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…

2015 in Review and Welcome Back from the Women’s Center!

Welcome back to campus, everybody! Before we share what’s going on with the Women’s Center this spring semester, we wanted to highlight some of the great things that happened in 2015! Way back in February, along with the GLBTA Programs Office, we hosted the Twin Cities premiere of The Mask You Live In, a documentary exploring toxic…

ICYMI: Celebrating University Women

On Friday, Sept. 24 the Women’s Center, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Office for Equity and Diversity celebrated outstanding University women scholars and changemakers! The event honored the recipients of Women’s Center-affiliated scholarships, grants, and awards, and included a short program and dessert reception. Dr. Katrice Albert, Vice President…