Source: Star Tribune
On April 12, 2002, the Star Tribune reported that "Twin Cities religious activists are seeking ways to teach residents about how faith organizations can best improve the lives of the area's burgeoning immigrant populations... An all-day seminar, Stand With Africa, will be held... at Central Lutheran Church... What this seminar hopes to do is encourage Minnesotans to work on issues involving Africa, as well as helping local immigrant communities. Experts from programs as diverse as coffee growing, HIV and AIDS, debt reduction, overcoming economic barriers for immigrants, and women's education will present their ideas... The African immigrant and refugee community is the fastest-growing community in Minnesota, organizers said. Exact numbers are difficult to find, but there are thousands of African immigrants and refugees living in Minnesota."