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Creator of New Data

Since her childhood in Chicago, Antoinette Smith has been an innovator equipped to face challenge. She is the only girl

  • 11/26/2019
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Building Sustainable Community

Kim Norton was accustomed to being the “first” when she was elected in 2018 as the first woman to serve

  • 11/26/2019
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Tapping Into Human Potential

It’s all socially constructed, so you have equal amounts of compassion for the person who’s being battered and the person who’s battering. You’ll never end oppression with oppression.

  • 11/26/2019
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Don’t Miss Our Gala!

Join us in deep discussion and inspiration at a fundraising event designed to enhance the power of storytelling as we step into “The Year of 20/20 Vision” — which is about enabling us to see our world in a different way.

  • 11/26/2019
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Hearing in Community

Parents everywhere spring into action for their children,  but  not all parents are like Valerie Shirley, whose son’s challenges led

  • 11/26/2019
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Turning Tragedy Into Action

I did not want anyone to forget about who [Philando] was and what he represented as a man — his devotion to his job and the children, always thinking about other people. I wanted to keep his legacy alive by doing the things that he held near and dear to his heart.

  • 11/26/2019
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In the News: December 2019

November Elections Seat Fresh Perspectives in Minnesota On November 5, counties and cities across Minnesota elected a record number of

  • 11/26/2019
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In the News

Task Force Work Begins Minnesota History Needs Your Vote Construction to create a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling begins soon, and the Minnesota  Historical  Society has 

  • 10/27/2019
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Living on the Red Road

I have been thinking, talking, and posting on social media about the climate emergency situation.  I remember meeting Hopi elder

  • 10/27/2019
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GoSeeDo: November 2019

11/1 — YWCA Women’s Leadership (Mankato) YWCA Women’s Leadership conference opening keynote speaker Samantha Paige Davis This conference seeks to

  • 10/27/2019