Cirien Saadeh

Journalism & Research Portfolio

Cirien Saadeh is a journalist, educator, and student in Prescott College's Sustainability Education program in Arizona. As a Ph.D. student, Saadeh studies, what she calls, "journalism of color" and "cooperative journalism."

She currently works as a freelance journalist, project researcher, and assistant teacher and graduate mentor. Much as with her academic focus, Saadeh's professional focus stands at the intersection of journalism and social movement development.

In the past, she has worked for La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles-MN in media & communications organizing, E-Democracy, in communications and outreach, and with The UpTake (a nationally-recognized online news organization), as journalist and Community Manager. She has also served as the executive producer for AM950’s “Food Freedom Radio.”

A graduate of the Organizing Apprenticeship Project in Minneapolis, Cirien has been active in campaigns around transit equity, food justice, digital access and inclusion, and immigrant justice. She is a writer by trade and a perpetual student.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Glendale residents fight for homes amidst MPHA disorganization

Michelle Montbriand is not willing to sit back and lose her home. A former cook, a single mother of two, and a grandmother of four, she has turned herself into a community...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

North Minneapolis takes back food systems, land through urban agriculture

North Minneapolis is one of the most marginalized communities in Minnesota, but it is also the site of community resistance and liberation movements around a whole assortment of...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

New support bolsters racial disparities bills, but opposition looms

K.B. Brown is a father of two, engaged to be married, a lifelong Minneapolitan and co-owner of a small business in Northeast called Wolf Pack Promotionals. He dreams of being...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Three Minnesota bills addressing racial disparities you need to follow

The recession might be over, but not for Black Minnesotans. In 2014, the incomes of Black Minnesotans were the lowest they had been since 2008. With the average salary for Black...

The UpTake

PolyMet Mine Final Decision Long Way Off Even After Environmental Study OK

Click for a Shareable Version of this Video. A proposed northern Minnesota mining project that is politically and environmentally controversial has cleared a big hurdle, but...

The UpTake

North Minneapolis Tells its Own Story through Annual Arts Crawl

Click for a Shareable Version of this Video. North Minneapolis community members are changing the perception of their often maligned neighborhood by telling their their own...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minneapolis approves additional funding for small business support

The City of Minneapolis recently passed new funding to support its Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) providers. B-TAP now has over a million dollars in funding,...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

South Minneapolis Somali community asks for ethnic, healthy food shelf

When it comes to food shelves in Minneapolis, halal food is hard to come by. But a group of Somali women want to change that. Isuroon, a local nonprofit that works to develop...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

A Frogtown feast: Thousands gather to discuss food access in St. Paul

Not everyone thinks about their food as art, but one St. Paul artist is using art to spread awareness about food access issues in his neighborhood. When artist Seitu Jones...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibility

Minneapolis residents who received energy assistance from the nonprofit Community Action of Minneapolis were told this week that they will now be receiving their services...

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Thousands protest at Mall of America, spark mall shut-down

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