Attendees are standing in a large circle around the perimeter of an auditorium. Colorful images and text are projected on the screen behind them. The images are not distinct in the photo, but the words "healing justice" can be seen at the top of the slides.

Reflection: This World is Ours to Build

We can’t believe it’s been one month (exactly!) since our Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit: This World is Ours to Build. We’ve had some time to reflect since then, and we’re already scheming about the next summit in the spring of 2020! We’ll open and close this reflection piece with a few…

Black and white photo of the presenter standing in the center of a classroom. Attendees are seated at circular tables. The projector behind the presenter reads "identities" in large letters.

ICYMI – Feminist Friday: Decolonizing Sex Positivity

ICYMI: Feminist Friday Last week, the Women’s Center wrapped up our spring programming with Feminist Friday: Decolonizing Sex Positivity with Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy and The Smitten Kitten. Over 100 people joined us for an evening of engaging and lively conversation about the messages we receive about sex, whether from our upbringings or mass media. Nafeesa challenged us…

Equal Pay Day 2018

Note: this post was originally published in 2017. One year later, it’s still relevant, surprise! Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, April 4 marks the day that women, as a whole, catch up to men’s earnings – but the pay…

ICYMI: FAB Art Show!

ICYMI (In case you missed it), Feminist Ambassador Brigade, the Women’s Center student volunteer group, hosted the Appleby Hall Art Gallery spring opening last Friday, February 9. The gallery will be up through spring semester, and features the work of artists (and U of M students) Yasadie Rosario and Kendall Laurent (above, pictured left and…

What We’re Doing Over Winter Break

  Winter is here, which means some free time spent inside and out of the cold. Whether you are a student with some time to read for fun over winter break, or just a Minnesotan looking for some local businesses to support, we’ve created a list of options no matter what you’re looking for this…

Study break ideas: events round-up!

At this time of the year, a lot of us might be feeling burned out on self-care. Although we just had break last week, these last few weeks until finals and winter break can bring a lot of stress. Take care of you – whether that’s some quiet time away from the textbooks, connecting with…

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#UMNfeminist Sweatshirt Giveaway!

Our classic #UMNfeminist hats are currently on hiatus, but you can still rep #UMNfeminist with a sweatshirt, tote, or sticker – all to support the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship! Maroon and gold not your thing (we know there are secret Badger fans out there!), or maybe you already got the original version? Check out…

Ananya Chatterjea and Ananya Dance Theatre artists dressed in green sleeveless tops and green capris. All are standing, and Ananya is in the middle, holding her award certificate.

ICYMI: Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly

Ananya Chatterjea, Professor of Dance, the 2017 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar honoree, gave a lecture and performance, Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly, at the Barker Center for Dance on November 1. Ananya Chatterjea is a choreographer, dancer, and thinker whose work brings together contemporary Indian dance, social justice choreography, and a philosophy of #occupydance. She is Artistic…

Stereotype

*This post is written by blog contributor Zuhrat Inam* I have lived in the States for more than two years now, and while I have experienced stereotyping before, NEVER have I experienced it to this extent as I did tonight. I was attending the Indian Student Association’s fall show- Masakali at Northrop. Before the show,…