Minority and Multicultural Health Events Listing
Last Saturday of every month
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hospitality Center for Chinese
China Place Building
1407 Cleveland Ave N.
St Paul, MN 55423
Audience: Chinese seniors
Description: This program provides an opportunity for Chinese seniors to socialize each other. It is held at the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hospitality Center for the Chinese, China Place Building, 1407 Cleveland Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55108. Seniors listen to some seminars given by Chinese physicians, invited by CSSC or other speakers. Seniors play chess, mahjiang game, potluck lunch.
Yi Li You
For more information: Chinese Social Services Center
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from September-May
Annex R.E.A.C.H Community Office
2404 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Audience: Male and females 15 years and older
Description: Free confidential HIV community-based testing. Call to schedule individual testing. Includes Sister to Sister one-on-one HIV/STD Risk Reduction Program for teen girls and women.
Theresa Evans Ross
For more information: Annex Teen Clinic
Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance
Meets first Wednesday of every month with the exception of July
Monthly Twin Cities meeting rotates among member sites with teleconference access for those in Greater Minnesota
Audience: Community health workers and representatives of stakeholder organizations such as mutual assistance associations and other community nonprofits, tribes, community clinics, hospitals, clinic systems, health plans, voluntary health organizations, state and local public health and human services agencies, health plans, post-secondary schools, funders and others
Description: The MN CHW Alliance is a welcoming and inclusive partnership of CHWs and stakeholder organizations who work together to advance the CHW field in order to achieve the Triple Aim, reduce health disparities, expand and diversify the health care workforce and foster healthier communities.
For monthly meeting location and other information, contact:
Assumption Catholic Church
305 E. 77th Street
Richfield, MN 55423
Audience: Latino adults and children 10 years or older.
Description: Zumba classes with a certified Zumba instructor. Classes are in Spanish.
For more information: Assumption Catholic Church Calendar
Fridays: Groupo de Caminar (Walking Group)
Consulate of Ecuador
333 E. Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Description: Walking group that meets at the Ecuadorian Consulate every Friday at 9 a.m. to walk for one hour around the parks in the neighborhood.
Third Friday of each month
6 - 8 p.m.
Dunning Recreation Center
1221 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Audience: Family, youth of all ages
Description: The Gathering is held the third Friday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at 1221 Marshall Avenue, Dunning Recreation Center. This a great opportunity for family members to access community resources, enjoy a delicious meal, and have a variety of fun activities to do with their children on a Friday evening!
October 1: East African Mental Health Conference
7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
TIES Event Center
1667 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108
Audience: All are welcome. Professionals who work in mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery will find these conference unique and valuable.
Description: In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Somali American Parent Association will be hosting a conference focused on dissemination of the latest research and promising practices on adult mental health in the Somali community and other East African communities and dialogue around what is needed to create health in Somali and other East African communities in Minnesota. Register at: East African Mental Health Conference
October 12-15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Exhibit
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Office Building, 625 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Description: This exhibit is open to the general public and will provide free fact sheets, brochures, posters, pens, key chains, peel-off stickers and other novelties in observance of NLAAD. Materials will be available in English and Spanish. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027, or email at: email@example.com.
October 12-16: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Free HIV Testing Week
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107
Registration deadline: Oct. 12
Description: In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Neighborhood House will be offering free HIV testing for walk-ins or by appointment during the week of October 12-16. Everyone tested during this week will be entered into a raffle for prizes, including an iPad and gift certificates to restaurants. For more information, call Maria Elena Escoto, 651-789-2504, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Elena Oscoto
October 15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open Cities Health Center
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
Registration deadline: Oct. 15
Description: In commemoration of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins on Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987, or by email at: Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.org.
October 15: The Aliveness Project NLAAD HIV Testing Day Event
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Description: In commemoration of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15 at their office: 3808 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: email@example.com.
November 10: The Raising of America: Minnesota's Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities
Robert J. Jones Urban Research & Outreach Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Description: Join policy makers, practitioners and early childhood education experts and advocates in a UROC Critical Conversation on how a strong start for all Minnesota children can lead to a healthier, prosperous and more equitable state. The interactive event will feature a screening of episode two of the new documentary series The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. University of Minnesota researchers and state policy makers will lead a discussion on the wide range of quality in child development services and the role government should play in setting standards and ensuring access for all. Comments and ideas from the conversation will be submitted to Governor Dayton's Children's Cabinet. RSVP: The Raising of America: Minnesota's Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities