Commitment to Change: Juneteenth

Year of Action

June 20, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FX-Iisvrj8 Instituting change starts with commitment. Today, June 20th, is the federally observed day for the Juneteenth holiday, and much more than a day off. Make this your Day Year of Action. Read Juneteenth and Anti-Racism Book List The following reading list of books

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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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Meet the Local Organizations Empowering BIPOC Community Members

June 15, 2022 Family Rise Together ChaQuana McEntyre came up with the idea of Family Rise Together (FRT) in 2014 with the vision to develop a culturally equitable kinship and father engagement service that will provide wealth-building support, resources, advocacy, and training that can have a substantial impact on the

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Take Action: Meet Your Local DEI Consultants

June 13, 2022 Now is the time to take action. You have access to local educators and experts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that can provide business trainings to help you create an inclusive organizational culture. Below we highlight three DEI consultants available to provide your business with tools to

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Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses in Duluth

Get to Know Your Neighbors June 10, 2022 The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of business in the Duluth area—And black-owned businesses are an essential part of our local business community. Read on to learn the stories of several black-owned businesses you can find in our Zenith

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Do More and Do Better on Diversity & Inclusion

June 9, 2022 Written by Elena Foshay Director City of Duluth Workforce Development The pandemic accelerated labor market trends already in motion. Talk to any employer and they will tell you they are struggling to recruit, hire, and retain employees. The current unemployment rate is an astounding 1.4% in Duluth and

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Duluth NAACP: Planting A New Grove

June 8, 2022 Written by Classie Dudley President Duluth NAACP It’s been a little over one hundred years since Duluth, Minnesota first bared its shame for the rest of the nation to see. Since that time, the nation has seen the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That

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‘Ally’ Is An Action Verb

Get Involved with Local BIPOC-Serving Organizations June 7, 2022 Duluth offers many opportunities for folks to get involved with different organizations and committees that actively work to promote BIPOC voices, businesses and culture. Shifting our mindsets to understand ‘ally’ as a verb rather than a noun is imperative for creating

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