St. Paul police hold event for East African women

  • May 5, 2012 - 5:27 PM

St. Paul police are co-hosting the first-ever East African Women's Summit in St. Paul on Sunday.

The gathering is designed to empower East African women and educate them about the resources available to them in their communities.

An announcement of the event says the focus will be on crime in the Somali Community from a woman's perspective.

The summit will include workshops on children and the Internet, bullying, human trafficking, domestic violence and hate crimes.

More than 100 participants are expected.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas' O'Shaughnessy Center, 2115 Summit Av.

Anyone who wants to attend can register at the event. There is no charge.

Other partners in the summit are Somali Action Alliance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights and Liberties and the U.S. attorney's office.

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