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  • The Art of Creating Community: Bedtime Goose and Uproar Performing Arts

    December 27, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Premiering in August 2017 in a cafe courtyard, Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories is a celebration of “the black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQI+ folk and Womxn in the arts scene of Minneapolis.” Dozen of dancers, poets, comedians and musicians have performed at the cabaret…...
  • 28 Years of Black Storytelling

    September 28, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – The three-day Black Master Storytellers Festival returned to Minneapolis with its Grand Finale event in the downtown Minneapolis library. The Black Storytellers Alliance has brought 28 years of Black storytelling to communities across the United States. The theme of this year is…...
  • Thousands March in Minneapolis to Stop Separating Families

    June 30, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Thousands turned out to march through the streets of south Minneapolis against the United States practice of separating children from their families at the Mexico-US border.  The start time of the event was pushed back a half hour due to a fierce…...
  • Survivor-Led Guerrilla Teach-In Highlights Rape Culture in Progressive Spaces

    March 13, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In April 2017, in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, a direct action took place inside a local progressive cafe. The guerrilla teach-in was conducted in response to cafe management silencing employees who were attempting to center the needs of survivors of sexual…...
  • Glendale Townhomes in Minneapolis Face Gentrification from MPHA

    September 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Tenants who reside at Glendale Townhomes in the historic Prospect Park neighborhood have been organizing for years to protect their homes from proposed redevelopments, which the group Defend Glendale insists will mean “gentrification and displacement of people of color from Minneapolis” through…...
  • Minneapolis Residents March Against Rape Culture and Fraternities

    September 11, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On the evening of September 7, 2017, dozens gathered on the University of Minnesota (UMN) Minneapolis campus and marched in an open show of resistance against rape and fraternity culture during the fraternities’ prime recruitment week. Individuals had been invited to gather…...
  • Fighting Youth Incarceration in Minnesota & Creating Alternatives

    June 6, 2017
    Twin Cities, MN – New issues revolving around out-of-home placements for youth have recently been brought up through protests and direct actions in the Twin Cities metro area. The effects of youth ‘prisons’, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the disparities of youth of color being targeted…...
  • Reportbacks From the Scarsella Trial (Ten Part Series)

    May 1, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin County Judge Hilary Caliguiri sentenced white supremacist Allen Scarsella to 182 months for his racially motivated act of domestic terrorism, shooting five unarmed protesters in Minneapolis in November 2015. Scarsella’s trial featured over thirty witnesses and lasted through eleven days of…...
  • Scarsella Trial – Part Ten: Scarsella Guilty of 12 Felonies, Sentenced to 15 Years

    April 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 2, 2017 a jury of twelve in Hennepin County, Minnesota found white supremacist Allen Scarsella guilty on all twelve felonies levied against him for his November 2015 racially-motivated shooting. On April 26, 2017, Scarsella was sentenced to 182 months (15…...
  • Scarsella Trial – Part Nine: Defense Rests & Closing Statements

    April 26, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Avowed racist Allen ‘Lance’ Scarsella shot and wounded five unarmed African-Americans at a Minneapolis Black Lives Matter protest on November 23, 2015. He was found guilty of twelve felonies for the mass shooting. He went on trial in late January and was…...