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What Matters to Us: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” — Angela Davis

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.

Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

Protecting Minnesota Families at the Legislative Level

"Please use this as an example of what happens when we see the pain in our communities and we support them — they show up in really powerful ways.”

The Fight for Free Menstrual Products at School

To us, it was unfair that the school provided non-menstruators with the hygiene products they needed (toilet paper, soap, and paper towels) while every month, we were forced to scavenge.

Discussion on the Homeless Youth Act (HF444)

Rep. Hodan Hassan encouraged people to visit or volunteer at a shelter to understand the people facing these issues.

Commentary: How Can We Thrive When We Can Barely Survive?

Nearly all of us are working, yet most of us seem to be worse off than ever. Why?

From Cold Call to Warmth

Benya Kraus Beacom & Tina May

Edie Barrett: My Run for House in Rural Minnesota

When it comes to behavioral change, and beliefs, this is not simply a Greater Minnesota challenge, nor a Minnesota challenge — it is a national challenge. It is THE challenge of our time. How do we find our way back to each other and to the values that connect us?

2022 Changemaker Kimberly Pilgrim: Champion for Resilience

She witnessed the power of standing up, facing fear, and finding one’s agency — a power she has guided other women to unearth within themselves over the past 25 years.

2022 Changemaker Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo): Racial Justice on the Iron Range

Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) outside of the VEMA Multicultural…

Values & Vision of Minnesota Voters

We listened to some of the voices, and saw some of the villages, at three locations on election night in Saint Paul. Here are a few highlights.