The “First Person Plural” production brought together actors, artists, composers, musicians and community leaders from the Twin Cities’ Somali, film, theater, and music communities to tell a story of love conquering all.
Now a full-fledged movement, examples of hip-hop architecture can be found in the United States, as well as Australia, the Netherlands, and France.
“We were telling stories from folks within the community and trying to figure out that balance of how do you honor someone’s story and interpret it in a way that is both public art and performance,” said poet Sagirah Shahid.
The students’ film, “Rondo: Beyond the Pavement,” will screen Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at The Family Place in St. Paul.
“There aren’t very many spaces for positive identities and contributions from African diaspora people to be centered and explored, and so we want this to be a place of exchange,” said Executive Director Anthony Galloway.
These days, part of Gerardo Guerrero Gomez’s work is reassuring would-be immigrants, Dreamers, and Mexican-Americans about their adopted country’s creeping anti-immigrant attitudes.
The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project, based in north Minneapolis, uses storytelling as a tool to spark conversations, reclaim historically invisible histories and connect the past to today’s issues within the Southeast Asian community.
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.”
The fact that the plan even mentions food policy was seen as a victory in the eyes of food policy pros around the metro.
Regan Gonzalez (one last name: It’s Irish-Mexican) spoke with MinnPost about the rewards and challenges of running a fast-growing suburb, as well as her plans for a unique State of the City address next month.
“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.
Despite the increased availability of healthy foods, shopper surveys and home-food analyses showed there wasn’t an increase in people purchasing healthy foods in Minneapolis as a result of the ordinance.
Hennepin County is making the first steps to address some of the racial disparities in homelessness head-on, through a national program that will allow the county to benefit from other cities’ approaches to the issue.
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.”
Dave Colling takes the helm at Frogtown Farm – a 5.5-acre nonprofit urban farm in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood – as it enters a new phase.
Advocates want a state-level position supporting districts’ efforts to use local food in the cafeteria, as well as more funding for equipment.
CTUL was one of four organizations in the nation to receive the two-year grant from Partnership for Freedom, which seeks to confront the root causes that lead to both labor and sex trafficking.
“The project, for me, was about lifting up these amazing stories of our community and not waiting for loss to make that happen.”