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Building a Badass Base: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing.” — Mother Jones, Irish-American union activist

Prison Work

There is an untapped incarcerated work force that can be held accountable and trained; they will be proud, dedicated employees, if given the opportunity.
Veronica Mendez Martinez

A Conversation with Veronica Mendez Moore of CTUL

“My boss said we don’t do that here.” Others heard, “That passed, but it’s not for Latinos.” A law is just a piece of paper unless people can enforce it.

Why Do We Let Our Bosses Control Our Health Care?

If we don’t have enough nurses to care for us at our most vulnerable, that’s not good for any of us. We should be regulating that just like we regulate child care, where there can only be so many infants per adult.

Anisa Hagi-Mohamed’s Affirmations

I feel like colonialism, war, and trauma have changed our language and mindsets. It doesn’t feel right. We come from such an abundant culture.

A Touch of Klass

If I can help even one child silence that negative voice of limitation, this initiative will be worth it.

Cake Therapy: Baking the Way to Change

When you get into the rhythm of baking and creating cake designs, it takes you out of your mind and into the silence of a safe space.

Harnessing Communal Energy

It is important that my patronage of a business means something and that the business also shows up when the community needs it the most.

When Cultures Combine: The LinkingLeaders Partnership

“As the demographics of our communities change, and as we develop this multiracial identity, and our communities are merging, it’s important to have a broader understanding of our shared history — even though we’re still quite segregated in Minnesota."

What Is Melanated Main Street: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“We cannot have a healed society, we cannot have change, we cannot have justice, if we do not reclaim and repair the human spirit.” — Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Farming Needs Addressed in Town Hall and Omnibus Agriculture Bill

"I would like to see a proliferation of farmers markets in Greater Minnesota and regional community markets. The more we can invest in them, the better.”

Supporting Underserved Students

She saw what was possible for me long before I did.