Janssen Hang, a co-founder of HAFA, will will step into the executive director role on Sept. 22.
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“I feel like a lot of young folks don’t have a voice at decision-making processes, and we need that voice,” said Kong Xiong, co-founder of Hmong Americans for Justice.
“Collective Joy” is the theme of this year’s FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis that opened Thursday at various venues and continues Friday through Saturday.
“My experience has been amazing, but it is a struggle,” said Wendy Puckett. “You’ve got to find the money out there and be committed. … This event is great, because we can network and meet a lot of people in the same position.”
Hosted by siblings Cole Premo and Leah Lemm, members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the podcast aims to pierce through the mainstream “doom and gloomy” narrative about Native Americans.
The rally, which was organized by three Somali-American women, drew well over 100 supporters, including a bevy of elected DFL officeholders, representatives from local labor unions and even Amazon tech workers from Seattle.
MinnPost took in the celebration, in words and photos.
Groundbreaking for a new Wakan Tipi Center, a gathering space to educate visitors about the history of the area, is set for this fall.
“It’s an important speech,” said Augsburg University professor and historian William Green. “I think people should read it …. It provides a different view of what that moment in history meant to hundreds of thousands of Americans.”
Saturday’s Somali Independence Day Festival is the largest of its kind in North America, and kicked off a week’s worth of events.
The Bethune Park celebration on Saturday in Minneapolis will be just one of several Juneteenth events planned around the state.
“When we start to talk about trauma, usually we’re talking about something personally that happened to you, but I started to see the traumatic effects of white supremacy,” said Resmaa Menakem.
Andre Wright’s photos are augmented by quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Michelle Alexander, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Meek Mill, and Ayanna Pressley. MinnPost took in the opening, in interviews and photos.
The Twins’ 40-man roster includes 17 Spanish-speaking country-born players, which, combined with the team’s support staff, makes for one of the most Latino-heavy franchises in pro sports.
The partial results of the project, “The Illusion Of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis,” were presented Thursday evening at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC).
Photos and voices from “the first march of many.”
For 45 years, the MayDay parade has been a much-anticipated rite of spring, melding all things hippie-trippy with all things anarchist-punk-political, and injecting of fun, imagination and creativity into the winter-beaten citizens of Minneapolis.
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.