Activists & Advocates

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2023: A Good Year for Action

“We have never been represented by somebody like me, with this voice, with the communities that I am bringing in.”

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker: UnRestrict Minnesota Coalition

“We have been saying, ‘abortion is not an issue you should be running from, it is an issue you should be running on.'”

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Kimberly Pilgrim: Champion for Resilience

She witnessed the power of standing up, facing fear, and finding one’s agency — a power she has guided other women to unearth within themselves over the past 25 years.

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo): Racial Justice on the Iron Range

Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) was 17 years old when she moved to Minnesota’s Iron Range from Texas to be close to

  • 11/29/2022
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In the News: December 2022

Child Labor in Minnesota The Washington Post reports that federal labor investigators indicate a company illegally employed dozens of children

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Sarah Ingram: Changing Restaurant Culture

For Ingram, providing a superb experience to restaurant guests starts with taking care of her employees.

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Somali Sisters Network: Culture Shifters

The events of 2020, from the outbreak of the pandemic to the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, sparked

  • 11/29/2022
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New Indigenous and LGBTQ+ Voices That Will Represent Minnesotans

At the state capitol, there is a historic slate of LGBTQ+ candidates and Native candidates. Here are parts of our conversations with some of them.

  • 11/08/2022
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Gloria Perez: Investing in Women and Girls

The hardest part of the work Women’s Foundation is doing, Perez adds, is “changing the hearts and minds of people who do not see the barriers up close. Unless we change hearts and minds, actions won’t follow.”

  • 11/04/2022
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People in Politics: What Makes a Powerful Leader?

“Women naturally function more as a collective. There is power in numbers. When it is transactional, people who want to succeed think that dividing and conquering is how you do it. That is actually a colonized way of leading.”

  • 10/30/2022
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The Receipts Are Due

What did you buy? What did you invest in? Because for Black business, this is livelihood.

  • 10/27/2022
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Changemakers Alliance: Key Topics for 2023

“That is the way we plan to lead, clear on our values.”

  • 10/27/2022