Indigenous Peoples Day is Monday, Oct. 9

Minneapolis renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day in 2014: Indigenous Peoples Day supporter and Lakota activist Bill Means told Minnesota Public Radio that the story that Columbus discovered America was “one of the first lies we’re told in public education.” … “We discovered Columbus, lost on our shores, sick, destitute, and wrapped in rags. We…

ICYMI: AHA! Gallery Fall Opening with Saeide Mirzaei

In case you missed it, the Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery debuted “Other”, a collection of oil paintings by Saeide Mirzaei, hosted by the Women’s Center in collaboration with Saeide and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) – University of Minnesota. Saeide is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota and holds an…

Farewell and best wishes to Peg Lonnquist!

Thank you and farewell, Peg!   Left: Cake reads “Pegstravaganza! We’ll miss you!” Right: Women’s Center past and present staff at Peg-Stravaganza We bid farewell to Peg Lonnquist at “Peg-Stravaganza” earlier this summer. In honor of Peg’s nearly 10 years of service to the Women’s Center, Women’s Center staff and reception guests surprised Peg with…

On a light blue background, white handwritten text says "Grieve on your own terms, in your own ways." A hand drawn white rose is blooming, with two petals falling down.

Nabra, Charleena, Philando.

We are saddened and outraged at the murders and injustices that unfolded over this weekend. Earlier today, the Gender and Sexuality Center and the Women’s Center held a space for folks to grieve and take care of one another. As other spaces are hosted on campus, we will share info about these gatherings via our…

Weekly Action: Make the World Better

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. Here’s a great read at Everyday Feminism about 4 Ways to…

Make the World Better: Weekly Action

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. This week, we encourage you to browse this resource for When…

Make the World Better: Weekly Action

We invite you to join us in making the world better, by taking a weekly action with the Women’s Center. Once a week, we’ll share an idea or two here, to help you get connected to resources to get involved, take action, and find community. This week, our weekly action is focused on the importance…

Equal Pay Day 2017

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 gap is even worse for women of color. AAUW also observes Asian American Women’s Equal…