New Karen community space opens on Arcade Street

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A new community gathering space called Urban Village has opened at 1082 Arcade St.  

The space, geared toward supporting the local Karen community, fills a long-vacant building.

The Karen are an ethnic group from Myanmar, also known as Burma, who fled the country due to persecution and genocide. 

The community space opened just this spring but has already held a number of art shows and community discussions, including a budget chat with St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

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