Pride Canvassing & Trans*/Dyke March at Twin Cities Pride, 2013

What an exciting summer this has been! This 2013, MWSM decided to take a different route at Twin Cities Pride (TC Pride). We recruited a team of 10 volunteers to go out and canvass the various non-profits and churches that were present and outreaching about their mission and services. For some of our volunteers, this was their first time at Pride, and canvassing so we made sure to pair them up with someone with canvassing experience. We wanted to find out from the many organizations and churches to identify what services and programs they provided, so we know where to connect our community members to , and possibly collaborate in the near future. The whole team had long and great conversations about the services, leadership dynamics, goal measurements, how does intersectional justice look like in their work, and how do they address institutional racism, white privilege and supremacy. We talked to about 15 organizations and churches, and will be talking to more in the next month to then produce a data report Fall 2014. We will keep you updated!

Meet the team that canvassed!



After a morning’s hard work of canvassing at TC Pride, MWSM joined and marched in solidarity with the Trans*/Dyke March.









Queers at the MN Hmong New Year!

Guess what?!

MWSM canvassed at the  Hmong New Year this year at the MN River Center in St. Paul. We were able to canvass a 100 people with various opinions on Marriage Equality and other social issues. Check out some of the photos!

Stay tuned for the results collected from the data!


Chong (on right) engaging in conversations with Hmong elders at the 2013 Hmong New Year.


Linda (on right) canvassed young and middle-aged Hmong Americans about the 2012 Election and Marriage Equality 2013.