CALL: Beth Peterson on Electing Women

We also have never had a Black woman in the senate. There are five Black women running this year to change that. Our Latina representation is also in danger in the senate with the retirements of Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Melisa Lopez Franzen. So, we can do better.

CALL: Angela Dawson on Reclaiming Co-ops and Farming

I hope we can see you in the ecosystem of the cooperative, benefitting and participating in what we create for Minnesota.

CALL: Lucina Kayee on Abolishing Foster Care

Even if you restructure the prison system, even if you abolish the prison system, you will still have child welfare, and child welfare — like every system — adapts. In Los Angeles, the largest group of people who are on death row come from the foster care system.

CALL: Robin Wonsley — How to be Badass Together

That is the common denominator that I see among all of us badass women, especially those in this room right now. We all share this deep, abiding passion for creating transformative change.

CALL: Let’s Talk About Trauma

“Unpacking Our Trauma Bundles to Create Community Healing,” first in the Healing Trauma series of Changemakers Alliance, a statewide conversation-story-and-action membership community of Minnesota Women’s Press.

Changemakers Alliance

A new model of collaborative media that is not simply reported FOR community but WITH community.

CALL: Equity — What Advocates Are Asking of Minnesota Legislators

Our February Changemakers Alliance (CALL) conversations were with dozens of advocates and members who represent priorities in housing, mental health, and restorative ecosystems of people and land.

Changemakers Alliance: Housing

The first topic that Changemakers Alliance is focused on is the Minnesota housing crisis. Become a supporting member.

CALL: Founding Changemakers Alliance members

Who is part of Changemakers Alliance? Are YOU ready to join?

How Hennepin County Is Fine-Tuning Mental Health Response

Hennepin County is expanding its mental health response budget by $20 million through 2024.

My Job as an Embedded Social Worker

With the upcoming local elections focused on where voters land on public safety needs — the $180-million, 600-plus-person Minneapolis police department being a central piece of the conversation — we are focused on providing information about what solutions are getting committed, long-term resources.

Weeds, Words & Wisdom: An Intergenerational Conversation

We put three of our favorite environmental activists and policy advocates in the same virtual room together for a conversation. Here is what former Rep. Karen Clark, Women’s Environmental Institute co-founder Jacqueline Zita, and sustainable agriculture student and activist Priscilla Trinh talked about in June 2021.