We leapt into the spring season celebrating Iranian Minnesotans with Nowruz Persian New Year. It was a time for friends and family to visit, celebrate with prayers, music, dancing, feasts, and more. Conversations were hosted by advocacy organizations to bring awareness surrounding reproductive rights and challenges within minority communities. Activists held an ethnic solidarity event to discuss the Myanmar Diaspora and how we can work united to support the diaspora community.
To round out the week, a rally will be held by the Urban Indian Legacy Initiative to discuss state funding to support culturally affirming centers to address disparities in services sought by members of the Native community.