“I would get emails from people who said, ‘I found a place, but we can’t move in for two weeks. … We have to sleep in our car for two weeks.’ Like, they’re almost there,” said Mick Sterling, who came up with the temporary-house idea.
Wilhelmina Holder left war-torn Liberia to become a University of Minnesota scholar, a mother to four U graduates, and an advocate for women, girls, immigrants, and refugees. For her next act, she wants to go back to Africa to help the country that assassinated her father.
Led by teenagers, a 20,000-strong gun control coalition gathered at the state Capitol Saturday for the Minnesota version of March for Our Lives.
Shapiro belongs to the Minneapolis chapter of the pro-women filmmakers organization Film Fatales, and sees “Time for Ilhan” as part of a larger movement and moment.
The Minneapolis-based nonprofit CAPI USA serves “more than 4,000 low-income immigrants, refugees and people of color living primarily in Hennepin County.”
“Any time you get a chance to expose young people to great art and music and film, I just think it can have a lasting impact,” said First Avenue’s executive vice president, Dayna Frank.
A new play tells the tale of one man — and many others who’ve followed — and his journey from Somalia to Minnesota.
“I’ve been here for six years, and we’ve never done this before, and after today, we’re never not gonna do it again,” said Julie Jeppson, executive director of Stepping Stone.
On Feb. 10, Hmong Lucy — a statue created by St. Cloud-based artist Kao Lee Thao (aka Inner Swirl) – will be the main attraction at a reveal party in St. Paul.
“What we wanted to do is promote Hmong artists and Hmong culture throughout the generations,” said artist Katherina Vang, who curated the show.
On a Sunday morning at the new North Market, MinnPost strolled the aisles and surveyed the shoppers.
Presented by TC Jewfolk, this year’s Jewbilee takes place Sunday at the 7th Street Entry.
As the sun went down over the lake, MinnPost collared a few walkers, runners, and lake regulars to get their views on the name change, racism, reparations, and living history.
A gathering of attorneys, activists, and scholars at the University of Minnesota took the pulse of the state of civil rights and provided an intellectual pep rally for the work going forward.
The school’s Music Unite Minneapolis program will consist of a free three-week course in music-making that’s open to any and all refugees.
A Buddhist youth group is like any bunch of kids — rowdy, curious, and tough to get to sit still. So how in Buddha’s name do the group leaders get the squirrels to settle down and get mindful?
The show “explores contemporary expressions and traditional elements related to Day of the Dead, intertwined with social justice issues that affect the Latinx community.”
“We believe that the more we promote healthy, responsible manhood, the more we decrease violence against women and girls,” said A Call to Men CEO Tony Porter.
“Our mission has been to bring the diaspora of Puerto Ricans together, to deal with the economic issues and political status issue of our island,” said PRIM’s executive director Miguel Fiol.
MinnPost has tapped a panel of Midway vets — writers, musicians, politicians and poets — to write or chat about their favorite (and not-so-favorite) State Fair Midway experiences.