News release: Community information session on Ebola set for Nov. 8 in Brooklyn Center

News Release
November 3, 2014

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Community information session on Ebola set for Nov. 8 in Brooklyn Center

Program will focus on addressing stigmatization related to Ebola concerns

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will join partner organizations to host a community information session on Saturday, November 8, to address issues related to Ebola and provide information about the disease. Particular emphasis will be on the civil rights concerns of Minnesotans of West African origin as they deal with the implications of Ebola-driven concerns in areas such as employment, education, and health care.

The information session will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place in Constitution Hall of the Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, in Brooklyn Center. Free parking is available.

In addition to MDH, the November 8 information session in Brooklyn Center is being conducted by Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, Minnesota Africans Against Ebola Task Force, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Information about Ebola is also available on the Minnesota Department of Health website at http://www.health.state.mn.us or by calling the Ebola Information Line at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.

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Media inquiries:

Sam Brungardt
MDH Communications
651-201-4997