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Date: May 14th @ 1 - 3 PM

Location: Harrison Park (503 Irving Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN)

in the Cross Fire’
TEENS! You’re einvited to be apart of our LIVE
audience for an EMERGENCY BROADCAST OUTSIDE @ 1PM. #YiGStars present Stop bullying Now Movement “Teens, Has anybody asked, “What do You Think about the Teen-driven #BlackonBack bullying, gang wars & gun violence?” They’ll talk about it all!

Music, Snacks, TeenVoices

Supporting Partners - MAD DADS, North Community
YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center [Y North] & more

For more info:
Mrs. Alicia Smiley
GMN Initiatives Managing Coordinator
Founder - Apostle SB BArber
Phone: 612-805-5756
eMail -

About YiGStars:

YiG SHowcase™ (Youth in Gospel) RIsing Stars
is an initiative of GRACE Media Network to mentor and develop teen and college student leaders to pursue kingdom excellence in media. YiG™ was founded by Prophetess Shena ReKayle SB Barber and formed in 1992 to provide a full circle of media mentorship opportunities
that include: creating platforms to showcase communication skills and talents; explore media & technology training; foster community volunteerism; interact with incredible personalities in media and industry who pose positive images.

About Stop bullying Now Movement:

‘Stop bullying Now Movement’ mission is to
remove the fear and silence of bullying. To empower youth ages 23 and under through a peer-to-peer environment and create “No Bullying Zones” is our charge. We aim to engage/train our young people to “Reclaim their Identity” as mentally healthy, academically
productive and spiritually whole individuals with the assistance of life-changing personal & technology-driven intervention, resources & solutions.
Founded (2011) Shena SB Barber is founder of
Stop bullying Now Movement (SbNM). A GRACE Media Network Initiative.
Presented by #SBBarberMorningShow for GRACE
Media Network - the Legacy Stations in support of YiGStars. ‘ (SbNM) #GMNLiveTV


Racism 101

Date: May 17th @ 6:30 - 8:30

Location: Central Lutheran Church

Cost: $10 ($5 for YWCA of Minneapolis members)

RSVP by May 10, 2016


This is a knowledge and awareness level workshop.

What is racism, really? Often people think of big, obvious examples, like racial slurs, KKK
or Nazis, racial hate crime, or not hiring someone because of the color of their skin. But thinking about what Racism IS and IS NOT is much more complicated than that. Join us for a conversation that explores the 4 levels of Racism and how they stand alone
and intersect with each other. Gain knowledge of how Racism plays a role in everyday interactions, decisions, policies, procedures and laws within the US.

Change Makers Gala

Date: May 19 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Aria, 105 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN


AMPLIFY>>Strong Leaders. Powerful Communities.

Join us in amplifying strong leaders and powerful communities by attending the Change Makers

This celebration is a toast to you, the bold and ambitious people who are transforming our
state. Whether you're a grassroots community or a donor activist, your tireless efforts and support bring us closer to a world where every dream, every opportunity, is available to every Minnesotan.

5:30 PM Social hour. Enjoy a cash bar, hors d´oeuvres, and community building.

7 PM Stage Program & Live Auction


3rd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference

Date: May 21st @ 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: Minneapolis North Community High school Booster Club (1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis,
Minnesota 55411

Description: This year´s conference is going to highlight the program of Afro American Unity
established by Malcolm X. We will have a panel discussion comprised of some of our most committed community leaders, cultural performances, and workshops on critical issues we need to face in our community. The goal is to walk away with action steps that we
can take on a individual and collective level as well as identify some of our leading organizations that we can join and support in the fight for equality.

Readers Against Racism: Women, Race & Angela Davis

Date: June 4th @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM.

Location: Mill City Museum, Cargill Room, 7004 South 2nd Street Minneapolis 55401

Cost: FREE

RSVP by May 28th


Join facilitators from the YWCA of Minneapolis as we discuss this classic work by Angela
Davis, Women, Race & Class.

From the Book - ¨A powerful study of the women´s movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days
to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.¨

Confronting Racism: Minnesota Style

Date: June 15th @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Central Lutheran Church

Cost: $50 ($25 for YWCA of Mpls Members)

RSVP by June 8th. This is a Skills and Practice level workshop.


We´ve all been there -

Someone tells a racist joke, and no matter how hard you try, you can´t seem to respond appropriately.
You are committed to eliminating racism, but would like more skills to help you respond to people in different settings. If this sounds familiar, we invite you to take part in our Confronting Racism Workshop.

This workshop is designed for those who have an understanding of white privilege and racism,
and want to acquire skills in dealing with racism as it occurs in their personal lives. The workshop will develop the participant´s skills to respond to overt racism (i.e. racist remarks), and covert racism (privilege, microagressions, etc.) within the dominant
communication styles of the Midwest. The skills learned in this workshop can be easily applied and taught to others to create more inclusive environments in our lives, and to continue the work of eliminating racism.

Feminyn Energy

Date: June 18th @ 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Fallout Arts Initiative (2601 2nd
Ave S, Mpls, MN 55408)

Cost: $5

Description: BWATS Presents her second art
show. Each person has their own definition of feminine. As an artist, how would you portray the words: Feminyn Energy? Feminyn does not have to relate to women, it can also relate to men. Each of the artists involved in the show will create art from their
perspectives and views of feminine energy.

This is an event created for other artists
to network and get to know each other, so bring your business cards and lets all mingle while we enjoy poetry, music, food and art.

Doors open @ 5:30
Performances Start @ 6:30

Featuring Artists: Lariza Estrada, Maya Clark,
Melanie Hill, Chelsea Magee, Pierre Ware, Brittany Watson, Ashle Ma, Chelese Ewart, Nikol.

Performances By: Imani Waters, Laresa Avent,
Zhane’l Speaks, Ashle Ma, Blu Bone, Halee Honore, Destiny.