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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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The Future Is Now

In 2008, I was running the Headwaters Foundation for Justice when the stock market crashed. Our strategic plan, which was

  • 09/24/2019
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Annual Directory Is Online!

Our annual collection of women-friendly and women-led businesses is now online and at newsstands. Bookmark this page. Pick up the

  • 08/24/2019
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Carving Space for the Collective

As women of color, we often find ourselves striving to get through our daily lives with our dignity, humanity, sense

  • 08/24/2019
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My Path as an Abortion Rights Activist

For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota — aka the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League — has

  • 08/24/2019
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My Sanctuary of Wildcats

Twenty years ago my goal was to be a top executive at an advertising agency, raising a family in a

  • 08/01/2019
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Being the Bulldozer

At a recent Minnesota Farmers Union Women’s Conference, guest speaker Karen Clark asked each woman to name how she leads.

  • 08/01/2019
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Taking Action Statewide

For more than a year, communities have met as part of the Thriving by Design Network, organized by Growth &

  • 08/01/2019
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How the Right to Abortion Transforms

I believe that a person’s lived experience should enable them to make a decision about whether to continue a pregnancy.

  • 07/25/2019
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The Cycle of Our Justice

“A Nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” — Cheyenne proverb  Shakopee Women’s Prison

  • 07/01/2019