Commitment to Change: Juneteenth

Importance of Representation

June 15, 2023 Written By Stephanie Williams In 1995, just 2 years after my family relocated to Duluth, I was asked by my 8th grade history teacher to explain my experience with colorism to the whole class. I was the only Black kid in my class; in the whole

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Employer Champions Working Together to Do More

June 14, 2023 Written By Elena Foshay, Director of Workforce Development, City of Duluth There has been a lot of movement among area employers around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion over the past three years. The combination of a workforce shortage and social movements has pushed businesses and organizations to reflect

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Twin Ports Equity Walk

June 13, 2023 Twin Ports Equity Walk: An Analysis for Organizations to Bridge Who You Are to Who You'd Like to Be Minnesota's culture and community is evolving. It is essential that individuals and businesses develop strategies for continuous self-reflection and improvement, especially when it comes to opportunities to

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Juneteenth and Anti-Racism Book List

June 8, 2022 In 2022, Zenith Bookstore compiled a robust book list about and for Juneteenth. This year, Zenith Bookstore has added new must-reads. In addition to your personal learning, these titles would also make excellent choices for gifts, employee appreciation giveaways, book club, and/or seminars. Zenith Bookstore's business-to-business program offers top-tier

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The Power of DEI to Level-Up Your Leadership Style

June 7, 2023 Written by Jebeh Edmunds Owner, Jebeh Cultural Consulting I’m excited to tell you about my new course, How to Be a Culturally Competent Leader. This course is just what you need to level-up your leadership style. Here are just a few of the benefits of integrating

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Power an Inclusive Community with the Northland BIPOC Business Directory

June 6, 2023 The Northland BIPOC Business Directory, which debuted in the summer months of 2022, was compiled and launched through a collaborative effort by the City of Duluth’s Department of Planning & Economic Development, the Duluth 1200 Fund, Entrepreneur Fund, and Nomadic Black. This community resource exists to celebrate,

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Activate Your Organization by Participating in Juneteenth Events

June 2, 2023 Get Involved Instituting change within our community starts with commitment. Your support is needed for these events and beyond. As an individual or an organization - your time, monetary support, and presence at these events make an impact. Twin Ports Juneteenth Celebration 12:00pm - 6:00pm Harrison

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Twin Ports Juneteenth Celebrations 2023

June 1, 2023 The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery. It was on June 19, 1865 when U.S. General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and

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Reflect – Get Rooted – Make Change

June 17, 2022 For more than 25 years, the Duluth Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has partnered with community members and local businesses to honor Juneteenth. 2022 marks the first year Juneteenth is a recognized Federal holiday. This holiday weekend, take the time

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Making Waves in DEI through Art

June 16, 2022 The Duluth Art Institute is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been providing visual arts programming to the region for more than 115 years. Under the leadership of current Executive Director, Christina Woods, the Duluth Art Institute (DAI) is using art as a medium for greater

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