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Baez's more than six-decade career spanned handfuls of social movements, from civil rights of all kinds and environmental justice to anti-war protests -- all .... She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she was the editor-in-chief of the school's student magazine, ...

Twin Cities actor Tyler Michaels returns to the role as Bobby Vee, starting Nov. 17. The theater starts ... In March, "Sisters of Peace" is the story of Minnesota peace activists Brigid, Jane, Rita and Kate McDonald. The four became Catholic nuns devoted to teaching and peace activism. Their story ...
Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that his threats are "reckless" and endanger international peace and security. Trump's ... He called for a "strong and joint response" to the attack in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday, which Syrian activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people. The ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Minnesota House is moving ahead with a bill for much tougher penalties against anyone who assaults a peace officer. Right now it's a gross misdemeanor. The bill would make it a felony punishable with a 4,000 dollar fine and two years in jail. One state lawmaker -- Rep.
A man shot dead in Minneapolis Tuesday evening was a popular local activist and the brother of a former city council candidate. Minneapolis police said a man was found with a gunshot wound at 6:09 p.m. at Elwood and 8th avenues in north Minneapolis on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead a short ...

March was a dizzyingly busy month for Twin Cities progressives, and it's going to get even more intense in April and May. Even though .... There will be an anti-war protest sponsored by MN Peace Action Coalition and two other groups, April 15, 1:30 p.m., corner of Hennepin and Lagoon in Minneapolis.
It was a Friday night in the newsroom and while some of us were preparing to publish a daily newspaper, the rest of us were preparing the Peeps. This was no fluff story though. Well, OK, this story does involve marshmallow fluff, but we still take seriously our roles as judges of the 2018 Pioneer Press ...
Liberians in Minnesota are making a last-ditch push to save a little-known deportation reprieve program, lobbying on Capitol Hill and issuing a plea to local ... Local Liberians counter that after years of living legally in the United States, DED recipients are deeply enmeshed in the Twin Cities community.
A global theme is chosen to complement the ideas behind World Storytelling Day: peace and understanding, healing, advocacy work and community building. ... Father Harry Bury: Anti-war University of Minnesota Newman Center priest in the 1960s, author of "An Invitation to Think and Feel Differently.".
Holland, who died 12 years ago this month, earned her GED and eventually enrolled here, at the University of Minnesota, earning a bachelor's degree in African-American studies in 1979. ... Holland was a civil rights activist in the Twin Cities and beyond, marching, speaking and registering voters.
The seven scenes (“chapters”) pair stories about Rogers' life with profiles of activists, helpers and good neighbors in Phillips. Like Patrick and Luisa ... The music was created by Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh, who has a long relationship with HOBT. Not only did Dosh create the music, ...
Many different groups, from Black Lives Matter Minnesota to the Anti-War Committee, hosted the rally which transformed into a march from Peavy Park on the edge of ... “It's about community power, just organizers and activists in the Twin Cities can continue to get to know each other and support each other.
Guest: University of Minnesota assistant professor Gabriel Chan. 11:40 a.m. – Monday's winter storm buried parts of Minnesota under 11 inches of snow. It's the biggest single snowfall in the Twin Cities in years according to MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner. Guest: Paul Huttner and DNR senior ...
Sarah Janecek, a longtime Minnesota political analyst, died unexpectedly Friday while traveling in South America, her sister Karen Hoyt confirmed Saturday in ... left her mark on Minnesota politics with a 20-year career as a journalist, political consultant, lawyer, lobbyist, U.S. Senate staffer and GOP activist.
Fifty years after the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., an American president is presiding over a racial backlash the country has hardly seen in more than a generation. The tension has trickled down to Central Minnesota. Much of President Donald Trump's first year has been marked by racial ...
Both series are part of a rich complex of pathways that Twin Cities theater artists can use to develop new work. ... a white Minnesota real estate agent after she sells houses to black families in all-white neighborhoods (2 p.m. Saturday), and "Sisters of Peace," Doris Baizley's play about the McDonald Sisters, ...

