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Contact: Sarah McKenzie, 612-673-2786

City launches #WeAreMpls campaign during celebration of ‘Welcoming Week’

Sept. 19, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The City of Minneapolis has launched a new public awareness campaign called #WeAreMpls elevating unique voices in the city reflective of Minneapolis’ rich diversity.

The launch of the campaign on social media comes as the City of Minneapolis is taking part in “Welcoming Week” through Sept. 24—a nationwide initiative designed to bring together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents.

The City is hosting two community events to foster dialogue and to stand up for immigrants and refugees in our community:

The City’s #WeAreMpls campaign features compelling stories and photos of newcomers and long-time Minneapolis residents by Stephanie Glaros, a local photographer behind the popular blog “Humans of Minneapolis.” The photos and stories can be found at

Through the personal lens of members of our community, the campaign lifts up individual stories of identity, reflecting Minneapolis’ diversity of experiences. The campaign reaffirms the City of Minneapolis’ commitment to be a welcoming place for all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, national origin, gender identity, religion or birthplace.

If you live in Minneapolis and are interested in being featured in this campaign, share your photo and story on social media with the hashtag #WeAreMpls.






Published Sep 19, 2017



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