The Urban League Twin Cities is pleased to announce the election of Rev. John L. Bowen as chair of the Board of Directors. He was elected to serve a one-year term as chair at a meeting of the Board held February 27, 2020. Rev. Bowen is pastor of Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in […]
In an article published today by the Star Tribune, ULTC President and CEO Steven Belton is quoted as saying passing The Crown Act would show “our identity, our culture, our way of presenting ourselves matters, and is valued, and that the state of Minnesota is willing to put its legislative oomph and power behind saying, ‘We will protect your right to be who you are.’ ”
Ron Edwards served as a member and chair of the Board of Minneapolis Urban League for over 10 years. His service on the Board ended in 1986. He was an activist chair and led the organization in facing difficult challenges to the Black community including housing discrimination, segregation in public employment and police brutality. He was an unapologetic and tireless advocate for equity, justice and power for Black people.
ULTC President Steven Belton joined Minnesota’s top elected officials in unity with local Jewish leaders on January 7, 2020 to denounce a recent rash of anti-Semitic hate crimes during an ecumenical rally that drew an estimated 1,400 people to Temple Israel in south Minneapolis.
Norma Miller is the first African American woman union painter in Minnesota. Her career path started in healthcare in New England before she moved to Minnesota in the 1990s and enrolled in an apprenticeship program. She retired in 2015 and now works as a Job Developer for the Urban League’s Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP), advising people interested in a career in the trades.
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