Getting Serious About Protecting Survivors of Partner Violence

“We are not different parts of a chain. We are different parts of a large mechanism and we have to work together.”

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.


2011 Changemaker: Safe Harbor legislation

"While this is huge, we are by no means close to being done."

Labor unions adapt

On average, women covered by a union contract earn almost 34 percent more than those who are not, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Pan-African women and power

"The full development of women and girls is fundamental to the success and sustainability of any community. If women and girls are weak our communities are weak."

‘Cultivate 2012’

"I wanted to explore the linkages among health, poverty, agriculture and our food system. Immigrants are critical to our food system and they cannot be left behind in the local food movement."

Co-op women

"We may look like a bunch of grocers, but, really, we come to work every day with the intention of saving our world."

All washed up? No and YES

"A support system helps you stay connected to hold onto your dream and work with it."

Men step up to thwart gender violence

It's time to ask: "Other men are doing this? Why aren't…

2012 Changemaker: Minnesota nurses’ strike

"It felt like we were doing something extremely positive not just for the profession but for the patients and the community and the people who come through our doors."

2010 Changemakers: 29th Street Petal Pushers

"Girls are always thinking about their fantasies but the business plan can help them think forward and stay on track."

2010 Changemaker: Marie Garza

"I speak for those who can't speak. I want people to remember that [the victims had] lived. They had a life."

At home here

"Our story can speak to other East African women about possibilities that can exist in spite of the obstacles we faced."

Diva Rags

"[My business] is all about how I can help [customers] have a brighter day. It goes beyond the dollar."