Minneapolis waitress’ story of transgender teaching moment goes viral
In The Column this week, Andy Birkey shows us the viral Facebook post that made Minneapolis transgender waitress Liv Hnilicka an inspiration in the community where she talked about the teaching moment she had with a young patron.
Read The Column’s story here.
The 46,000 consequences of crime
This week the Spokesman Recorder revealed there are over 46,000 consequences after an offender of color finishes serving a sentence, according to the American Bar Association.
Blacks and other people of color who are former offenders are disproportionately affected by collateral consequences…. “No other country approaches this issue like we do” in America, said [Jenny] Roberts on collateral consequences, adding that the impact can be far-reaching. She recommended “a more rational approach: This is about the impact on families and communities.”
In the article, writer Charles Hallman tells us how many consequences directly affect African American communities. This great article about a complex topic can be read on this page.
St. Paul’s Sidewalk Poetry Contest deadline is Oct. 16
Calling all poets who are residents of St. Paul! In the Park Bugle this week, the publication announced the deadline and the submission details for interested poets.
See the submission guidelines here.