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Portrait of Lulete Mola, an African American woman. She is smiling and is pictured against a backdrop.

Who SHE is

Lulete Mola (BA ’14, political science) is a social change strategist and chief strategy and innovation officer at the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. Her purpose is to build power with individuals, families, and communities for real change. What follows is extracted from recent reflections she offered on how she realized her purpose in powering social change.
Black and white photo of American write and activist James Baldwin. He has a big smile in this photo.

Encountering Baldwin

An assistant professor in the Department of English, Megan Finch reads James Baldwin “to think rather than to substitute thought.” What follows is extracted from her recent responses to questions regarding her ongoing engagement with the work of James Baldwin.
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Attorney General Ellison selects advocates, researchers, legislators to serve on...

Selected by Attorney General Keith Ellison to serve on the Advisory Task Force on Expanding the Economic Security of Women are Brittany Lewis (PhD '15, feminist studies), Lulete Mola (BA '14, political science), Syeda Sadia Tarannum (BA '05, psychology). Also serving on the task force as an ad hoc member is CLA alumna and Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan (BA '02, child psychology).
Professor Angus MacDonald

Under UMN Prof's Direction, a Name Change for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Angus MacDonald advocated for removing the word "abnormal" from the journal's title, noting that its negative connotations contribute to the very stigma the journal's research aims to address. "Hopefully, steps like this serve as a reminder to scholars about the importance of this work—which is to help people who are traditionally marginalized."
Danielle Kilgo

The insurrection at the Capitol challenged how US media frames unrest and shapes...

As a researcher of media and social movements, Professor Danielle Kilgo of the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication found the recent events at the Capitol to challenge how the media frames unrest. She discusses how this shapes the public's opinion in an article written for The Conversation.