ACCESS Collaborative's 2Gen solution for COVID-19 challenges
There are no days off for student parents. Not even a worldwide pandemic can stop them from ensuring their child’s health, safety, and education – as well as their own. However, big adjustments like stay-in-places orders, transitioning from in-person to online classes, and the closure of childcare facilities, call for even bigger solutions.
Black women have consistently been trailblazers for social change. Why are they so often relegated to the margins?
When someone says no one cares about Black women and girls, I tend to reply, “we all we got.” It’s a slight correction to a sentiment that’s understandable. There is, after all, ample evidence that much of the world does not have much concern for the well-being of Black women, girls and femmes, but to say that no one cares fails to acknowledge those who do, those who work to protect and support them. As Christina Sharpe, the inimitable author of In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, reminded me a few weeks ago: Black women, girls and femmes have always looked out for each other.
MSP grad honored with Minnesota Teacher of the Year award
Qorsho Hassan, a 2012 MSP graduate in sociology, said she was surprised when she became the first Somalia-American educator to earn the North Star State's highest teaching award. “I was super shocked. I actually thought I was being pranked,” said Hassan in an exclusive interview after besting 135 nominees. “It felt really surreal, there had been such anticipation leading up to the moment. I'm still in shock.”