More than 2,000 people from 75 Twin Cities local and grassroots organizations took to the streets as part of the Jan. 20 inauguration day protests. From the Black Snake Resistance March to student walk-outs from the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and several high schools, the group marched from Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue to Peavey Plaza – or the People’s Plaza as speakers dubbed it – in downtown.
Check out the photos from the ground as young people, LGBTQIA folks, people of color, immigrants, Muslims and Twin Cities residents from all walks of life demanded equity and pledged continued resistance. Continue Reading
We focused on these seven candidates – Jillia Pessenda, Samantha Pree-Stinson, Phillipe Cunningham, Raeisha Williams, Jeremiah Ellison, Andrea Jenkins and Erica Mauter – because they bring in terms of race, gender identity and sexual orientation, an unprecedented level of diversity to the 2017 elections. Continue Reading
At the Twin Cities Daily Planet, we spent 2016 trying to shift that balance, by bringing the power of media into the hands of our communities and challenging the dominant narratives told about us. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading