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Minnesota Woman of History: Nellie Francis

Since every month at Minnesota Women’s Press is about acknowledging the accomplishments of women, we are not doing anything unique to commemorate Women’s History Month — but we will honor the stories of a few local historical women, starting with Nellie Griswold Francis.

  • 03/01/2021
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At My Age

Now that I am 81, I am learning about many things for the first time. There were times when I could have spoken out about injustice in the past and did not. Why didn’t I?

  • 02/25/2021
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Mary Moore Easter: On the Page, In the World

In my fear, I was convinced that if I could amass a group of Black women, the sight of us would bring this dangerously behaving man to his senses.

  • 02/25/2021
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VIEW: Black Joy, Politics, and Equity

If we could simply prove to more people that we have the ability to be happy, and that the laughter of our children brings us joy, it might shift minds.

  • 02/19/2021
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CAAL Releases Pioneering Economic Report on Asian Minnesotans

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

  • 01/26/2021
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VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021
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“Coded Bias”

Film shows that technology is not free of bigotry

  • 12/22/2020
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Jael Kerandi: Called to Action

“We no longer wish to have a meeting or come to an agreement. There is no middle ground.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Ellen Longfellow: Winning Civil Rights

“It was hard to figure out if they were being discriminated against because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. For many people in the Muslim community, they [face all] three.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Victoria McWane-Creek: Practicing Community

With continued experiences of racism, McWane-Creek decided to put her training into action.

  • 11/25/2020
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The Alliance: Changing the Narrative

Essential to the work of The Alliance, Brown says, is developing respectful relationships so that everyone feels heard, which can mean “slowing down policy work to unpack power and other dynamics.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Teen Activists: No Waiting

“The youth are told that we are the future. That is a huge title to uphold.”

  • 11/25/2020