The UpTake has a new mission statement – here’s what it means.
With Pride Month upon us as many COVID restrictions simultaneously lift, we are doing mini-features of a number of LGBTQIA-centered spaces, places and resources for queer folks to use and for allies to support. Watch for part two next week!
In the unrest that broke out in Brooklyn Center last month following the killing of Daunte Wright, the Lutheran Church of the Master kept its doors open to provide a safe place within the community for healing to start.
After the murder of George Floyd last May, the Minnesota legislature saw momentum in police reform, passing a ban on choke holds and neck restraints, end warrior-style police training, and increase data collection around police use of deadly force. The recent death of Daunte Wright by police and the conviction of Derek Chauvin for Floyd’s death have renewed focus on police reform, though there has been pushback by Republicans in the Senate.