Thank you for your consideration of supporting the efforts of Rapid City Community Conversations with a monetary donation. Below are some of the projects that our Innovation Teams are working on; your contribution would be supporting these efforts.
Lunch & Learn lecture series offering topics geared towards bringing understanding on subjects that impact the health and well-being of our community, (Healing and Transformation Team)
Our Monthly Book Club is an opportunity for interested persons to come together to review and discuss the book assigned to the month. These books are diverse in subject, author, and genre, but all lead us to greater understanding of our community, ourselves, and experiences. (Healing and Transformation Team)
The 4 Directions/5K Run/Walk & Community Unity Day, see additional detail below. (Healing and Transformation Team)
Hosted activities throughout the year including 'Adopt-a-Highway' and the annual ‘Earth Day Expo.’ (Mitakuye Oyasin)
Feed the participants that attend our monthly conversations,
Provide childcare for participants at our monthly conversations.
If you are unable to donate funds, please consider donating your time by volunteering. It greatly appreciated by all of our teams..
Community Unity Day Sponsorships
Rapid City Community Conversations prepares to celebrate our fourth 4D-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Unity Day on September 14. Last year we were overwhelmed when nearly 350 adults and children wearing shirts of red, yellow, black and white started with the four directions in the free run-walk for unity. Mayor Allender proclaimed Community Unity Day. Memorial Park buzzed with entertainment and vendors, a community meal and a ceremony honoring four community leaders.
Community Unity Day is one symbol of something happening in Rapid City. When some leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City in February of 2015, they endorsed a process of transformation, not through protests and blaming, but through innovative forward-looking solutions as determined by a grassroots cross-cultural gathering of people.
We have succeeded in engaging community members by treating each voice as equal, each opinion as valid, and taking the high road with our efforts. A climate is growing for new and lasting friendships. There is a different feeling in the Rapid City air today – a time of change, dialog and innovation in our hometown, on this historic land.
We are contacting you today to ask for your support for the 4D-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Unity Day on September 14 that we hope will include even more area residents and organizations in a visible expression of that new feeling.
The sponsorship program allows community partners to support Rapid City Community Conversations 4D-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Unity Day by providing event tee shirts and the community meal free of charge for all participants. Many of you were part of our previously successful 4D-5K Fun Run/Walk & Community Unity Day events.
Event Planning Team
To donate electronically, please visit our Community Unity Day Eventbrite site, select the ‘Make a monetary donation to support this free event’ ticket option.