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  • Being the Bulldozer
    Perspective: Teresa Kunechne on the role of women as bulldozers. "Someone once told me that research shows the people most likely to be fierce supporters and activists are women from lower incomes, women of color, and rural women."
  • Taking Action Statewide
    Greater Minnesota: The first report of the Minnesota Equity Blueprint offers a glimpse inside community partnerships that are solving statewide public policy needs related to demographic realities and geographic disparities.
  • Protecting Wilderness
    Grounded: Lisa Pugh shares her story about the love she has for Minnesota's northern wilderness, and why she is fighting to protect it.
  • Our ongoing general responses from readers. 
  • Roxxanne O’Brien: Building Power
    Anne Winkler-Morey sat down with Roxanne O'Brien to learn her life story about transformation from a young justice seeker, to a risk taker and young mother, to a parent of three "who wants what we all want for our kids — to be healthy and to have opportunities."
  • Voices on Transformation
    Tapestry: Commentary of everyday women engaged with our topic of the month, from transformation of discarded objects, to three women who work to change our system of criminal justice: Anika Bowie, Deborah Jiang-Stein, and Laura LaBlanc.
  • My Life as a Peace Activist
    Long-time peace activist Sue Ann Martinson: "How complicated it is, this peace work. It is feminist, too, addressing related issues. We advocate for refugees, immigrants, and to prevent children in cages. We work against poverty, institutional racism, and police brutality. We work on behalf of gun control, a sustainable economy, and to stop climate chaos. We act to end violence against women in all its forms, and oppose militarism in all its guises."
  • Women Used as Weapons of War
    Erica Rivera reports on Peggy Kuo, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who was featured in a recent World Without Genocide program in Minneapolis. Said Kuo: Rape is “used as a way to control, to terrorize the population, to make sure that people don’t come back, to humiliate, to show superiority.”
  • Legislative Inaction: Gun Violence Reform
    This letter to the editor was submitted by a Minnesota woman in response to the recently ended state legislative session. (Available online only.)
  • MWP Conversations: Report from “Healing in Community”
    January 15 “MWP Conversations: Healing in Community,” more than 150 women discussed the prevalence of sexual assault, trauma-related addiction, and generational trauma, and how to promote stronger community solutions.
  • Co-Creating the Asiya Brand
    Fatimah Hussein: "There is no reason you should lose your culture or your religion in order to feel confident as an athlete. We are all stronger when we are free to share our real identity."
     
  • Setting New Goals
    Ism Schism: How the Vixen women's football team is breaking barriers, including for non-binary and trans players. 
  • Intentional Dying
    Perspective: Rebecca Thoman talks about the Compassion & Choices movement to allow those with terminal illness to die with dignity, and the work to get support in the Minnesota legislature.
  • Broken System: The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota
    Act Now: Elder abuse complaints have increased from 4,000 in 2010 to nearly 23,000 in 2017. Minnesota is the only state that does not license assisted-living facilities, which makes it difficult for the state to enforce standards of care. Assisted living licensure is one of the changes Elder Voice Family Advocates is pushing for in the Minnesota legislature this session.
  • Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems
    Politics & Policy: Selena Moon writes, "For many years I have watched my maternal grandparents in Japan, and my paternal grandmother in the United States, receive health and elder care. I have been struck by the drastic differences in cost, levels of services, and attention to patients."
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