This week we're sharing a brief update from John Bandemer, Saint Paul Downtown Improvement District Director of Safety Strategies, on relevant information for downtown.
Good afternoon everyone,
Over the next several days there are numerous demonstrations scheduled for downtown Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and other communities in the West Metro related to either the Chauvin trial or the killing of Daunte Wright. There are only a couple of significant events in Saint Paul along with smaller gatherings at the Capitol and Governor's mansion. None of these events should negatively impact the downtown area.
Earth Day 2021: We Demand Climate Justice Now
Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 1:00
March for Racial Injustice
Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 2:00
Marching from the Highland Water Tower to St. Kate's
State-Wide School Walkout
Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 1:00
MN NORML 420 Rally at the Capitol
Tuesday April 20, 2021 @ 4:20 (3:00)
SPPD continues with their enhanced staffing and is in position to respond to any issues that arise.
Community Healing Circles
Ramsey County, in partnership with the City of Saint Paul, is offering virtual and in-person community healing circles that are welcoming, safe and supportive spaces for participatory dialogue, building connections, and addressing trauma caused by the killing of George Floyd last summer, the civil unrest that followed in our neighborhoods, the ongoing trial and the events of this week.
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of community is at the center of the city's response plan during these difficult times and they are working with several cultural healers who use their lived experiences, expertise and training to facilitate conversations that get at shared healing. Additional information and a short description for each healer can be found on Ramsey County’s healing spaces webpage .
As always, Operation Safety Net and the official City of Saint Paul social media channels remain the best places for you to find official, accurate, up-to-date information about public safety response and activities before, during and after the current trial. Help control the spread of misinformation by turning to these trusted sources of information as you discuss your response planning and preparations with co-workers and staff.