Changemakers

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2018 Changemaker: Me’Lea Connelly

Me’Lea Connelly helped organize a North Minneapolis forum in 2016 with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “The forum became really popular,” she recalls. “Lots

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2018 Changemaker: Kathy Hermes

The current administration continues to roll back legal protections for transgender folks, demonstrating the ongoing threat faced by those who don’t fit the either/ or

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2018 Changemaker: Leslie Redmond

Leslie Redmond is a community leader, millennial, and President of Minneapolis NAACP. She is an advocate driven by her ancestors, and comes

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2018 Changemaker: Maria Regan Gonzalez

Mayor-elect Maria Regan Gonzalez of Richfield grew up in two different worlds. One was her full-time home in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she and

  • 12/01/2018
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2018 Changemaker: Der Yang

For Der Yang, becoming a lawyer was a natural progression from what she’s done her entire life: helping people. Born in Laos, Yang

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2018 Changemaker: Eileen Hudon

Small red prayer ties. The smell of sage.  Eileen Hudon and her friend Pam Gokey sit in Hudon’s apartment making hundreds of

  • 12/01/2018
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In 2012, Representative Susan Allen was the first Native woman elected to the Minnesota Legislature.  In 2015, Allen was joined

  • 12/01/2017
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Barbara Battiste

Changemakers: Working with facts to make change for women and girls through the legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women

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2016 Changemaker: Nausheena Hussain

Nausheena Hussain has a quiet composure, sitting at the back of the Daybreak Bookshop on the University of Minnesota campus,

  • 12/01/2016