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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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It’s Time to LEARN about It’s Time to TALK!

September 1, 2023

This year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ event will be one for the books — we are expanding to a half-day summit featuring keynote presenter Dr. Marc Lamont...

Minnesota Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support

August 16, 2023

We asked YWCA Minneapolis employees to identify their favorite Black-owned businesses and organizations in Minnesota to uplift National Black Business Month. The following is a list we compiled from their...

Reproductive Justice – The Overturn of Roe One Year Later

June 20, 2023

One year ago on June 24, the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned the historic Roe v. Wade case protecting the right to an abortion under...

From Surface to Roots: Reflecting on Juneteenth

June 14, 2023

The graphic above is the Freedom Quilt created by Telfair, Jessie Bell Williams, American, 1913 – 1986. Date: ca. 1975 Our racial justice learning manager created a learning guide for...

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...