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…

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…

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…

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…

ICYMI: An Evening with Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Women’s Center hosted a talk on campus last night with Ilhan Omar, Minnesota House Representative for District 60B. Rep. Omar made history this past November as the first Somali-American, Muslim woman to hold an office at this level. Over 300 community members from the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities joined us for…

ICYMI: International Women’s Day

In case you missed it, International Women’s Day was on March 8th. To celebrate, the Feminist Ambassador Brigade held an event in partnership with the University of Minnesota Women’s Center, Women for Political Change, and Bohemian Press. Students, faculty and community members participated in activities such as feminist button making and a photo booth, all while eating…

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…

ICYMI Feminist Friday: The Art of Arguing

Does thinking about going home for the holidays leave you feeling anxious, mentally preparing yourself for conversations you wish you didn’t have to have? You may feel right at home with your friends in the city, living in a liberal bubble, agreeing on raising the minimum wage and pro-choice legislation. But if you weren’t raised…

ICYMI: International Women’s Day

Graphic Credit: Trevor Stansberry In case you missed it, International Women’s Day just passed by on Tuesday, March 8th. After years of women battling for some form of recognition or celebration, the first official International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1975 by the United Nations. The day was created solely to commemorate women and their accomplishments, as…