COMMUNITY VOICES | Why I support Safe Schools

When I was a student teacher at Como Park high school in St Paul, I had a transgender student in one of my classes. On my third or fourth day, I was left alone by my supervising teacher. He was not around for most of the remaining weeks I was in his class. It was a challenging time for me. The transgender student was bullied and ridiculed almost immediately when I was left alone. Continue Reading

Why I’m supporting Mark Andrew for Minneapolis mayor

CORRECTION – SEE BELOW • I was a big fan of Gary Schiff and hoped to support him all the way through to election day. Gary was a populist. He supported issues I care about, like the Occupy Homes movement, small, local businesses, and bridging the opportunity gaps in our schools and neighborhoods. As a city council member, Gary consistently stood up for regular people. Continue Reading