in the Town Hall meeting at Facebook/Insight News or Insight’s Youtube Channel.