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Recap of MWC’s Annual Meeting held April 17, 2019

After the meeting was called to order, Kabo Yang, Executive Director gave a quick report of what MWC has been doing from June 1, 2017 through April 2019. The business meeting included Proposed By-Law Changes (passed); Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 (passed); Presentation of new board members: Kristin Brietzke, Women’s March Minnesota; Ia Ong Yang, Girl Scouts of the St. Croix River Valley; Verona Mitchell, At-Large; Antonia Wilcoxon, At-Large…
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Celebration 39 Keynote Speaker and Honorees Bios and photos

The emcee for the evening will be Chong Moua, former Interim Executive Director, PFund Foundation. Suzanne Koepplinger Director, Catalyst Initiative The Minneapolis Foundation Suzanne Koepplinger is the director of the Catalyst Initiative at the Minneapolis Foundation. Catalyst’s purpose is to honor and foster culturally authentic self-care practices to advance health and well-being. Previously she served for ten years as the executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, where…
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Celebration 39 is just around the corner

Celebration 39 Honoring Our Minds, Our Bodies, Our Souls, Our Rights, Our Lives Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Koepplinger Director, Catalyst Initiative The Minneapolis Foundation March 27, 2019 Keller Golf Course, 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood 5:30-8:30 p.m. $50 to attend.  You can pay online or send a check to Minnesota Women's Consortium, 550 Rice Street Suite 201, Saint Paul 55103.
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3 Exciting Consortium Events Happening Soon

Mark your calendars now for these three exciting events:  Our widely successful Girls Rock! the Capitol is taking place again on Presidents' Day 2019!  This free event happening on February 18, 2019, introduces 60 girls ages 13-18 to government, legislative processes, civic engagement and public leadership. Please join as a sponsor to ensure these young women are prepared to be our future leaders in policy and decision-making! Be sure to mark…
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And So Ends An Era

On October 19, 2018, the Minnesota Women's Building was sold to FOCUS North America, a California nonprofit with headquarters in Pittsburgh.  Their local entity, FOCUS Minnesota, will be moving into the building and providing services to those living in poverty.  Unfortunately, the attempts by the Minnesota Women's Consortium to purchase shares of the Minnesota Women's Building, LLC and take ownership of the Minnesota Women's Building were not successful.  We thank…
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Women of Color and Indigenous Women

Our next gathering of women of color and indigenous women is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, from 5:00-7:00 PM.  This is a space for women who identify as indigenous and/or women of color to come together to connect and collect.  This session will focus on the question of, "What would it take to build solidarity?"  Space is limited so please sign up soon.  Please contact Kabo with any questions at…
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National Association of Women Lawyers Conference in Minneapolis

The Minnesota Women’s Consortium is pleased to be a partnering organization of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Minneapolis Conference on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Hilton in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have arranged a special 10% discount for our members.  To register, please go to WWW.nawl.org/2018MinneapolisConference and use the code MNCMWC2018 to get the discount. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated…
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