Ways to Social Change: Give

As we approach the season of giving, people often consider giving their time and money to a cause they care about. While this benefits the community, it is also important to ensure that people have the tools to approach it and to evaluate what causes they are funding. During our final Ways to Social Change theme of the year, we will highlight the innovative ways that communities, organizations, and individuals are giving. We will focus on several sections of the Social Change Wheel including direct service, informal associations and mutual aid, fundraising and philanthropy, and community capacity and economic development.


Give to the Max Day 2021
Thursday, November 18

Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota. Many of our community partners are participating, it's one of many ways to support them. Also a chance to support causes impacted by COVID-19 and BIPOC led causes advancing racial equity.

Money Talks: Leveraging the power of business and philanthropy in pursuit of racial justice

The essays in Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion reflect on the murder of George Floyd and the wonderful and wretched sides of living in Minneapolis, revealing deep complexities, ingrained inequities, and diverse personal experiences. The College of Liberal Arts brought community together for meaningful conversations with the book's essay authors, many of whom are current or former CLA faculty and graduate students.

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Thanksgiving Resources

A Story of Survival: The Wampanoag and the English A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan Booklet from a Native American Perspective

This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret it 400 years later.

The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story

How to tell kids the real story behind Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Wampanoag Tribe Had Its Own Agenda