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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

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An Experience of Shared Humanity at YWCA’s Distribution Center

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 The murder of George Floyd launched a thousand protests across the world in his name. Here in Minneapolis, it transformed our community. The Black Lives Matter movement...

Healing Vigil Brings Community Together

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 “I am George Floyd. I am Philando Castile. I am Jamar Clark. I am every Black person who has been killed at the hands of the police...

Coming Together to Grieve, Heal and Enact Change

June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 Say their names: Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Jamar Clark, Demarcus Semer, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark, Elijah McClain,...

Observing Juneteenth During this Historic Moment

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” as stated the Emancipation...

Relieving Stress and Connecting with Family through YWCA Live! Classes

June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 In this blog story, Kirstin shares how YWCA’s virtual live classes have been a way to take care of herself and destress as a physician caring for...

Our Path Forward: Reopening Plans and Racial Justice Initiatives

June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 Many have acknowledged discrimination in law enforcement and are proposing legislation to reform policing policies and practices that kill Black men and women, like George Floyd...