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Claire Avitabile: Making Space for Queer Theatre

“There are so many queer artists and so many trans artists who found a home in 20%, myself included."

Magdalena Kaluza: Direct Action

"By sharing vulnerability, we build deeper relationships. We need deep relationships to face what’s coming — floods, heat waves, climate refugees.”

Ellen Longfellow: Winning Civil Rights

“It was hard to figure out if they were being discriminated against because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. For many people in the Muslim community, they [face all] three.”

Markeela Toreen: Together Against Hunger

As one of the few casino employees who were not laid off, Toreen began looking for ways to ensure her community’s needs were met.

Marny Xiong: Lasting Legacy

From a student, to a school administrative manager at Minneapolis Public Schools Hmong International Academy, to chairwoman of the St. Paul Board of Education, Xiong was an advocate for education.

Victoria McWane-Creek: Practicing Community

With continued experiences of racism, McWane-Creek decided to put her training into action.

The Alliance: Changing the Narrative

Essential to the work of The Alliance, Brown says, is developing respectful relationships so that everyone feels heard, which can mean “slowing down policy work to unpack power and other dynamics.”

Teen Activists: No Waiting

"The youth are told that we are the future. That is a huge title to uphold."

Listen: Changemakers Gala

Nearly 150 women gathered on December 5, 2019, in celebration…

Creator of New Data

(photo by Iyana Esters) Since her childhood in Chicago,…

Reclaiming Native Art

“Native people are collected in Natural History museums because that is how we have always been viewed. It helps to perpetuate that idea of us being extinct.”

Creating Joy

Joy Dolo outside Minnesota Children’s Theatre Company, where…