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Action = Change: Police Reform Legislation

April 15 — From a story by Axios: Black people are killed by police at higher rates than white people in

  • 04/15/2021
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April 7: Advocacy Updates from WoMN Act

Advocacy updates related to equity and justice

  • 04/07/2021
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Sen. Mary Kunesh: A Central Issue

I felt I had no choice but to address the violence that has for too long destroyed so many families in Minnesota and across Turtle Island.

  • 03/25/2021
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Conversation With Rep. Heather Keeler

I do not want to keep having marches to remember these beautiful women and relatives because something awful happened to them. We have to be proactive.

  • 03/25/2021
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Patina Park: A Healing Budget

“To fix over 500 years of trauma and its impact, we need everyone.”

  • 03/25/2021
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NEWS: Intoxication and Rape

The opinion went on to note the Legislature’s “unique institutional capacity” to address the issue, specifically citing the CSC Working Group and Rep. Moller’s legislation as a remedy. The bipartisan bill has not received a committee hearing in the Senate.

  • 03/24/2021
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Gov. and Lt. Gov Talk With Us About Trauma

The state has been “headed in the same direction for 162 years. Trying to turn the ship is a tall order, but we are in a moment where we have to get it done. If folks are not willing to be in that work with us, then they just have to get out of the way.”

  • 03/23/2021
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Reducing the Risk of Deportation

If an immigrant is convicted even of a non-violent or minor offense, many years later that conviction can lead to deportation orders.

  • 02/25/2021
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Teaching in Trauma-Informed Schools

Restorative approaches allow justice to be “done with you” and not “done to you.”

  • 02/25/2021
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In the News: March 2021

Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline, Restorative Justice for Vets, Bias in Protests and Sentencing, Reparations, other resources

  • 02/25/2021
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Ethnic Studies in Minnesota

Ethnic Studies has been added to graduation requirements in Minnesota. The Minneapolis School Board unanimously approved Ethnic Studies as a

  • 02/24/2021
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Legislative Update: What’s coming up that impacts women?

We checked in with former legislator and current Gender Justice advocate Erin Maye Quade about priorities that impact women and marginalized genders this year

  • 02/23/2021