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Fringe Festival Highlights: August 5-15, 2021

This year, Minnesota Fringe Festival is set to present mostly virtual content with multiple performance types. In-person venues include outdoor

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Gayla Marty: Suggested Environmental Books

Last in our series of “Where Are They Now?” vignettes about environmentalists in Minnesota

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Weeds, Words & Wisdom: An Intergenerational Conversation

We put three of our favorite environmental activists and policy advocates in the same virtual room together for a conversation. Here is what former Rep. Karen Clark, Women’s Environmental Institute co-founder Jacqueline Zita, and sustainable agriculture student and activist Priscilla Trinh talked about in June 2021.

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“The Holly”: Community-based Development As a Solution to Violence (part 2)

This is part 2 of our conversation on the roots and solutions to gang violence, based on “The Holly,” a book about Denver issues similar to what we are seeing in the Twin Cities.

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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

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Op-Ed: Legislature failed to enact key racial equity measure

Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.

Alice Johnson

Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

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Statewide Conversation: Ecosystems, July 21

We hosted the second of our summer series of bringing some of the state’s powerhouse women into a virtual room

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Then and Now: Environmental Activists

Over the years, Minnesota Women’s Press has talked to many environmental advocates. A lot has changed since our first conversations with them — and a lot remains the same. From the perspective of a climate activist, how are we doing?

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Expanding Conversation: Mother Tree (part 2)

“Our success in coevolution — our success as a productive society — is only as good as the strength of these bonds with other individuals and species.”

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Statewide Conversation: Healing Trauma, August 16

How can solidarity be built to create stronger trauma and crisis management in Minnesota?

Maya Lamb

What I Do and Do Not Know

I don’t know what I am doing and that’s okay.