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April 19, 2013

This summer, City Stay is offering a weeklong seminar called “Exploring the Cultures of the Twin Cities.” The Twin Cities are home to the largest population of Somali people outside of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. According to some estimates, 10% of our population identifies as Latino. We live in an incredibly diverse community. However, we know very little about our neighbors’ cultures, customs, and everyday experience. “Exploring the Cultures of the Twin Cities” participants will gain a better understanding of the different cultures of the Twin Cities, as well as the local and global histories of these communities. Special focus will be placed on the local Somali, Latino, and Hmong experience. Through personal stories, guest speaker panels, community outings, films, and readings, participants will leave with a greater depth of knowledge about the different ways of life within the Twin Cities. This training is great for educators, students, healthcare workers, public service officials, and other professionals who work with diverse communities.

City Stay will provide a course reader for each participant, as well as lunches catered by local Somali and Latin American restaurants. “Exploring the Cultures of the Twin Cities” will take place Monday, June 24th through Friday, June 28th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM everyday. “Exploring the Cultures of the Twin Cities” is open to the public. The total cost is $50, and scholarships are available. To register, please complete this form and email it to director Julie Knopp at Click here to download our flyer.