March 2013 10,000 Fresh Voices Archives

Special Olympics Minnesota provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to compete in physical activities. Through training and competition, participants build strength and confidence. KFAI producer Katey DeCelle attended the annual bowling tournament to learn more.

Rhoda Gilman is a well known historian and author. In 2012 the Minnesota Historical Society published her book, “Stand Up! The Story of Minnesota’s Protest Tradition,” which details the state’s populist and progressive movements from Ignatius Donnelly to Floyd B. Olson and Hubert Humphrey. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt spoke to Gilman about her passion for history and politics.

Gender Justice is a nonprofit organization that eliminates gender barriers through education programs, public policy advocacy and litigation. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more.

The Dead Feminists Society of Minnesota began in 2008 as the brain-child of Kristine Holmgren and friends, who missed the collaborative efforts earlier feminist movements. They began organizing salons to address contemporary issues related to gender equality, justice for women and girls, equality in the workplace, relationships and more. The group honors the vision of American Feminism, and supports Minnesota feminists through initiatives that promote gender equality, dignity and fairness.

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