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YWCA Minneapolis Announces It’s Time to Act!™ Forum Series: Beyond Access: Disability Justice & Radical Inclusion

By YWCA Minneapolis
March 15, 2022
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March 15, 2022 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – On March 23, YWCA Minneapolis will host Beyond Access: Disability Justice & Radical Inclusion, a virtual forum featuring leading disability and social justice advocate Talila A. Lewis. The forum will unpack the layers of intersectional oppression that exist in our society and teach actions that promote disability justice. Participants will be able to more fully address ableism and systemic barriers that continue to restrict and hinder the disabled community.

Said Shelley Carthen Watson, President and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis, “It is the goal of the It’s Time to Act! forum to break down barriers and create meaningful change in our communities. We are honored to host Talila A. Lewis as a presenter in our series, and we hope to inspire attendees to create change.”

Beyond Access: Disability Justice & Radical Inclusion is part of multi-forum series, It’s Time to Act!™. It’s Time to Act! is a forum series that engages participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and social justice.

The forums are a catalyst for changemaking, where attendees take a deep dive into issues affecting our community and are inspired to identify their own role and power to create change. Pairing lectures with intentional action planning presents an opportunity for attendees to move from talk to action. Join YWCA in its mission to break through the barriers that perpetuate racism. Registration is open now.

Event Details

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 23; 3:00 – 4:30 pm CST Location: Virtual; Register Here

Cost: $15 – 35 (discounted packages available)

About YWCA Minneapolis

YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls. For over 130 years, we have worked to create opportunities to overcome social injustice, particularly in matters of race and gender. Annually, YWCA Minneapolis serves more than 30,000 people in our community through high-quality programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness. To learn more, visit


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