Skip to main content

COVID-19 Update: All three of our fitness centers are now open. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. Learn more about our phased reopening plan or make a reservation to work out.

Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for our newsletters where you can keep on top of all of our stories, news and events.

Blog Type
Sort By

The First Virtual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race

October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020 Last week, more than 750 people joined us for the first-ever virtual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, many people grew more sensitive to issues...

Islamophobia 101

October 6, 2020

What is Islamophobia? In the U.S., the fear of terrorism has been repeatedly used to justify the racial and religious profiling of Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim. This...

Centering the Black Lived Experience: Watch the Town Hall Forum

September 30, 2020

In an effort to bring the entire YWCA Minneapolis and broader communities together and to collectively confront systemic racism and bring about lasting change, YWCA Minneapolis facilitated a Community Town...

“Wonderful to Be Back”: Q&A with YWCA Fitness Member Kim Couch

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020 In this Q&A, Silver Sneakers member Kim Couch talks about coming back to fitness centers after the COVID-19 closings.  Why did you join YWCA Minneapolis and what...

Helping Young People Adjust To Changing Times

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, our Girls and Youth programs had to shift quickly to be responsive to the moment and help support youth and their...

20 Hispanic & Latina Women to Know

September 8, 2020

This list is just a handful of the amazing Hispanic and Latina/x women who have shaped our culture and changed the world for the better. Learn more about the history...