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Posts Written By: Minnesota Womens Consortium

Plans, Trains, and Automobiles

Plans, Trains, and Automobiles
Hello everyone! My name is Kim Spitzfaden and I interned at the MN Women's Consortium in the summer of 2010 and now I'm back volunteering! One day while I was home for the holidays, my Mom asked my brother and I to fill her tires with air. We came up with a pretty good system – Dave would remove the cap and use the tire gauge to find out the pressure, I would…
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Igniting the Spark: Fostering New Leaders

Igniting the Spark: Fostering New Leaders
You are invited to celebrate equality, justice, and phenomenal women leaders at Celebration 33 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Great River Room at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront, 11 East Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, from 6:00-8:30 PM. This fundraising dinner will be emceed by Jana Shortal, KARE 11 investigative reporter and includes an awards ceremony and keynote speaker, Franni Franken. This year it is a pleasure to honor the…
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Women’s Wellness

Women’s Wellness
Many women are juggling a lot these days. Research shows that we face unique challenges when it comes to our priorities, our time management and our personal wellness. Here's some information that can be used to dispel myths and promote collaborative conversations about the challenges women can face: “Role Strain” Role strain is when one role creates inherent conflict for us, often in regards to our values. Examples: You want…
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Monday Member Feature – Women’s Drum Center

Wondering what to purchase your hard-to-buy-for teenage niece/cousin/granddaughter for a holiday gift? How about a percussion instrument?  For more than 22 years, The Women's Drum Center has been encouraging women to explore "the joy of drumming" and providing a non-threatening environment for beginners to develop percussion skills and techniques. Read here to learn more about their history. Their mission is, "to provide opportunities for women and girls to learn, teach and…
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Weekly Wrap-Up – Dec 9th

While you are (hopefully) safe at home beyond the treacherous reaches of today's never-ending snow, catch up on some news you may have missed last week: This article on Feministing responds to the murder of Kasandra Perkins, whose funeral was this week.  An excellent explanation on how to talk about privilege to someone who doesn't know what it is.  Kate Middleton is officially pregnant, which is exciting from an equality…
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Monday Member Feature – Theatre Unbound

Congratulations to Theatre Unbound on being named a 2012 Changemaker from the MN Women's Press! Read the article here. Theatre Unbound's values include producing theater that is meaningful, beautiful, and entertaining, to create and sustain a working environment that is collaborative, supportive and fair-minded, and to inform and share contributions of women theatre artists past and present. Their mission is to deliver thought-provoking live theatre conceived and created by women, providing audiences with…
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Weekly Wrap-Up – Nov 30th

Looking back, here are some of the news items from the last week of November: This week launched the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, from the Center for Women's Global Leadership. The theme for 2012 is militarism, which "privileges violent forms of masculinity, and presumes that violence is an effective way to solve problems."  There was a well-deserved outcry of criticism aimed at this piece about modern…
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Monday Member Feature: Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

Monday Member Feature: Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) states their mission: "to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity." The MIWRC was founded in 1984, and has been "committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families."  Here are just a few of the award-winning services the MIWRC…
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