Welcome to the
Shakopee Diversity Alliance
The Shakopee Diversity Alliance (SDA) is a nonpartisan community based organization dedicated to celebrating the rich cultures that make up our vibrant city and making sure our communities of color feel welcomed.
We’re a collective of local residents, businesses, professionals, students, and teachers. We serve the Shakopee community by holding quarterly educational events where our residents can dialogue and better connect on issues related to culture/race and finding common ground. Our most anticipated event of the year is our beloved International Festival where residents come together to share pieces of their culture whether it be through performances or food.
We also exist to be a connector for our new residents- whether it’s questions around what places of worship are around town, what transportation options are available, park recommendations, grocery assistance, etc. Welcome to Shakopee neighbor!
“On June 5th, SDA board members and volunteers held a diaper, wipes, water, and paper products drive. We filled the majority of a commercial truck in a few short hours! The donations were delivered to Minneapolis to help our neighbors impacted by the 2020 George Floyd unrests.”
For 8 minutes and 46 seconds I held my breath and when I exhaled I wasn't the same. All the pain of hate and racist acts I've ever experienced came rushing, no flooding out with sobs and heart wrenching pain. Once the heartbreak dulled I started talking and I haven't stopped since.
The Shakopee Diversity Alliance is funded solely by private donations. We count on you to be able to do our work in the Shakopee community.
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