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ENEWS: Sports as equity builders

Date Published: 08/04/2021

Author: Erin Wilson

Sports as equity builders - Summer Games finale this Sunday! 

Here’s a last call to join your North Minneapolis neighbors on August 8 to assist in making the final day of the Northside Summer Games and Guinness World Records™ Day a great success! REGISTER TODAY and participate on August 8 at North Commons Park in Minneapolis to help break two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles: the Largest Game of Catch (American Football) and Most People Performing a Jumping Double High Five Simultaneously. If you want to help with the logistics, please use this link to register as a volunteer. 

Celebrating Suni Lee’s accomplishments

St. Paul’s Suni Lee brought home an Olympic gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around! In doing so, she made history as the first Hmong-American gold medalist and the first Asian-American to win the gymnastics all-around, after already making history as the first Hmong-American Olympian. Additionally, she won a bronze medal in the uneven bars. Click here to read about Minnesota’s Hmong community celebrating Lee’s accomplishments. You can also read about her journey to become an Olympic champion in the Star Tribune. We are so proud of her and are supporting her from home in Minnesota! 

Ongoing equity map — send us your stories! 

Make sure to watch our social media for  short summaries of different stories from the Minnesota Equity Map! You can find them on our Twitter and Facebook. And as always, we are searching for more stories to add to the map so it can serve as a way to highlight regional, racial, and environmental equity work happening around the state and connect people who want to create change in their communities. We hope to fill this map with enough stories that it can function as a powerful tool of collaboration and legislative advocacy. Please fill out this form if you or an organization/initiative you know of may be interested in being featured on the map. 

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"The community is great. Throughout her whole career, every year we do a fundraiser for her. The community is always right behind her.” — Suni Lee’s father, Houa John Lee, speaking about the Minnesota Hmong community supporting her gymnastics journey, Star Tribune 


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