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  • A Compendium of Voices: Abuse, Assault, Advocacy
    This new “Tapestry” section showcases commentary of powerful, everyday women engaged with our topic of the month. TRIGGER WARNING: Teresa Vining on moving from abuse to advocacy. Sarah Super on how to talk with a trauma survivor. Latrina Caldwell on breaking the cycle of abuse. 
  • We Ride to Heal
    Gabrielle Strong on her experiences with the Dakota 38 horse ride from South Dakota into Mankato, Minnesota, to help heal Native generational trauma.
  • These needs were suggested in breakout sessions at "MWP Conversations: Healing in Community"
  • Shannon Gibney: Talking About Race
    High school student and Minnesota Women's Press contributor Alyssa Story interviewed Shannon Gibney, author of "Dream Country," as part of our #MWPIdentity and #MWPStory themes. Here is what Shannon told us.
  • 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?
  • Using Our Voice & Vote: Power in a Room of Women
    Dual Perspectives: We launch a new column format, "Dual Perspectives," with long-time columnists Shannon Drury and Tami Mohamed Brown offering unique perspectives on their takeaways from the recent "MWP Conversation: Using Our Voice & Vote."
  • Election Messages and Native Approach to Assault
    Think: Response to violence against Native women, midterm election data and quotes, including the impact of Latinx voters.
  • How Can We Talk To Each Other?
    Act Now: Suzanne Candell writes about how we can reframe stories for better communication with people who disagree with us.
  • Re-Envisioning Equity
    Ism Schism: De'Vonna Pittman asks, "Imagine if early childhood education became a focal point of importance, so that every child had the access and the right to learn, just like children who are privileged do. What might our state look like 10 years from now?"

  • Re-engineering Minnesota Education
    Lynnell Mickelsen: "There are thousands of amazing people doing amazing work in public schools every day. But they cannot overcome a system that is engineering the racial results we’re getting."
  • Big Picture Politics
    Senators Julie Rosen (R-Vernon Center) and Melisa Franzen (D-Edina) talk about the issues of omnibus bills, transparency, and new candidates in the upcoming state legislative election.
  • Column: Voting Is Non-Negotiable
    Shannon Drury: When I learned that half of the eligible adults in the United States don’t even bother to vote, I was as shocked as if I heard that 50 percent of people with giant diamonds flush them down the toilet.
     
  • Retrospective: Arvonne Fraser
    Think: Arvonne Fraser's proudest achievement was “putting women’s human rights on an international agenda.”
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