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Women’s Center Call for Award Nominations

The Women’s Center invites nominations for its multiple awards, grants, and scholarships, which honor the engagement, contributions, and leadership of University faculty, staff, and students system-wide. Due dates range from April 14 for awards to June 2 for gender equity grants and student scholarships. Awards are presented annually at our Celebrating University Women Awards program in the fall.…

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ICYMI: AHA! Gallery Spring Opening with Andrea Jenkins

In case you missed it, last Friday, February 3, was the Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery Opening of Bag Lady Manifesto. Every semester, the Women’s Center’s AHA! Gallery features an art show of student, faculty, staff, or community member’s art created with a vision of social justice. This spring’s AHA! Gallery artist was Andrea Jenkins, a local…

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ICYMI: Feminist Friday – Claiming Intersectional Feminism in a New Political Reality

The Women’s Center held the first Feminist Friday of the semester this past week on February 3, 2017. Feminist Fridays are monthly events dedicated to promoting gender equity and creating community on the University of Minnesota campus. This month’s event was co-sponsored with BMW Black Motivated Women and facilitated by Amber Jones, Education Organizer with MN Neighborhoods Organizing…

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What “Supporting Survivors” Looks Like in Practice

As the University of Minnesota -and beyond- continues to grapple with the implications of rape culture, it’s worth taking a moment to re-center the people most impacted by sexual assault: victim-survivors. While the media may fixate on high-profile sports teams, and the conversation on social media may zoom in on the back-and-forth of the micro-level…