La’Shante (Shaunie) Grigsby, YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Programs Manager, is set to open Flava Café, the first Black-owned coffee shop in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. Scheduled to open in October, Flava Café will be located at Frogtown Crossroads, a development on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Dale Street.
YWCA St. Paul extends our heartfelt gratitude to Roundel™, Target’s in-house media company, for the invitation to present to the Roundel team. Deena Zubulake, YWCA St. Paul’s Director of Programs, discussed a variety of racial justice programs and opportunities at YWCA St. Paul, including the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.
Familiar to taking leaps of faith, Liesl Kistow joined the board of YWCA St. Paul to help give back to the community. Her corporate strategic knowledge combined with her compassion make her an invaluable resource.
Please join us for our Equity & Justice Community Conversation on Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30 p.m. YWCA St. Paul CEO Gaye Adams Massey will be joined by Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, in a candid conversation about the issues and challenges currently facing women in Minnesota, along with discussion of innovative solutions and activism centering on how we all can drive change.
Rose McGee, owner of Sweet Potato Comfort Pies, and Bonnie Alton, owner of Great Harvest Bread Company in St. Paul, joined together to recruit volunteers to help bake and deliver 46 sweet potato pies to George Floyd Square, as George Floyd was 46 when he died. They then decided to make additional pies to give to families in YWCA St. Paul’s transitional housing program and to Ujamaa Place, an organization that provides holistic transformation for young African-American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty.
On June 21st, YWCA St. Paul is launching its second annual ‘21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge’ – an email series designed to support efforts to learn more about racial equity and social justice.
Join YWCA St. Paul at Boyd Park on Saturday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. as we host a community Juneteenth celebration full of entertainment.
As we observe the one-year commemoration of the death of George Floyd on May 25, we can be sure of one thing: the protests and court proceedings after his murder in Minneapolis may never have happened without the video that was recorded by Darnella Frazier. Her activism sparked the largest protest movement in U.S. history.