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  • Next MWP Conversation: January 15
    The MWP Conversations series is about using the power of women to shift narratives and effect changeAt our January 15 event, we bring together personal storytellers, scientific experts, and women trained in mental health fields to offer insights into why trauma is a pervasive community issue that affects all of us, and solutions that are proving effective but haven't been discussed widely. The goal is to leave the session with connections and next steps that broaden support around trauma-informed community and policy.
  • How Can We Talk To Each Other?
    Act Now: Suzanne Candell writes about how we can reframe stories for better communication with people who disagree with us.
  • Re-Envisioning Equity
    Ism Schism: De'Vonna Pittman asks, "Imagine if early childhood education became a focal point of importance, so that every child had the access and the right to learn, just like children who are privileged do. What might our state look like 10 years from now?"

  • Re-engineering Minnesota Education
    Lynnell Mickelsen: "There are thousands of amazing people doing amazing work in public schools every day. But they cannot overcome a system that is engineering the racial results we’re getting."
  • Our ongoing general submissions from readers. Write to letters@womenspress.com. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Unless notified, letters are assumed to be for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
  • Big Picture Politics
    Senators Julie Rosen (R-Vernon Center) and Melisa Franzen (D-Edina) talk about the issues of omnibus bills, transparency, and new candidates in the upcoming state legislative election.
  • Column: Voting Is Non-Negotiable
    Shannon Drury: When I learned that half of the eligible adults in the United States don’t even bother to vote, I was as shocked as if I heard that 50 percent of people with giant diamonds flush them down the toilet.
     
  • Retrospective: Arvonne Fraser
    Think: Arvonne Fraser's proudest achievement was “putting women’s human rights on an international agenda.”
  • The U.S. Census 2020: data is used to funnel about $589 billion in federal spending to local communities. 
  • Kate Nowlin: Stories With Dimension
    "The more I learned about the desire to serve and sacrifice for one’s country, the less relevant the issue of gender became. A soldier is a soldier is a soldier.” 
     
  • Shannon Gibney: Under-Told Stories
     “The stories that we tell, or don’t tell, for that matter, define every aspect of our lives.”
  • What’s In a Name?
    Siena Iwasaki Milbauer: "It is really important to me that whatever I accomplish will reflect on my whole family and heritage."
  • MWP Conversation
    We are launching a series of MWP Conversations. Join us!
  • Our Shared Trauma of Race
    BookShelf: "Children know when they are missing out — and when they are genuinely welcomed and loved."
  • Action in the Pipeline Process
    Act Now: For several years, community members have worked together to try to stop oil pipelines from cutting through Native lands in Minnesota that are used for clean-water fishing and wild ricing.
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