MNAPOA hosts a unique, but much needed community forum aimed directly at the immigrant communities where English is not their primary language spoken at home. We believe that it is only fair and just for our community to understand some of our domestic violence laws to protect them and their families. For this event we will be providing interpreters for majority of languages in our community; Hmong, Karen, Spanish, Somali and others. If there are other unique languages that need interpreters, please message us and we will try our hardest to find an interpreter for this event.
On Saturday, March 23rd, we will be focusing on the basics of what is considered domestic violence. We will have Domestic Violence investigators, advocates, and police officers to assist in answering questions to this particular subject. This is designed to help our immigrant community understand our laws better in their own language. We would like our immigrant community to meet our Police representing multiple different jurisdictions as well.
Please join us. Share this event with the entire community in our metro area. We hope to see you there!
Update: Our community forum was a successful event where we were able to have an open dialogue with the community. Thank you to all that participated and came to help. We are looking forward to the next one! Special Thanks to the following: MN Latino Peace Officers Association, St Paul Police Community Engagement Unit, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Arlington Community Center for allowing us to use their facility.