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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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Changemakers Alliance: Media That Makes a Difference

Changemakers Alliance (CALL) was launched by Minnesota Women’s Press in 2022 to move our statewide community of engaged readers off

  • 11/27/2022
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Values & Vision: Talking to People Engaged in Politics (With Election Results)

The values and vision of 20 Minnesotans who care about serving everyone in a culture of abundance, not scarcity and fear. “If it is about us, include us.”

  • 11/09/2022
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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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The Concept Behind Restorative Justice Minnesota

Getting funded requires a culture shift in society, she says. “A recognition that incarceration does not work. We do not acknowledge the reality of where the harm is coming from.”

  • 08/25/2022
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“Meeting in The Commons: How to Become Badass Collaborators”

My view of the media business I love is that we tend to be reactive, writing for a passive audience. But our most engaged readers are NOT passive, and want to get in front of the stories, to change outcomes.

  • 07/25/2022
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CALL: Talking About LGBTQ+ Health, Aging, and Rights

Frustration is why it is crucial to sometimes take a step back and consider the change that has happened.

  • 06/25/2022
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Step 2: Define Success on Individual Basis

Somebody came into my office and said ‘I relapsed yesterday. I already talked to my probation officer. I already have my bags packed to go to treatment.’ That is success for that person.

  • 05/28/2022
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De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

  • 05/28/2022
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The “YIMBY” vs. “NIMBY” Movement

They did not want ‘those’ kids near ‘their’ kids.

  • 05/28/2022
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CALL: Being Authentic Even When You Are Afraid

We are all survivors of the human condition. All of us are attempting to make our way through the world. If we could go across the room and ask everybody to tell us “what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what challenge you have had in life, what success you have had, what makes you tick” — three things would happen.

  • 05/25/2022
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CALL: Chris Stark on Love as Healing and Space as Memory

Treat each other with true kindness and humility and gentleness and love, because that is our way forward. That is how we are going to find ways to heal the harm that has been inflicted on so many of us, and the land, and the water.

  • 05/18/2022