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Happy Volunteer Week!

We at the Minnesota Women's Consortium are so lucky to have wonderful volunteers.  Sometimes they try to leave us but we will always find them again.  On the left is Naarah Turner, who has been helping us out as part of a requirement at her school, MCTC.  She will be taking off to New York soon, but like I say, we WILL go visit her there when we are seeing…
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Girls Coalition of Minnesota

The Girls Coalition of Minnesota hosted its 17th annual Conference on Adolescent Females yesterday and today.  Looked like a wonderful gathering, with dozens of exhibitors, 15 breakout sessions, 3 keynoters, spoken word and Twin Cities Women's Choir performances.  (Click here to hear TCWC.) The mission of the Coalition is to provide resources, training, and networking opportunities that empower adults to create a just and equitable future for girls.   Some of the…
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Vote.Run.Lead- The personal definitely is political!!

Here are comments from our wonderful intern Karmann Peters on this recent event offered by our member group, the White House Project (click on that link to see photos from the recent event and more).  Write Karmann in care of the Consortium’s general email address, and don’t forget your comments are also very welcome right here on the blog, by clicking on “comments” below this post.  Oh, that’s (L-R) Governor…
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Ambassadors, Veteran Feminists, New Friends

Some guy philosopher was asked how his generation achieved so much.  His reponse: "We stand on the shoulders of giants."  Arvonne Fraser recently invited two distinguished young women to have dinner with feminist giants - equally awesome and way more fun than climbing onto shoulders.    L-R in the picture:   Anita Patel, director of public policy, YWCA of Minneapolis;  Silvia Ontaneda, board chair, Asociacion Latinas de Minnesota (both also members…
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Riding and Falling Off the Third Wave

  There has been a lot of talk lately about young women- honoring young women, including young women and having young women around period. After all, the third wave is the future of the feminist movement- isn’t it? Well, I am a young woman who happens to be part of this so-called third wave. I happen to have only recently turned 25 years old and here is what I have…
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Women’s Art – New Exhibit

The Women's Art Registry of Minnesota launches its second exhibit at the Minnesota Women's Building this week.  Please come Thursday evening, April 5, 5:30-8PM, 550 Rice Street, St Paul 55103.  There were extremely yummy snacks last time.  If you can't make the opening reception, do stop by anytime between now and June 1, during building hours Monday-Friday, 9AM to 4PM.  Pictured here are "Purple Haze" from the fabric collages by…
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A little vacation

Hi all,  I am just back from a couple of days off with wonder-women in Michigan.  This pic is from an earlier trip to Arizona.  We'll soon post more substantive stuff - but please remember to send in YOUR thoughts, either by clicking on "comments" below each post, or write me at Bonnie@www.mnwomen.org.   To have your events or action alerts included in the Consortium's weekly publications, write info@www.mnwomen.org (that's Lorraine,…
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Meanwhile, Back At the Ranch…

Meet Lorraine Hart, the Consortium director of administration and finance, who makes possible all the good things that happen around here.  Behind her is one of the Silent Witnesses available for exhibits on domestic violence. On the right, meet Bharti Wahi, Consortium director of programs and member services - and mastermind of Women Come to the Capitol.  Since you've met Bonnie and Erin and current intern Karmann in previous posts,…
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Women Came to the Capitol (& Women’s Building)

On March 14, the Consortium hosted its annual Women Come to the Capitol event.  New this year was "Discovering the Capitol through Technology" - did you know for example that you can use the House Information website to generate mailing labels for all 134 state representatives?  Besides Government 101, How to Lobby, The Media, and meeting with their own legislators, attendees chose sessions on health care access, economics, safety, and…
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