Rhythm & Hues community dinner and performance, 5:30 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. A night celebrating the ... The keynote speaker is Minneapolis artist, DJ and activist Brittany Lynch; the Drum Major for Peace award recipients also will be announced. For more information ...
Myklebust had moved the 80 miles from Minnesota's Twin Cities in 2005 because she felt that the rolling landscape here was pastoral and restorative, and .... “The rest,” Terry Mesch, a pacifist Democrat and the county historian, told me, “were the rest of us”—us being “community activists in the liberal vein.
He holds a master's of divinity degree in theology from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minn., and served as minister at St. Peter's ... A Green Party member and peace activist, he moved to New Zealand with its system of proportional legislative representation for majority and ...
She and Childs, a national spokesman for Green Peace, moved to the Twin Cities in 1998, in part to take advantage of the better health insurance benefits for performers. That same year, Childs published “The Spirit's Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation,” which urges activists to embrace ...
American Indian activist Dennis Banks waits to board a canoe to spread a net on Lake Bemidji near Bemidji, Minn. on Friday, May 14, 2010, during an American Indian treaty rights protest. Some tribal members fished the day before Minnesota's walleye opener to assert their rights under an 1855 treaty.
OSLO, Norway — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a group of mostly young activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs. The award of the $1.1-million prize comes amid heightened tensions over both North ...
Rondo community members Melvin Giles (right) and Laverne McCartney Knighton blow “peace bubbles” after an interview about the significance of the .... focus on health equity in the Twin Cities and were reported in partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of ... In the late '60s, he befriended John Lennon and was among the voices heard on Lennon's anti-war anthem “Give Peace a Chance,” recorded in the ...
Artist/activist behind Frogtown dinner for 2,000 wins $50,000 prize ... Artist and community activist Seitu Jones, shows his Frogtown studio/home. ... places throughout the Twin Cities, including three stops on the Green Line and the ceiling of Los Ocampo restaurant, not far from the artist's Frogtown home.
Community activists — including a Vice Lords leader who spent more than two decades in prison — say they will hold a peace conference next month in north Minneapolis to reach out to young people and discourage them from engaging in violence. The gathering, they say, will address some of the root ...
Representatives from Boston to California traveled to Minnesota for one weekend, sleeping at the homes of other activists and friends of the .... The crowd skewed, like a lot of justice events I've been to in the Twin Cities, towards retirement age, though the people I sat with were in their 20s and 30s.
Twenty members of the Minneapolis-based Loft Literary Center's Peace and Social Justice Writers Group share their experiences in the new anthology ... Here are quotes from their essays that show their writing skills, their struggles to make a difference and their hopes for a new generation of activists.
The Anti-War Committee and the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee co-sponsored the community march, which started at Powderhorn Park. ... As an anti-war movement in the U.S., we must build an anti-racist, peace and justice movement that stands in solidarity with the peoples of the world, ...
“I think he contributed a great deal to keeping the peace to the greatest extent possible in Mississippi during some very turbulent times. ... Once, after hearing about a white farmer firing a gun at activists who were trying to register black voters on his property, Fabriz convinced the man to go to court for a ...
Their anti-war sentiment was given voice by the influential labor unions that represented them. “St. Paul was basically a closed-shop town,” Wingerd said. “Almost every employer was unionized.” But Twin Cities business interests had a powerful ally in the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety.
Born on the Leech Lake Reservation in 1937 — Ojibwe territory in present-day Minnesota — Banks became a force in a world where Native people rarely mattered. He cofounded the American ... But money and jobs were scarce in the Twin Cities — especially for the Native underclass. Banks was arrested ...
Visions of mourning mothers still haunt Steve Floyd. It's been more than a decade since he served as an advocate for homicide victims, but memories of anguished goodbyes remain engraved in his mind. Floyd is a man of many seasons. In addition to being an advocate for victims of homicide, people may ...
... LGBT activists and environmentalists; others successfully organized ... the emergence of a Democratic peace candidate more to the Kremlin's ...
Deputy police chief Art Knight speaks with activist John Thompson. ... Aaron Rosenthal, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, studies ... shot, recently told members of the state's Peace Officer Standard and Training ... law enforcement leaders from around the Twin Cities last week at a police and ...
Talk on police-community relations that includes the top Twin Cities ... “We cannot call for peace and refuse to embrace peace. ... John Thompson, an activist who has emerged as a leader since his friend Castile died, got the last word. .... Minn. higher education leaders raise alarms about GOP tax plan.
Activist Elizabeth Dickinson wants to be St. Paul's first Green Party mayor .... Dan McElroy, president and CEO of the Minnesota Restaurant ... She and Childs, a national spokesman for Green Peace, moved to the Twin Cities in 1998, ... which urges activists to embrace meditation and optimistic outlooks, ...
American Indian activist Dennis Banks waits to board a canoe to spread a net on Lake Bemidji near Bemidji, Minn. on Friday, May 14, 2010, during an American Indian treaty rights protest. Some tribal members fished the day before Minnesota's walleye opener to assert their rights under an 1855 treaty.
“It's not about the flag,” said longtime activist Mel Reeves, who helped ... Fans outside the stadium listened to chants of “No justice, no peace; ... Nearby, Minnesota native Travis Undestad also waited to get inside the ... Rally organizers cited recent incidents of officer-involved shootings in the Twin Cities, ...
OSLO, Norway — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the ... a group of mostly young activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the ...
Rondo community members Melvin Giles (right) and Laverne McCartney Knighton blow “peace bubbles” after an interview about the significance of the .... focus on health equity in the Twin Cities and were reported in partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of ... In the late '60s, he befriended John Lennon and was among the voices heard on Lennon's anti-war anthem “Give Peace a Chance,” recorded in the ...
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84 ... in 1967 and ran for president in 1968 under the Freedom and Peace Party. He was ...
In 2013, it was the focal point of celebration over Minnesota's legalization of same-sex marriage. And in the years before that, it was a place to ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An increase in gun violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul has caused activists from both sides of the river to come ...
Community activists — including a Vice Lords leader who spent more than two decades in prison — say they will hold a peace conference next month in north Minneapolis to reach out to young people and discourage them from engaging in violence. The gathering, they say, will address some of the root ...
Activists for women's rights and other causes are preparing for large ... as volunteer marshals for Saturday's women's march to the Minnesota State ... Betty McCollum, D-Minn.; Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, and civil rights activist ... About 70 peace and justice organizations have endorsed the march, ...
The shift is correlated to the looming threat, from their point of view, of political compromise in Jerusalem as part of a peace initiative, and is parallel to a growing disappointment concerning the ... But this point has become the focus of contention, with Temple Mount activists attempting to undermine it.
3, a coalition of immigrant rights, anti-war and anti-police terror ... After the rally protesters then marched down Snelling Avenue towards the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. ... At the protest, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar ... TCC4J, community members and activists will present talking points to ...


 

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