Tag Archive for: Equity

What Is Our Story of Equity? Editor’s Letter & TOC

“People need jobs, equality, education. We still need to organize to learn how the economics and politics drive everything in life. Can’t stop now.” —Nellie Stone Johnson, at the age of 90 in 1995

Q&A With Angela Dawson, 40 Acre Co-op

There are significant gaps in capitalizing and sustaining farmers in my community, and a co-op structure helps fill the huge gap.

Janiece Watts, Fresh Energy

Equity and environmental justice have been a focal point for Janiece Watts for more than a decade. She is now at Fresh Energy, a nonprofit focused on transitioning Minnesota to a clean energy economy.

Op-Ed: Legislature failed to enact key racial equity measure

Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.

On Freeing the Deeds

Hawona at the City of Lakes Community Land Trust building, which…

Measuring Racism

Having the data to objectively show what has been hidden for so long gives power back to the communities that are harmed by the system.

Discovering Small Town Equity

"Many of them grew up adopting the negative narrative that there are no opportunities or equity in small towns. That is not true. This work is flipping that narrative."

Outer Experiences

There is, however, another layer to the mission: explore what it means to be a Black Minnesotan.

Black Queens

Black history is vast and we have only begun to scratch its surface.

Letters From an American: Voting, Vaccines, Income Loss

Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:

How I Build Equity Into Energy

When relationship building is a priority, when narratives are centered, leadership enables us to confidently challenge spaces that have excluded and dismissed lived experience.