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.”
From Patrick Henry High to Coffman Union, more Minnesotans are questioning those we honor with our monuments.
Miguel Fraga, the first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., is in Minnesota giving a series of talks on developing relations between Cuba and the U.S.
It’s the first time Minnesota has allocated money specifically for urban agriculture.
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 stated goal of Village Financial on its website is to “serve the underserved Black community of North Minneapolis, who have been preyed upon and excluded from the traditional financial institutions.”
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.