A large sculpture of the word LEAD. Tijana stands between the "E" and the "A" sculpture letters.

Leadercast Women: Reflections

Ed. Note: This guest post is written by Tijana Martinov, one of our 2018 Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award recipients. Award recipients receive funding to attend a leadership conference of their choosing, and Tijana attended the Leadercast Women conference in Atlanta this fall. Learn more about Tijana here! I had the privilege to attend…

New lounge library books: staff picks

We added a few more books to our little lounge library in 65 Appleby this summer – check them out when the lounge re-opens in September for fall semester! Or if you can’t wait until then, check our campus library, your local library, or your favorite indie/locally-owned bookstore (here in Minneapolis, check out Birchbark Books…

Illustration by artist Megan Smith, a person stands balanced on one leg, leaning slightly forward, their other leg bent behind them. One arm is outstretched for balance, and the other arm is curled around a small child. They are smiling into the child's face, and the child is smiling back. The hand lettered words, in all caps, reads: You deserve to be together regardless of immigration status. Keeping families together is reproductive justice.

On keeping families together

  In the above illustration by artist Megan Smith, the words read: You deserve to be together regardless of immigration status. Keeping families together is reproductive justice. SisterSong defines reproductive justice as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable…

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…

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…

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…

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…