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The Bechdel Test: A Catalyst

Close your eyes and think back to the last movie that you saw. Got it? Now, imagine the setting, the way the characters interacted and conversed with their friends and surroundings; now think about the conversation. Were there at least two named female characters? If you answered “yes”, did they have a conversation with one another?…

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Women Activists: How to Build Sustainable Movements

Throughout history, women have led the charge for social and political change, working as activists, organizers and community-builders in a wide range of intersecting movements. Here in the Twin Cities, that work continues: this event will feature a panel composed of four community and student activists discussing questions of vision, sustainability, outreach, and much more.…

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Emma Watson and the He For She Campaign

Recently, there has been some serious buzz surrounding Emma Watson’s UN speech to launch the UN’s “He For She” campaign. This campaign “is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.” What this means is that it is…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! 1.) Read: Saudi Arabia women defy authorities over female driving ban 2.) Upcoming events: September18th Book Discussion: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, 101 Walter Library Sponsored by the CSBU Women’s Action Network. September19th Women’s Leadership Institute…

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ICYMI: AHA! Gallery Exhibit Opening

This Monday, September 15th, marked the opening of the AHA! Gallery Exhibit: Talking Pictures: First-Generation College Students Speak from Behind the Lens. The opening reception was attended by artists, students, staff, and people from all over, coming to celebrate the work of the dedicated students who made it. The ceremony began with an introduction by…

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AHA! Gallery Exhibit: Talking Pictures: First-Generation College Students Speak from Behind the Lens

Join the Women’s Center for the next AHA! Gallery Exhibit Opening: Talking Pictures: First-Generation College Student Speak from Behind the Lens, September 15, 2014, Noon-1:00 p.m., Gallery Location: Appleby Hall basement on the north side. (Note: The exhibit will be displayed all of fall semester.) This exhibit focuses on the rich and multiple identities of students who are the…