Foundations for Writing

A St. Cloud State Site for English 191

November 4, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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“St. Cloud professor examines Minnesota’s ties to slaveholder wealth in new book”

Professor Christopher Lehman will talk about his new book documenting Minnesota’s ties to slavery on Wednesday, November 6th, at 7 p.m. in Miller Center Auditorium. This St. Cloud Times’ article reveals some of this history. (I mentioned some of this information in class the other day.) I recommend this article and also recommend that you attend Dr. Lehman’s talk. He’s always interesting.

 

October 13, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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“100 mannequins representing homeless youth in the community go on display in St. Cloud Saturday”

This St. Cloud Times article describes an event sponsored yesterday by Pathways 4 Youth to raise awareness of youth homelessness in St. Cloud and the services available to these youth through the organization. Here’s the lead of the article, which also talks about how youth experiencing homelessness participated in the event and how people can help address this issue—a national issue that also affects our community and those in it:

More than 100 mannequins in blaze orange sweatshirts were set up along Minnesota Highway 23 in St. Cloud on Saturday.

The display — organized by Pathways 4 Youth — represented the number of youth experiencing homelessness on any given night in Central Minnesota.

“A lot of people in the community just don’t know,” said Tim Wensman, board chair and president of Pathways 4 Youth, in an interview with the Times on Tuesday. “We want to try to reach that audience by being on Division, having an outdoor experience, allowing people just to drive in and spend 10 or 20 minutes just to learn about it”
(https://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2019/10/12/mannequin-display-reveals-youth-homelessness-central-minnesota/3909862002/).


A group of more than 100 mannequins represent youth experiencing
homelessness in Central Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 along
Minnesota Highway 23 in St. Cloud. (Photo: Jenny Berg,
jberg@stcloudtimes.com)

September 4, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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AOC on legal immigration

August 29, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Crain’s forum on gun violence in Chicago

My sister Aimee works with lots of organizations in Chicago and sent me this article. It looks at gun violence in Chicago in complex and, I think, interesting ways.

“Hidden costs push price of city’s gun violence into the billions”

While calculations differ, the bottom line includes damage to the economy, culture and health of the city, as well as its worldwide brand. Getting it under control won’t come cheap either.

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-gun-violence/hidden-costs-push-price-citys-gun-violence-billions

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