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MNIPL Participates in Day Without Women

 

MINNEAPOLIS-- Today, March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day we, the women of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, are honoring the countless ways that women have labored in their communities, workplaces, and homes. All of the women on our team have been given a paid day off. We won’t be responding to emails today -- feel free to reach out to our male colleagues or be in touch with us tomorrow instead.

In solidarity with women marching in 30 other countries today and the women who cannot strike out of fear of lost wages or retaliation, we recognize the physical and emotional labor of all women, especially those most marginalized.

We celebrate the many powerful and beautiful voices who make up the climate justice movement and have given their lives in the process, including Berta Caceres and most recently, Colombian activist, Alicia Lopez Guisao, and the countless women whose stories we’ll never know, but whose legacy we are honored to inherit.

At MNIPL, we are proud to be a woman-led organization, telling a new story about organizational leadership that is partnership based, affirms the gifts of others, and honors the essential wisdom and power of women.

 

About Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light: MNIPL works in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis. Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized religious support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state.