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Willmar 8 Revisited (Video)

A Labor Education Service “Minnesota at Work” program from 2002. What motivated eight women, living in a small town, to take on the powerful banking industry? Twenty-five years after their groundbreaking strike at a Willmar bank, three of the women involved in this historic struggle recall the issues behind the walkout and talk about the effect it is still having today. The strikers, all women, became known as the Willmar 8 and attracted international attention, For more information, check the archives at http:www.workdayminnesota.org

 



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Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College

“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”

Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

I made connections with community members and found many common visions.  I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.

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