This free event welcomes neighbors to come together to learn about the role of music and singing in the culture and worship of some of St. Louis Park’s faith communities, including Wat Promwachirayan, Beth El Synagogue, Westwood Lutheran Church, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School. In addition to hearing from these communities, all will have the opportunity to share in singing together from the Justice Choir Songbook, a new resource to further social and environmental justice movements by engaging communities in singing together. Thai appetizers of cream cheese wontons, egg rolls, and spring rolls will be served following the program. No singing experience required—just bring your voice and an open heart and mind.
This event celebrates and builds upon St. Louis Park’s history as an open and inclusive community. In the 1940s, as many were moving out of Minneapolis and into suburbs, St. Louis Park, unlike many suburbs at the time, did not have any restrictions against Jewish access to housing, and many Jewish people from North Minneapolis found their new homes in St. Louis Park. In the 1970s, a Social Action Committee from Westwood Lutheran Church urged the public school district to change the name of “Christmas Vacation” to “Winter Vacation” to be more inclusive of their Jewish neighbors, and asked the city to officially recognize Jewish holidays. Voices Together: The St. Louis Park Unity Sing is an opportunity to meet and share in community and song with neighbors of different faiths and cultural backgrounds and continue our tradition of inclusivity.
Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the building. Additional parking available on street. Enter in the door adjacent to the north parking lot.