Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative

About the Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative

The Hopkins Race and Equity Initiative (HREI) is a collaborative effort creating opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of race, equity and diversity and promoting a sense of community that welcomes and values all residents. Members include:

  • The City of Hopkins
  • The Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • The Hopkins Public Schools
  • The Police Department

Read more about Race Equity in Hopkins.

HREI Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd

On behalf of HREI and our partners, the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Police Department, Hopkins Public Schools and Gethsemane Lutheran Church, we want to start by expressing our sadness and sincerest condolences to George Floyd’s family, friends and loved ones.

We formed HREI in 2016 as a reaction to this exact type of tragedy, and the unnecessary death of Mr. Floyd emphasizes the continued need for our work. HREI is against all forms of racism and the white supremacy that continues to lead to the discrimination against people of color.

Read the statement in its entirety here 


For donation, please fill out the Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative Donation Form.

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Upcoming Events

HREI is hosting a virtual town hall on race on June 30, 2020. More information is available here.

Grants Awarded

The Hopkins Race and Equity Initiative recently awarded seven micro grants to fund programs designed to engage Hopkins students and community members in projects and activities that align with the initiative’s purpose and goals.

 More information about the awards is available here.