News & Activism

VIEW: Heartbroken, Yet Hopeful, About Housing for All Minnesotans

A new ‘preventing homelessness’ committee member asked a panel of ten people to reflect on when they could have made a choice differently to avoid homelessness. That was his idea of prevention. In 2020, 350 Minnesotans died outside. Some of them were babies.

VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate change, Bill McKibben — who founded 350.org — published

CALL: Ranae Hanson on Solving for Minnesota’s Political Polarization

People in the North are frustrated because they don’t feel like city people are talking about this at all, they don’t see it coming up in the newspapers — they only see the other kind of mining. And it’s pretty important.

Women in Politics Series: Social Change Movements and Asking for Money

Women’s power is in our ability to find ways to support each other and tap into whatever skill sets we bring to the table.

Commentary: What I Learned From the Birth Control Debate

As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”

News: Minnesota Attorney General and Local Planned Parenthood President Talk Abortion Rights

People born today in this country will likely have fewer rights and opportunities to pursue their own lives than people in my generation have had.

VIEW: Creating Housing Solutions Relies on All of Us

It can be hard to navigate how to create more environmentally friendly homes while we also need tens of thousands of additional housing units.

In the News: May 2022

Parents and Politics, Mamas First Act, “Don’t Say Gay” Bills

Real-World Solutions to Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than half of all Minnesotans have had one or more ACEs, according to the most recent Minnesota Department of Health study.

Why the World Doesn’t Deserve Black Children: The Peculiar Birthing Rights of Black Women

It was her words “how dare you” that made me sit with my ideas about reproductive rights.

If Roe Falls What Could Change for Minnesotans?

“The November election is going to be really important for people who care about reproductive rights in the state.”