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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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Understanding and Acknowledging Juneteenth

May 23, 2023

Our country was founded on the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans. When the forefathers of this nation wrote “liberty and justice for all,” the “all” did...

Meet Our Capitol Pathways Intern, Ola!

April 27, 2023

Meet Olaitan Olanrewaju (Ola), our Capitol Pathways intern and a third-year University of Minnesota student studying Strategic Communications and English Literature! The Minnesota Capitol Pathways Program opens access to policymaking...

Histories Remixed — Women’s History Month Edition

March 1, 2023

This list is just a small highlight of the powerful women leaders who have shaped our culture and changed the world for the better. We encourage all during this month...

Environmental Justice from an Anti-Racism Lens

January 31, 2023

As a part of our Third Thursday Lunch & Learn series, we’ve been providing space in community to convene and learn through dialogue how to plug into various social issues...

Community Learning Through Our Lunch and Learn Events

December 14, 2022

Our Racial Justice & Public Policy Team piloted a NEW community learning framework with Third Thursday Lunch & Learns. As a part of this restructuring, we reframed our sessions from...

How to Decolonize Your Thanksgiving

November 2, 2022

Let’s Start with Myth-Making The American holiday of Thanksgiving is a prime example of myth-making—narratives based largely on feel-good lore that is often repeated but at odds with reality and...