Transforming Justice

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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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Sen. Patricia Torres Ray: Transforming the Science of Politics

“We are working on transforming the science of politics. And when we get there, and when we do that, this world is going to be very, very different.”

  • 10/24/2022
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Breaking Barriers in Minnesota Politics

What political barriers are diverse Minnesota women and LGBTQN+ people trying to open?

  • 10/10/2022
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Legislating for Children

We talked to Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL–District 49B) about the status of legislation focused on children and families.

  • 09/27/2022
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What Success Looks Like After Incarceration

It is rare for women who have graduated from the program to return to prison.

  • 09/13/2022
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Reprint: The Police Are Defunding Minneapolis

The combination of these payouts and police misconduct settlements is approaching $150 million dollars. That’s more than three fourths of what the MPD’s budget was in 2020.

  • 09/09/2022
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Events: We Are All Criminals Illuminates Stories of Incarceration Around the Twin Cities

While one in four people in Minnesota (and across the nation) has a criminal record, four in four have a criminal history: that is, we are all criminals — and we’re also so much more.

  • 08/25/2022
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Revisiting the Healthy Start Act

Of 23 people eligible for the program so far, four have been approved.

  • 08/25/2022
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BookShelf: Getting Smarter About Public Safety

Since mass incarceration, mass surveillance, and mass policing clearly have not ended murder, assault, or rape, the authors write, isn’t it time to think of better ideas?

  • 08/25/2022
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Great North Innocence Project

“If you are imprisoned and you are innocent of a crime, you can imagine that it just compounds the trauma.”

  • 08/25/2022
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How London Handles Nonviolent Crime

“We punish those who are already victims of their own circumstances and put them into even worse circumstances.”

  • 08/25/2022