MN Writes Reads



What I Learned About Restoration

“Restorative justice,” the social worker said, “allows those who commit crimes to meet with the victims to talk about what happened and how to repair the harm.”

  • 09/23/2019

Alicia Kozlowski: Leading With Heart

Growing up, Alicia Kozlowski was exposed to sicknesses including racism, violence, depression, and substance abuse. She also saw her grandmother

  • 08/01/2019

Roxxanne O’Brien: Building Power

My mom moved to Minneapolis when I was three, to teach Special Education. Mom was an organizer. There were a

  • 07/01/2019
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Being Outdoorsy

Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was

  • 05/01/2019

Angela Conley: Creating a Feminist Space in Government

How did you get the idea to run for Hennepin County Commissioner?Three years ago, I thought I’d never get into

  • 03/01/2019

Shannon Gibney: Talking About Race

High school student and Minnesota Women’s Press contributor Alyssa Story interviewed Shannon Gibney, author of “Dream Country,” as part of our

  • 03/01/2019

Women’s March 2019

The words of Anika Bowie, spoken at Women’s March 2019. At a young age I grew up sitting on the

  • 03/01/2019

Shauen Pearce: The Cycle Stops Here

a personal story reported by Anne Winkler-Morey, in conversation with Shauen Pearce  From about age 14 until 22, I didn’t

  • 02/01/2019

Freedom School

In 1960, a group of Black students in North Carolina demonstrated resistance to segregation with a sit-in at an all-white

  • 01/01/2019

What’s Next?

I saw a video of a white woman in North Carolina verbally and physically assault two women of color in a

  • 01/01/2019