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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

June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022 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,”...

Intersectional Community Organizing: It’s Time to Act!™

May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 On Tuesday, May 10, YWCA Minneapolis welcomed a panel of community organizers for our second and final It’s Time to Act!™ forum. It’s Time to Act! is...

Histories Remixed: An Audio-Visual Blog Experience

May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 Two members of our Racial Justice & Public Policy team, Anissa Waterhouse and Luna Allen-Bakerian, prepared a conversation about the ways we are taught history and what...

Ramadan and How to Support Your Observing Colleagues

April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 There are two billion Muslims in the world, making Islam the second most practiced religion across the globe. By 2045, Muslims will be the majority. In the...

The Language of Solidarity

April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022 How do we talk about our work to support justice? As we work for social justice in our environments and spheres of influence, we might encounter several...

It’s Time to Act!™ 2022 Forum Series: Disability Justice & Radical Inclusion

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022 Image caption: Screenshot of Talila Lewis and ASL interpreter, Jonathan Martinez Marquez during the forum YWCA Minneapolis was honored to welcome artist, activist and lawyer Talila A....