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Commentary: It’s Past Time to Talk and Write Much Better About Gender-Based Violence

"Achieving a violence free Minnesota demands that we explicitly name domestic violence when and where it occurs, and that it remains a matter of community action before, during, and after tragedies like these—not just when first responders are killed in their attempts to assist."

UPDATED 2-21: Minnesota Women Central in Discussions About Ukraine

"One of the things I particularly want to stress is that these wars are fought mostly by men. Peace processes are made by mostly men at the table. And they're mostly very unsuccessful. ... These deals [do not] hold if you don't have everyone at the table. And they don't hold for sure if you don't have women in the process."

Dr. Catherine Squires: Stress Among Black Women in Academia

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Tell them you appreciate their work and be ready — start practicing now — to show that support in the bright light of day, in the glare of media spotlights, and under the florescent bulbs of the conference room.

TAPESTRY: How Housing Impacts My Community

Heidi Omerza, Mayor of Ely I was on bedrest pregnant with…

AICHO: Creating Home in Our Homelands

When we strengthen ourselves collectively, we double the impact of individual lives. 

Commentary: Progress, and Next Steps, in Protecting Homeowners from Faulty HOAs

If a home has mold or a structural problem, there are remedies for the homeowner. But if an HOA structure is not solid, sound, or ethical, there is very little recourse for the homeowner.

Publisher’s Commentary 3: Welcome to the Year of Healthy Collaboration

Artists, scientists, and spiritual philosophers remind us that our world does not consist of independent entities, but intertwined branches, continuously evolving in new directions through interaction.

The Awesome Power of Awe

The more overwhelmed we are, the more we need awe.

Feline Power

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It can be so frustrating to be a disabled woman. Not so for a cat.

Publisher’s Commentary 2: Faith in Humankind

people did not know in the early 1900s as much as we do now about behavioral changes that can come from wraparound mental, financial, and healing services. Education about genetics and mental health then — and for some still today — was limited to thinking that everything we are and can be is related to genes, and is unchangeable.

Publisher’s Commentary 1: Nurturing Healthy Collaboration in a Community Economy

The Community Economy is “a space of decision making where we recognize and negotiate our interdependence with other humans, other species, and our environment. In the process of recognizing and negotiating, we become a community.” 

Commentary: Why We Need Volunteers to Work on Behalf of Our Most Vulnerable Children

“I could never do what you’re doing.” Over the…