Transforming Justice

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“The Holly”: Community-based Development As a Solution to Violence (part 2)

This is part 2 of our conversation on the roots and solutions to gang violence, based on “The Holly,” a book about Denver issues similar to what we are seeing in the Twin Cities.

  • 07/29/2021
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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

  • 07/22/2021
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Legislative Update: MMIR Office Established

As loyal Minnesota Women’s Press readers are aware, we have been actively covering the stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). We included our first Transforming Justice alert in June encouraging readers to engage with the issue of legislative budget for an MMIR office to be established.

  • 07/09/2021
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Reader Exercise: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

As Minneapolis in particular faces greater scrutiny about public safety leading up to the 2021 city elections, we are exploring the data about crime and potential solutions for prevention.

  • 06/14/2021
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Will Minnesota Measure Racism?

The value of comprehensive data collection

  • 06/08/2021
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Update: Uprising Charges

About 40 percent of the people charged with felonies by Ramsey or Hennepin County — 31 out of 81 — are from outside the Twin Cities.

  • 05/29/2021
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The Status of Justice Reform in Minnesota

Minnesota Women’s Press is building collaborative media partnerships to lift up the progress reports and solutions related to justice reform.

  • 05/29/2021
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A Special Message From Sen. Mary Kunesh

“Don’t put the report on a shelf and let it gather dust!” We heard that from the Canadian team that created its

  • 05/25/2021
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Conversation With Robin Wonsley Worlobah

Racial capitalism thrives off the exploitation of our lives, labor, and natural resources.

  • 05/25/2021
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Measuring Racism

Having the data to objectively show what has been hidden for so long gives power back to the communities that are harmed by the system.

  • 05/25/2021
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Talking Continuum Connection with Jane Barrash

The current exhibit has new material from 40 additional years of research. There are new themes, such as addiction, mental health, animal intelligence, and plant intelligence.

  • 05/21/2021