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The View For Gen Z

BIPOC women run for elected office and make history in 2020

The number of women – and women of color – who ran for public office during 2020 was at historically high levels. YWCA St. Paul is helping young women learn skills today that will enable them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Read more to learn more about what happened in Minnesota last year.

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The View from Gen Z

Kamala Harris – A History-Making Win

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris isn’t just a role model, she’s also a beacon of hope for young women of color – proving that barriers to future success are falling. Her election to the second highest office in the nation proves that hard work and education can create a path to success, regardless of race or gender. What does her historic win mean to you?

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The View from Gen Z

New Year, New You?

Welcome to 2021 – a year in which YWCA St. Paul will continue to live out its mission and commitment to racial and gender equity. With 2020 behind us, how do you plan to embrace your radical self in 2021?

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Equity & Justice Conversation

Racial Equity & Social Justice Conversations: Health & Well-being (Updated)

Our next conversation will feature Anika Ward, Founder of Sankofa Leadership Network, discussing the everyday connections between diversity, equity and inclusion and wellness, and the ways we (as community/family members, colleagues, and leaders) might shift our ways of engaging to ensure that our impact—on ourselves and others—contributes to more equitable and healthy spaces.

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COVID-19 Update

Pool Re-Opening January 4

Our pool will re-open for lap and open swim on January 4. Reserve your slot through our new online fitness portal, read on for more details.

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The View from Gen Z

Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

As 2020 comes to a close – and we all slow down to enjoy the holidays – this season offers an opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished during this very challenging year.

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