Central Minnesota Peace Diversity Fair to be held on the banks of the Mississippi River

A day of socializing and education planned for diverse peoples of Central Minnesota will be sponsored by the Little Falls Partners for Peace and the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine in Le Bourget Park in Little Falls on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The group will meet at Le Bourget Park, and at 10:30 a.m. will march to Maple Island Park to hear speakers, enjoy entertainment, a potluck and fellowship.

Speakers for the day include Jamal Omar, statewide corrections chaplain to Muslim inmates at 11 a.m.; Coleen Rowley, FBI whistle blower, formerly named as Person of the Year by Time Magazine at 1 p.m.; and Anne Frisch, senior adviser to Nonviolent Peaceforce at 1:30 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by “The Raging Grannies” from Grand Rapids; Sestri-Slavic Women’s Chorus from St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls; a Somali Dance Troupe from St. Cloud and Street Theater.

For more information, contact Gayle Nielsen via e-mail at godsavethequeen@brainerd.net, at home (320) 745-2243 or (218) 839-2986.

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