Minnesota is home to more Liberians outside of Liberia than anywhere else and many face potential deportation under a Trump administration policy change. Clark attended the State of the Union address as a guest of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Levins Morales’ reputation as an artist, thinker, and healer got him invited to deliver the keynote address at the MNxMN activist-training conference at Harding High School on Feb. 24.
As activists across the state gear up for the second MNxMN conference (Feb. 24 at Harding High School), the group’s tagline says it all: “Empowering civic engagement in Minnesota.”
“All hands on deck,” Liberian community leader Erasmus Williams implored a crowd of about 50 Friday evening at the Liberian Community Center in Brooklyn Park.
Michelle Rivero, director of Minneapolis’ Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, provides nuts-and-bolts information for anyone interested in helping out asylum seekers and would-be new Americans.
“I’ve seen at some of the speaking engagements I’ve done that people really want to do something positive in response to what’s happening,” said Michelle Rivero, director of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs at the City of Minneapolis.
“We are probably the coldest Women’s March going on today. I was in Antarctica two years ago, and it’s actually colder here today,” said Erin May Quade, emcee of Saturday’s Women’s March at the state Capitol, to a crowd of a few thousand.
The book’s author, historian and Augsburg professor William Green, will present “Fireside Chat: Racism in Minnesota: How We Got Here,” Sunday at the Plymouth Congregational Church.
Sunday afternoon’s “Anti-Semitism and White Nationalism” seminar was organized by the Minneapolis-based Jewish Community Action.
Her workshop training aims “to try to help shift the consciousness of white people who want to be allies, or who believe that they are allies, so they can go deeper in their anti-racism work in their employment, and outside of their employment.”
“This is about people, about caring about people, and doing the right thing, doing the American thing,” said Pablo Tapia, one of the event’s organizers.
“The project, for me, was about lifting up these amazing stories of our community and not waiting for loss to make that happen.”
From Patrick Henry High to Coffman Union, more Minnesotans are questioning those we honor with our monuments.
MinnPost chatted with Stallworth in advance of his Oct. 25 appearance at Minneapolis’ Beth El Synagogue, where he’ll be part of the synagogue’s “Heroes Among Us: Combating Hate and Bigotry” series.
Brought together by the area nonprofit Project Success, a theater full of kids representing different cultures watching the history lesson-slash-reimagining-slash-dream-of America of their generation live on stage.
The photos you won’t see are the ones that have not been taken, of entire families huddled together in one small tent, of people sitting in chairs holding their heads in their hands and staring at the ground in desperation, of little kids with haunted and lost eyes, of judgmental drivers honking.
Located on the fourth floor of the Thor Companies building on the corner of Penn and Plymouth, the museum is a long-time coming first of its kind in Minnesota.
On Aug. 7, 1988, activists and advocates championed the rights of Kowalski, a high school teacher and coach who’d suffered a debilitating brain injury but was denied basic spousal rights along with her longtime partner, Karen Thompson.
Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a partnership between the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project For Pride In Living, will provide 42 units of permanent housing.
Monday’s rally outside the Capitol took place at the same time 13 protesters were being arrested inside. Another rally is planned for May 21.