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Women in Politics Series: Habon Abdulle on How to Build Support for Candidates

We often focus on what patriarchy is doing to us. We don’t focus on what we are doing to patriarchy.

  • 08/04/2022
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Collectively, We Hold These Truths: Editor’s Letter and TOC

We all need to be involved
in building communities, not focused solely on developing things. — Winona LaDuke

  • 07/28/2022
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An Introduction to the Commons

We have an upside-down narrative that seems to allow a few people and institutions to profit from the public spaces we care for.

  • 07/28/2022
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Appreciating the Common Wealth

What communities are capable of doing in a time of democratic crisis and economic rebuilding.

  • 07/28/2022
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U of M Center Helps K–12 Educators Teach Climate Change, One Story at a Time

Education about climate change has been largely nonexistent in K–12 schools until recently.

  • 07/28/2022
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Reclaiming Rights From Government and Industry

Grant Township in Pennsylvania, a town of 600, was sued three times by an energy company and the state’s department

  • 07/28/2022
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Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

  • 07/28/2022
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How to Create a Village in an Urban Space

adapted from onthecommons.org

  • 07/28/2022
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GoSeeDo: August 4­–14 — Minnesota Fringe Festival

  The 29th annual Fringe Fest is back for the first fully in-person festival since the pandemic started. Fringe Fest

  • 07/28/2022
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Summary of Hennepin County Attorney Candidate Forum

A summary of the viewpoints of the seven candidates running for Hennepin County attorney general.

  • 07/28/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Pam Costain on Authenticity in Politics

It is really important to see invisible work that is done by women to hold societies together, to hold communities together. It is embarrassing to live in the United States and still have poor representation in Congress, poor representation in our business community.

  • 07/26/2022
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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