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…

Five Brilliant Women in Black History

https://rebelwomenembroidery.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/banner-collage-cropped.jpg?w=851&h=315&crop=1 Black History Month has come a long way since 1927 when it was first pitched as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. As of 1976, it has come to be the full month of February in the United States and, though it is the…

Black Lives Matter: An Intersectionality of Race and Gender

  Most everyone has heard of the men involved in Black Lives Matter. Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin– they’ve become household names in regards to the movement. However, rarely do we hear about the women subjected to the police brutality BLM disputes; Rekia Boyd shot by an unarmed Chicago police officer in 2012, Michelle…

Catching up to Canada

Canada’s new International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is congratulated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Chris Wattie, AFP/Getty Images Recently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed 30 ministers in the most diverse cabinet the country has ever seen. Of the 30 nominated were 15 women, an act that made headlines for having created a gender-equal cabinet. When…