Better Together at the 2018 NCCWSL

We had the honor of returning to AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) for the third year in a row! Thank you to everyone who joined us at yesterday’s breakout session, Better Together: Making Space for Feminist Self-Care and Community Care. Our conversation began by discussing the issues feminist student leaders face in…

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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…

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…

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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…

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,…