News & Activism

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Q&A: Chanda Smith Baker, Minneapolis Foundation

What gives me optimism is conversation around not just police reform, but race and systemic issues. This time feels significantly different — the level of outcry across the world that has happened.

  • 10/25/2020
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Releasing Secrets

I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.

  • 10/25/2020
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Caring for Veterans in Crisis

Shame and reluctance to discuss experiences with colleagues or support staff in a male-dominated career field often delay veterans’ seeking out help.

  • 10/24/2020
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In the News: November 2020

Women and Work, Survivor’s Memorial, Supporting Local News

  • 10/24/2020

Minnesota’s Philanthropic Network: Seeking the Light

A deep dive into the light and dark of relying on philanthropy, including lists of suggested community-based transformation funds in Minnesota.

  • 10/23/2020

Hennepin County Action on Unsheltered

Minnesota Women’s Press has been following the work to serve the unsheltered this winter. Here is some good news from Hennepin County.

  • 10/20/2020
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Ecolution #2: The Flavor of Money

“What is money but a way to measure value, to facilitate exchange? And what is exchange but a type of relationship between people?”

  • 10/20/2020
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Ecolution #2: Collectives

Questions we had for Angela: In 1920, there were nearly a million African American farmers. Today, there are 45,508. How did

  • 10/16/2020
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Visual Q&A: Nicole Archbold on Policing in Minnesota

We talked with Nicole Archbold of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about topics ranging from defunding police to how we get past an ‘us versus them’ mentality in justice work.

  • 10/10/2020
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The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Racism in Minnesota

Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”

  • 10/07/2020