The goal of true change agents is recognizing what prevents a person from achieving health, security, and connection — and actively working to add what is missing so that we have a society that truly thrives.
In this month’s theme of Statewide Equity, we take a step to name the inequities in Minnesota. Many states are fighting similar issues, and there is much we love about our state — but as new census data shows, for example, the Twin Cities’ housing crisis is the worst in the nation.
What happens when people cannot find affordable, safe, livable housing?
Other stories are about the statewide effort to welcome Afghan refugees, and to support underpaid health-care workers who are leaving their jobs because of the pandemic workload.
Since 1985, our stories have revealed a state full of innovative and resilient women. Now we begin to put that power into the same virtual room.
Minnesota Women’s Press has launched a spinoff that includes conversations with experts, writers, readers, and solution-makers. The tagline: “Collaborative media created with Minnesotans who care about solving issues.”
We are excited about this new development. Use these links to register for conversations scheduled so far:
Changemakers Alliance — Housing Experts Propose Solutions
Money & Business — Land Trust Cultivates Ownership
Education — Training Health-Care Workers in a Crisis
Immigration — Serving Afghan Refugees
Mental Health — Rural Kids Lack Mental Health Care
Ecolution — Supporting Emerging Farmers
BookShelf — The Fire She Fights
Thoughts — Reverberating Bodies