Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Alicia Sojourner

YWCA Minneapolis
Racial Equity Consulting Manager 

Alicia Sojourner serves as the Racial Equity Consulting Manager at YWCA Minneapolis. Alicia has many years in the Education and Public Policy fields. Alicia currently uses her background in grassroots community and political organizing for early childhood education, disability rights, and racial equality to inspire others to be change agents in the YWCA community, as well as their own. 

Over the years, Alicia has been involved in many activities that foster community, including serving on the Board of Directors for a Minneapolis charter school to ensure children at every ability have an opportunity to learn & as member of the Interfaith Children’s Advocacy Network (iCAN), leading a support group for parents who are parenting on their own, supporting women living with negative body image and food addiction, and raising awareness of the achievement gap of children with disabilities in communities of color and how it affects the overall community.

Alicia has been awarded many opportunities over the years, including: Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) Program through Children’s Defense Fund, Young Alaka’i Award for working with marginalized youth, and winner of Inspiring Women by the WNBA Minnesota Lynx.