Come out to Chisholm Kiwanis Park on Saturday August 26th from 11am-2pm for The End of Summer Block Party! It’s a party to close out the summer and will be a great time for the kids with music, food, dancing, a bounce house, and food! Voices for Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness (VEMA) will be hosting the event, a non-profit organization with the mission of raising cultural awareness in the community! Don’t miss out on The End of Summer Block Party & close out the season in style!
VEMA was founded in the spring of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo), Elizabeth Robinson (Allen), and Nathaniel Coward began the work of educating the community and providing a voice for people of color throughout the region. Historically there has been a lack of representation as well as complaints and concerns falling on the deaf ears of the leaders of the regional community. VEMA stands united to work against racism and injustice. Through educating not only the members of VEMA but also the community surrounding them, they intend on chipping away at the systemic and blatant racism that exists throughout their community. In addition to education, a priority of VEMA is to ensure accurate and adequate representation as the community as a whole works to disrupt racism and discrimination.
Our amazing team of regular and part-time volunteers, Directors, Board Members, and staff are here to answer questions, have open conversations, provide resources, and advocate for community members.