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ICYMI: UWOC Spring Breakfast

In case you missed it, this Tuesday was the annual University Women of Color Breakfast. University Women of Color (UWOC) sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected; the Breakfast is one of the group’s signature events.  Approximately 120 women…

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Count Your Blessings: Self Reflecting on Privilege

  Whiteness, middle-class status, able bodied-ness, heterosexuality, and maleness are privileged and normalized by Western society. The intersections of my identity as a heterosexual, former working class, abled bodied, cisgender white woman are simultaneously a challenge of white supremacist, patriarchal, homophobic, capitalist society and in support of it. According to Patricia Hill Collins in the…

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My Friend Sam

I have a friend—let’s call him Sam— who likes to talk to strangers. From what I have heard, it brightens up their day. The interaction goes somewhat like this: He’s usually accompanied with a friend and approaches a complete stranger, but instead of introducing himself, he shakes that person’s hand and acts as if they…

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United Nations Student Association – Model United Nations

Akshina is a second year economics major who is the treasurer of United Nations Student Association – Model United Nations. UNSA is one of the student groups on campus which aim to promote awareness of global issues. I chatted with Akshina on Sunday to find out more about her and UNSA. What got you interested…

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Women’s Center Photo Spotlight: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Check out our Women’s Center Photo Spotlight to learn about the wonderful women’s groups on campus and what their members like most about being a part of their group. This week we are featuring Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., the Kappa Pi Chapter based out of the University of Minnesota focused on principles such as Sisterly Love,…

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The Best and Worst of the 2015 Oscars

There was a lot of talk about the diversity, or lack thereof, of many of this year’s Oscar nominees. After watching the awards on February 22nd, I’m pleased to say that people continued to talk about this issue. The night was full of moments that highlighted the role race and gender play within the film…

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Women’s History Month: UMN Faculty

Learn about some pioneering University of Minnesota faculty members in honor of Women’s History Month! Katherine Densford (1890-1978) was Director of the College of Nursing for almost 30 years, retiring in 1959. Dr. Densford is credited with early growth in the University of Minnesota’s College of Nursing. Under her Leadership, the University of Minnesota was…

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ICYMI: The Mask You Live In Film Screening & Panel Discussion

This is a guest post by Luna, Women’s Center Administrative and Programs Assistant.  In case you missed it, last Monday night was the screening of The Mask You Live In, in the Mayo Auditorium. The film, produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, comes out of The Representation Project, the same organization that brought us Miss. Representation (2011).…