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  • Michelle Rivero Identifies the Labels of Fear
    Act Now: Michelle Rivero says — despite labels of fear — many people recognize how important immigrants are to our society. How can readers support immigrant communities?
  • Worthington is one of several cities around Minnesota benefitting from a rising immigrant population. Immigration is the “next opportunity for us as rural communities to revitalize rural America.”
  • 2018 Changemaker: Der Yang
    Hmong Village Lawyer: From negotiating car purchases at age nine to representing elderly women in court who are fighting banks to keep their homes, Der Yang says, “Right now I work with people who don’t have access to information, good legal representation, and a fair chance."
  • 2018 Changemaker: Maria Regan Gonzalez
    Raised to Lead: When she takes office in January, Marie Regan Gonzalez will be the first Latina mayor in Minnesota history. “I ran because Minnesota is 
    a state with some of the highest racial inequities in home ownership, health, income, education, and even park usage."
  • 2018 Changemaker: Norah Shapiro
    Battling Inequities From Law to Film: Norah Shapiro has created a film about Ilhan Omar's rise in politics, to serve as a ‘how-to’ for grassroots candidates, women of color, young people, and “anyone who has felt that the political system is impenetrable and hopeless.” 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Asma Mohammed
    RISE and Shine: Asma Mohammed engages women around sexual assault, engages youth in civic action, and offers workshops on intersectionality and identity for people of color. "Once you fire people up and give them the tools they need, they are ready to go."
  • 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.” 
     
  • Showcasing Overlooked Stars
    Eh Re Noh Say: “A lot of girls got scouted to play for college, which is amazing. I heard from a Duluth college because of the tournament!"
  • Finding Place in the Space We Share
    Editor's Letter: How we rejuvenate in spaces, how we seek belonging in places, and our history in traumatizing the uprooted
  • 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?
  • Immigration Welcome Steps
    ACT NOW: What can be done to create more welcoming spaces and places for newcomers to Minnesota? We asked women of different backgrounds and perspectives to offer their thoughts.
  • Where Do I Belong? Regina Santiago
    A Roseville teacher, who was born in the Philippines
  • Immigration Facts
    Think (July 2018): Data, statistics, and facts about ICE arrests and deportation
  • Where Do I Belong? Veronica Quillien
    An entrepreneur and artist, who lived in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Belgium, and Superior (WI), before setting roots in Minnesota
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