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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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Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e Businesses and Organizations to Support

September 15, 2021

Every year from September 15 – October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States. (The term ‘Hispanic’ is typically used to describe descendants of Spanish-speaking populations,...

Anti-Racist Parenting: Resources and Frameworks

August 11, 2021

August, 11, 2021 Eliminating racism and empowering women is the bold mission driving the work of YWCA Minneapolis. For this blog post, YWCA staff from our Early Childhood Education, Girls...

Challenging Myself and Fundraising for Social Change

August 10, 2021

In the Q&A below, YWCA Minneapolis supporter, donor and changemaker Elle Edberg talks about her experience fundraising during Race Against Racism 5K and offers some tips for those looking to...

Women of Color Fitness & Wellness Influencers to Follow

July 22, 2021

Social media can be a great place to find inspiration for wellness, self-care and fitness. But, it’s important to curate your media diet to ensure what you’re viewing is adding...

Staying Committed to the Fight for Racial Justice

July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021 It’s been over a year since the murder of George Floyd and the beginning of the racial justice uprising that shook the world. Since then, we’ve witnessed...

Celebrating Juneteenth: A Day of Freedom

June 10, 2021

Juneteenth is a holiday commonly known as the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. It commemorates a moment in history when news of emancipation finally reached people who had been enslaved in the most...