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YWCA Minneapolis Hosts Community Conversations on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By YWCA Minneapolis
April 3, 2018
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April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. In honor of the legacy of Dr. King and to highlight his impact on civil rights and social justice movements of the past and present, YWCA Minneapolis is holding community conversations. At these events, community members will engage in facilitated discussion about what Dr. King’s work means today and how individuals can contribute toward Dr. King’s vision. In Dr. King’s memory, we are asking that everyone wear black as a sign of respect for what he stood for, fought for and what his work continues to represent.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018


YWCA Downtown (Board Room) 

1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm                                                                

YWCA Midtown (Room 155-156)

2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


YWCA Minneapolis is a national leader in the field of racial justice, facilitating change and generating meaningful action in the workplace and the community. YWCA Minneapolis works with more than 4,100 people annually through our Racial Justice community programs, which include public forums, community dialogues, and training in unlearning racism and understanding privilege. The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

Photo/Interview Opportunities

Downtown Location

Luz María Frías, YWCA President and Chief Executive Officer, can discuss YWCA’s role in eliminating racial disparities and engaging individuals to be a part of the solution toward a society where everyone is valued.

Midtown Location

Rubén Vázquez, YWCA Vice President Racial Justice and Public Policy can discuss the profound impact of this commemoration and the impact open dialogues about race and racial justice can have on individuals and the community.

To honor the privacy of attendees at the community conversation, photo and interview opportunities will be restricted to Luz María Frías and Rubén Vázquez.

Media Contacts:

Corinne Mattli

YWCA Minneapolis

(office) 612-215-4107

(cell) 612-460-1125