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  • Camp Guide: Freedom School
    Cyreta Oduniyi writes about the Freedom School curriculum, and why she thinks it should be implemented statewide.
  • Perspectives #1: Being Inciteful
    Amoke Kubat shares the vision behind her play "Angry Black Woman and Well Intentioned White Woman."
  • Perspectives #2: Face-to-Face With the Divide
    Ann Markusen reflects on the personal impact of seeing Amoke Kubat's play.
  • Perspectives #3: What's Next?
    Anna Tennis reflects on the messages that are delivered in "Angry Black Woman Talks With Well Intentioned White Girl" and asks: what next?
  • How to Find Security
    Conscious Mind: Nausheena Hussein reflects on what made her feel safer in her neighborhood after someone acted aggressively toward her.
  • THINK: A summary of news about cultural borders
    A message delivered locally from the Dalai Lama's sister ... a story-sharing game ... the fictional story about race, delivered by guest speaker Nell Irvin Painter at the YWCA's "It's Time to Act" forum.
  • 2018 Changemaker: Me'Lea Connelly
    Banking on Community: Me'Lea Connelly's drive to create a new financial institution is because “I want to make sure I show my children, and children in our community, that we have a right and we have a duty to invest in ourselves as Black people. I want them to see there is desire, and there is a space for us to be the focus.” 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Leslie Redmond
    Don't Complain, Activate: In March, Redmond, then 25, became the youngest president of the Minneapolis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • Killing Us Softly: Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Women
    Sagirah Shahid: Chronic stress and the health of Black women
  • WOW: Encouraging East African Women Leaders
    Ilhan Omar says Habon Abdulle has created a space where community members can talk through their internalized barriers and “see those barriers  as not being real, but being something that we are creating for ourselves.” 
     
  • Shannon Gibney: Under-Told Stories
     “The stories that we tell, or don’t tell, for that matter, define every aspect of our lives.”
  • Proposed Adjustments to American History Curriculum
    Ism Schism: Instead of open ears and open palms, the Head of School said, "This is an American history class, not a Native history class." ... My America is learning to remember.
  • Minnesota: A Place of Refuge?
    Introduction to Places & Spaces: How do Minnesotans authentically create inclusive and equitable communities?
  • Arbitrary Borders
    Nekessa Julia Opoti: Beyond social media outrage and lawn signs what does it mean to truly stand with refugees and immigrants?
  • Why Green Spaces Are White
    Ism Schism: “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.”  — Angela Davis
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