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Changemakers Alliance amplifies stories and solutions to long-standing issues and helps build statewide solidarity around action.

The Collaborative Revolution: Feminists Recreating Society

Do you care about healing trauma, transforming justice, restoring ecosystems, or building equitable and cooperative economies — which includes getting more women and BIPOC candidates into public office?

Historically, “salons” have been a regular social gathering of people, especially writers and artists, at a woman’s home. Consciousness raising was popularized by feminists in the late 1960s — people gathering in a conversation circle to bring attention to causes or oppressive conditions. Decades ago, Minnesota Women’s Press hosted discussion groups in its office.

We launched Changemakers Alliance in 2022 to bring rural, suburban, and urban voices together to discuss stories and solutions with a solidarity of statewide purpose.

What We Have Been Talking About

Coming Up

“Polarization in Northern Minnesota,” an environmental politics conversation series, organized by Ranae Hanson.

Women in Politics:  A 12-Part Interview Series
Underwritten by Valvoline and Vote. Run. Lead. 

  • Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
  • In Conversation: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. Rena Moran
  • Nausheena Hussain on organizing
  • Catherine Hartnett on social change and fundraising
  • more to come from Habon Abdulle, Pam Costain, Mindy Greiling, Pakou Hang, Rep. Heather Keeler, Sen. Mary Kunesh, and more

May 23, 10am: “Creating Authentic Relationships Even When You Are Afraid,”  featuring Ellie Krug.
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Underwritten by Rainbow Health

June 11: “Let’s Talk About Housing,” organized by Nelima Sitate Munene.
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June 22, 12pm, “Let’s Talk About Queer Health”
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Underwritten by Rainbow Health

“Values & Vision” Book Discussions

Underwritten by University of Minnesota Press

June 23, 7pm — A conversation about solving for stigma and addiction disorders with “Opioid Reckoning” author Amy Sullivan. Sign up here:

July 21 — “Allegiance to Winds and Waters” author Anne Winkler-Morey shares what she learned about people while exploring the U.S. on a 12,000-mile bike trip. Sign up here:

August 25 — What matters to us? This discussion will focus on how we rebuild after devasting loss, with  “Take What You Need” author Jen Crow. Sign up here:

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