Stories of Life Across the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul Region (MSP)
Belonging is a sense that every dimension of your identity is not only welcome, but celebrated by the people and spaces around you.
The Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region (MSP) is home to talented and courageous people of all backgrounds and identities – people who are passionate about things that make this place great, while also driven to make it a better and more equitable home for all.
A place of true belonging.
This MSP in Color blog series celebrates the many dimensions of life and community across MSP by sharing real stories about life here from the people who tell it best – its residents.
Meet the Faces of MSP in Color
An adoptee from Colombia, Kara is a child therapist whose community in MN includes many adoptees from South America like her.
Brittanie (she/her) is a passionate disability justice advocate who loves MSP’s diversity and access and is working to empower the most marginalized in her community.
Hodon is a mom and passionate teacher. As a child, she fled her worn-torn country and in recent years was welcomed by MSP’s sizable Somali community.
An MSP native, Krystal is inspired by the region’s young people and a vision for a more welcoming and equitable future.
Brandon loves MSP and credits his father’s resourcefulness and a network of supportive organizations for helping him succeed.
A Georgia transplant, a mother and a small businesses-owner, Melissa shares the value and the challenges of building a multicultural community in MSP.
American football brought Sergio to MSP from Cancun; the deep connections he made in the region convinced him to stay.
MSP in Color is a product of BE MSP
BE MSP is a collaborative partnership between the St. Paul Area Chamber, GREATER MSP and Minneapolis Regional Chamber with the goal of connecting professionals of color as they grow and thrive in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region.
The BE MSP Workplace Inclusion Toolkit is a free online resource for teams no matter where they are on their DEI journey.
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