Foundations for Writing

A St. Cloud State Site for English 191

September 3, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Kevin M. Kruse’s on Medgar Evers historical timeline

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

August 24, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Two articles from yesterday’s Washington Post

These articles—opinion pieces from the Washington Post— popped up on my Twitter feed. The first was written after some white folks made racist comments to a journalist regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and the second responds to a plan to end gun violence from students who survived Parkland. The second includes a video interview with a few of the students.

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