PHOTOS: Protest to Policy to Progress rally

Around 30 gathered Labor Day at Paul Bunyan Park to address social justice issues.

The gathering included a series of speakers, including Aldene Morrison, mother of Tony May. May died while in custody at the Beltrami County Jail.

Members of the new non-partisan, nonprofit group “Project for Change” were registering new voters during the event, and also held a raffle.

“Project for Change,” according to a release, is a “change group, formed on building awareness, creating social opportunities, and enriching the quality of life for historically marginalized, disadvantaged, oppressed and resilient black and brown communities through policy, accountability and action.”

Citizens gathered to hear speakers on social justice

Aldene Morrison speaks during the Protest to Policy to Progress rally


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


© 2020 HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC d/b/a Paul Bunyan Broadcasting 502 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area