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Be the Spark to Create Meaningful Change

At AMAZEworks, we believe belonging is a human right. We champion equity and belonging for all. Our work has been challenging, necessary, and rewarding for over 25 years. As you can imagine, creating the conditions for belonging has been particularly important in the last two years. Belonging during a pandemic, amidst racial unrest, and climate

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22 Anti-Bias Education Journal Prompts on Identity for 2022

Here are 22 journal prompts on identity self-awareness to further your journey as an Anti-Bias Educator or Leader. On identity development Think about your identity, now and when you were a child. What makes you unique? How was this identity nurtured, or how could it have been nurtured? What have been the biggest influences on

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21 Things to Celebrate from 2021

Here’s what we are celebrating this year… MN Celebrations Local anti-bias educators, artists, creators: Change the World Challenge Wing Young Huie Ricardo Levins Morales Cheryl Minnema Thuba Nguyen Seema Pothini Dr. Artika Tyner Kao Kalia Yang 2. Black Garnet Books, Birchbark Books, Boneshaker Books, Moon Palace Books 3. Mille Lacs Band launched a language revitalization

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Honoring World AIDS Day 2021

The Importance of Remembering World AIDS Day Now As we near the end of a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to take a moment to reflect on another devastating pandemic that began in the early 1980s. According to UNAIDS, “78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have

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Meet Marcee Harris

AMAZEworks is thrilled to highlight Marcee Mackbee Harris this month. We have been honored to have Marcee’s experience, insight, skills, and talent added to our team of trainers and facilitators. She’s “AMAZE”ing. Here are a few questions we asked her so you can see why we are so excited to introduce her to you. Tell us

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Identity Matters – The Power of Narrative

(Click here to watch Rebecca present this 10-minute talk in a video.) Identity matters.  I came of age in the 80s and 90s when Meg Ryan was one of the biggest romantic comedy stars. As an adolescent, all I wanted was to look like her with her blonde curly hair and piercing blue eyes. o

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Building and Sustaining Relationships Through This Ongoing Pandemic

The pandemic continues to affect our lives significantly, especially in regards to our relationships with other people. This past year and a half forced us to change how we meet our social needs, including interacting with people in our communities, families, homes, and workplaces. We shifted from doing most activities in-person, to staying home and

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What does Juneteenth mean to you?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans after the Civil War. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when news of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the last of enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Depending on your identity and lived experience,

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Resilient Women in Our Community: Candace Whittaker

This month AMAZEworks celebrates Candace Whittaker as one of our resilient women of 2021.  Born and raised in North Minneapolis alongside 10 siblings, Candace Whittaker has been sharing her gifts of resilience with our community for over 40 years. When asked to define resilience in her own words, she says, “It is the ability to

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