Lac qui Parle Area Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Project

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Lac qui Parle Area Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Project

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Lac qui Parle area is participating in Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Project (WICP), a free nine-month initiative designed to empower rural communities to engage in welcoming and belonging efforts that spur economic development, promote community engagement and build thriving communities for new and current residents.

Local organizers are looking for community members from Appleton, Dawson, Madison and the surrounding areas to be part of the WICP cohort. The first meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 9 at the Madison Mercantile.

Registration Requested

Those interested in joining are asked to register in advance, either online at or by contacting Ivan Parga at (320) 552-0592 or [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Register Online

Following the April meeting, sessions will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, with a mix of in-person and virtual gatherings. WICP participants should plan to attend a majority of the sessions.


Contact Ivan at (320) 552-0592 or [email protected]

About Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Project

The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Project connects, trains, and equips community stakeholders to champion local efforts that foster diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will gain valuable tools and resources compiled by University of Minnesota Extension educators, community leaders, and past WICP alumni. Facilitation and funding support is provided by Southwest Initiative Foundation.


April 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Madison Mercantile
601 1st Street
Madison, MN 56256 United States
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Southwest Initiative Foundation
(800) 594-9480
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