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
Sasha (he/she) found a welcoming home and appreciation for her talents when she moved to MSP and became a star of our vibrant drag scene.
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.
Brittany (she/her/hers) shares her experience moving back to MSP, finding a network of like-minded BIPOC professionals and leaning on community.
Brandon loves MSP and credits his father’s resourcefulness and a network of supportive organizations for helping him succeed.
Proud of the North Minneapolis community that raised him, Kawaskii thinks of the work that needs to be done to make MSP a place where everyone can get ahead.
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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