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Collectively, We Hold These Truths: Editor’s Letter and TOC

We all need to be involved
in building communities, not focused solely on developing things. — Winona LaDuke

  • 07/28/2022
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Nothing For Us Without Us

The bodies of women and people who were assigned female at birth (AFAB) are considered commodities in the United States, objects that are able to be bought or sold.

  • 07/28/2022
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Tapestry: The Commons

We asked readers to share their thoughts on what a world might look like if we respected the rights of nature.

  • 07/28/2022
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Summary of Hennepin County Attorney Candidate Forum

A summary of the viewpoints of the seven candidates running for Hennepin County attorney general.

  • 07/28/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Pam Costain on Authenticity in Politics

It is really important to see invisible work that is done by women to hold societies together, to hold communities together. It is embarrassing to live in the United States and still have poor representation in Congress, poor representation in our business community.

  • 07/26/2022
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Do you care about: Art, Books, Identity, Equity & Justice, Healing Trauma, Politics, Commentaries, Spirituality, Sexuality? Your answers will direct our coverage.

  • 07/25/2022
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The Courage to Swim: Editor’s Letter and TOC

The oppressed struggle in language to recover ourselves, to reconcile, to reunite, to renew. Our words are not without meaning, they are an action, a resistance. Language is also a place of struggle. — bell hooks

  • 06/25/2022
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La Descolonización de los Idiomas Colonizados

I teach ancient recipes tied to both our Indigenous roots and colonial identities. Enseño las recetas antiguas vinculadas a nuestras raíces indígenas e identidades coloniales.

  • 06/25/2022
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Vote Run Lead Event: Preparing Women for Politics

“Democracy can only work if it accurately reflects the people it is supposed to represent,” says Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “We must expand the electorate to change the electorate.”

  • 06/25/2022
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Finding My Voice After Losing My Native Language

My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.

  • 06/25/2022
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What Minnesota Politics Looks Like: Housing, Education, Public Safety

Phase Two of the CALL housing movement will begin this summer, which could include a scorecard of legislators’ work on behalf of solving the housing crisis.

  • 06/20/2022
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Perspective From Bosnia (+ speech: How to Elect Women in a Patriarchy)

“Several women in politics that Amra and I have interviewed indicate their greatest strength is in listening. They learn what the issues are, talk to people about what might resolve those issues, and figure out how to make it work.”

  • 06/17/2022