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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ICYMI: April Women & Success Discussion Series on Salary Negotiation

In case you missed it, Wednesday was our last Women & Success Discussion Series of the semester. This month’s discussion was a shortened version of our (L)earning What You’re Worth: Salary Negotiation workshop. Considering this is usually a two-hour interactive workshop, we had an incredibly rich discussion in the hour we had together over in…

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ICYMI: Both/And/All: Building Racial Equity into the Intersections, an Evening with Rinku Sen, Author and Racial Justice Activist

In case you missed it, Rinku Sen came to the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to meet with students and speak with individuals about social justice and racial equity. With upwards of 300 people attending her speech, Rinku was welcomed with open arms to the Mayo Auditorium. She talked about topics ranging from the start of her organizing…

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ICYMI: UWOC Spring Breakfast

In case you missed it, this Tuesday was the annual University Women of Color Breakfast. University Women of Color (UWOC) sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected; the Breakfast is one of the group’s signature events.  Approximately 120 women…