The Civil Rights Committee (CRC) of Women’s March Minnesota (WMM) is striving to create a community in which everyone is granted equality, and freedom to be exactly who they are. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion or ability, we believe all humans deserve the same protections. The CRC is currently collaborating with ERA Minnesota (ERA MN) to raise awareness that there is not an Equal Rights Amendment in the MN Constitution. We believe that NOW is the time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment. We are a coalition partner in the Restore the Vote – Minnesota Coalition. This coalition of many diverse organizations is working to add MN legislation that restores the voting rights to those convicted of a felony, that have served their time and are living in the community. We are a group of dedicated activists working to establish relationships with other local and state organizations that are passionate about civil rights. Our work is to EDUCATE the community, AMPLIFY our neighbors voices, and ACTIVATE our fellow humans. Be Part Of Our Team By Emailing Us! #CivilRights
Our Favorite Books & Movies
When sharing our favorite books and movies with you in the category of civil rights, we wanted to focus on informing as well as inspiring!
There is something here for everyone; whether it's a documentary, award – winning film, non–fiction historical book, a biography, or just a fun read. It's important for us to highlight titles that feature a strong woman lead, represent real women and their stories, or share an experience from a person of color.
Focusing on civil rights, we have chosen titles that explore the diversity that makes our world so awesome!
Although some of these may not feature women, they all have important messages to provoke thought and action. In addition, some titles might make you angry, sad, or just generally fired up about some of America’s history. That’s okay! We want you to activate. These should spark a conversation with a friend, family member, neighbor, or community member. Are you ready to feel inspired? Now It’s Your Turn. Share Your Favorites!
Know More, Get Involved:
According to the Huffington Post, 76 percent of people who volunteered in the last twelve months said that volunteering has made them feel healthier. 94 percent of people who volunteered in the last twelve months said that volunteering improved their mood. 78 percent of them said that volunteering lowered their stress levels; and 96 percent reported that volunteering enriched their sense of purpose in life.
We, here at WMM want to inspire you to become involved in volunteer work that makes you feel like your best self. The CRC is dedicated to highlighting your volunteering strengths with tasks that help you feel empowered. WE WANT YOU! We want you to join our committee of powerful and passionate humans.
Not sure where to start? Head over to our calendar to find an event that inspires you, and bring a neighbor or friend; or sit down with your sister, mom, grandma, cat, or bestie and watch one of our featured movies! There is always an opportunity for action here at WMM and within the CRC, however small or large you wish your action to be; your voice will be heard, and you WILL make a difference. Come be a part of our team by e-mailing us here. #Civil Rights
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