This week: Moms Demand Action fight gun violence, UMN student group She’s the First sponsors education for girls globally and students learn about the critical role of anthropology.
When Sri Lankan artist Chamindika Wanduragala returned to the Twin Cities arts scene after almost a decade away, it was a much needed rebirth. A visual artist by training (having earned a bachelor’s in studio art from the University of Minnesota) and a DJ by night, Wanduragala had taken time off from her practice to raise her two children. Now that they were both in preschool she was eager to start creating again. A lover of music, she picked up her turntables last year, playing events for local art organizations such as Pillsbury House Theatre’s recent Late Night Series.
“I just want to share amazing music with people and spread the word about artists that I think deserve to be heard and have their music supported,” she said.
With their grand opening just this past October, New Rules is part groove studio and music lounge, marketplace, design workshop and laboratory.
More than a mock election: How youth are leading the way we engage in politics outside of the voter booth
The mock election results belie a more complex level of youth engagement within the world of politics, in not only who youth say they support but also in how they choose to participate.