For the nation, 2022 is a midterm election year, and for Fargo, it’s a big year in terms of local elections. There are two commission seats, one mayoral seat, five seats on school board, three on park board, and a number of seats in house and senate up for grabs. And as folks have announced their candidacies, it’s been encouraging to see the number of women running for seats!

November is Native American Heritage Month, and across the country it is a time to recognize, celebrate, and acknowledge the unique ancestry, traditions, and history of Native communities.

An inclusive and safe workplace is important so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. It’s important to act as an ally in every space, but it can be especially important in the workplace where marginalized people might not feel as safe or comfortable voicing their concerns.

Pride is a time to celebrate joy and freedom, while continuing the fight for a more equitable world. This month we want to highlight some Midwest specific organizations, events, and advocates to support and celebrate not just during Pride, but all year round. 

May marks AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. This last year, incidents of violence and discrimination against the AAPI community have increased. Here are some ways you can better educate yourself on the issues the AAPI community is facing, while celebrating and supporting the community far beyond just this month. 

Implementing sustainability practices into your small business can pay off big for your brand and the planet.

It wasn’t so long ago that Hillary Clinton famously declared that human rights are women’s rights, and climate change is certainly a human rights issue. As we learn more about its impact, it’s become clear that climate change disproportionately affects women around the world. 

Women, especially women of color, were hit hard in the last year, and have seen record job loss and increasing mental health struggles. These executive orders will hopefully help alleviate some of the burden caused by the ongoing pandemic, and continue to help build a more equal world.

Grace Anderson and Bri Sharkey-Smith are the hosts of Renegade Feminist, a podcast that aims to provide coverage of Minnesota’s political scene from a feminist angle. They use their platform to shine a light on women and non-binary candidates, elected officials, organizers and activists, and to make politics more accessible to regular people. In this interview, you’ll learn why they believe more women need to run for office, and how rage can be harnessed to create positive change.

One of the best things about the human race is just how different we all are from each other. But it’s no secret that this world is just not built to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and it can be difficult to navigate a world that isn’t designed with you in mind. 

However, there are simple ways we can all work to make the world a more accepting and accommodating place that works for everyone, regardless of ability.