Originally known as the Mayor's Racial Harmony Team, this community movement started through the office of the Mayor in St. Cloud. It has grown to become a leadership team that includes other cities and counties, a broad base of area businesses and organizations, and many interested individuals.
Create CommUNITY began to address racial and other human rights issues in central Minnesota. It developed as an initiative and has grown to become a 501(c)(3) non profit organization on 2/22/2022. But from the start, our mission has been and still is to dismantle racism through systemic change. Our vision is to be a catalyst and resource in creating a welcoming, anti-discriminatory environment with respect and opportunity for all.
Among other activities and advocacy, Create CommUNITY's signature event is the annual Conversation on Race. Here are what some participants had to say about the event:
“My heart was touched. Beautiful presentation."
“St Cloud needs more of this, it needs to be challenged to get un-comfortable. The performances were powerful and I deeply appreciated seeing the community engage.”
“Empowering, able to equip myself with the conversational tools to defang, relax, and educate with my peers without being on a soapbox or preachy.”