HECUA classrooms

HECUA classroom series: No Room for Error

I mean that I was about 75% leaning towards the liberal approach, with the other 25% of me saying that you still have to work hard to be successful. Essentially what it boils down to is the structure vs. agency argument. This is where it got tricky for me, because I felt very strongly that if someone worked hard, they could at least achieve a decent standard of living. What I didn’t always factor into the equation was the fact that sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Read More »

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Art for Social Change and Inequality in America programs begin

Twin Cities programs Art for Social Change and Inequality in America begin Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

HECUA classroom series: Growing up Filipino(ish)

I am a Filipina-American because the combination of these two places is the only way describe who I am. I am Filipina in my love of food and people. I am Filipina, because my second name, Mara, has just as much importance as my first because it is a recognition of my late Grandfather (Lolo), Mauro Victa whose birthday I share. I am American because I stand up for what I believe in and stubbornly push forward until I have my way. Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

HECUA Classrooms series: These Shoes Project

Kaitlyn Gayle Howell is an intern at Avalon School. She asks various students if it would be ok to take a photo of their shoes, and to ask a few questions about them. For the next five to twenty minutes, students talk not only about their shoes but also their life story. Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

HECUA classroom series: This is Someone’s Life.

This is not an immigration crisis, it is a humanitarian crisis. The presence of immigrants in this country has nothing to do with problems on the US-Mexico border, and everything to do with the borders within our hearts. Read More »

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Study USA

Lobbying is an art – Mackenzie’s story

From what I’ve learned last week, lobbying is an art. Know who you are, what your story is, and why you’re there – because you’ve got a matter of minutes to convince your representative why they should believe in you. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Interning at All Parks – Lao’s story

APAC is a Minnesota statewide nonprofit tenant union for manufactured (mobile) home parks residents. My role as a community organizer is mainly focused on the Rush Line Corridor transit. Read More »

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Student Blogger

Everyone can be a philanthropist – Kaitlyn’s story

The people of our communities are the key stakeholders to authentic problem-solving and sustainable movement progression. They are the lifeline to community growth and the heart and soul of progressive social justice work. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Olivia Boerschinger

I had learned about whiteness in an academic setting but was never asked to look at my own role related to white privilege. Hearing others students’ stories made me realize I do have a story to tell. Read More »

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Study USA

Distributing the Equity Agenda – Javaris and Sebastian’s story

As interns, our role at the rally was to ensure that everyone received a copy of the Legislative Report Card for Racial Equity and the 2015 Racial Equity Agenda. Though this role seems purely logistical, it allowed us to meet virtually everyone that attended the rally. Read More »

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