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Community Conversation: Building Safe Communities

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)

In celebration of Black History Month, join the Saint Paul NAACP Economic Development Committee and the Black Men’s Early Childhood Project on Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm for a “Community Conversation: Building Safe Communities — Combating Colonized Minds.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr

Register at
Pre-Registration encouraged
Facilitated by William Moore

A Colonized Mind is where you
“Upload, the evolution principle
You see a rock on the shore and say
‘It's always been there’
Download, no responsibility
Do what you want, nobody cares

Upload, the master race idea
Genetically disposed to rule the world
Download, future full of isolated
Full of isolated, boys and girls

Upload, the two party system
The lesser of two dangers
Illusion of choice
Download, their form of fascism
Nothing really ever changes
You never had a voice

Listen to me one time

If you look, you're sure gonna find
Throughout mankind's history
A Colonized Mind
The one in power makes law
Under which the colonized fall
Without God, it's just the blind leading the blind

Upload, a child with no father
Download, no respect for authority
Upload, a child with no mother
Download, a hard time showing love”

—Prince's 'Colonized Mind’ - Dec. 2008

Black Men’s Early Childhood Project — Bringing individual and collective leadership and presence to the fiscal, social and policy discourse and decision making about the impact of early childhood education and development for African American families and the broader community. &

NAACP Economic Development Committee — To Build a Movement for Economic Justice. Building a stable community economy by creating a network of knowledgeable activists in the interworking’s of America economic system, (the economic industrial complex), for the sustainability of community economic development.
To Educate, Advocate and Agitate for Economic Justice.

East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St. and 651-230-3294