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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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Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support

February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 For Black History Month 2021, we’re uplifting some of many Black-owned businesses and organizations locally and nationally. One of the ways we can honor Black history in...

January Racial Justice Resource Roundup

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 The start of a new year is often a moment when people pause to reflect on the year past, reprioritize what’s important and make goals for the...

Deepening Relationships with an Intentional Approach toward Equity

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020 The YWCA Racial Justice team has partnered with New Horizon Academy through Inc.ludeTM Consulting in their journey to be a more equitable and inclusive organization. Below is...

20 Native Women to Know

November 3, 2020

This list is just a handful of the amazing Native American women who have shaped our culture and changed the world for the better. Learn more about Native American Heritage...

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...