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Brown Bag Lunch Discussions Wednesdays During March

March is National Women's History Month and the Minnesota Women's Consortium is hosting a series of Brown Bags.  All will be held in the Minnesota Women's Building, 550 Rice Street, Saint Paul from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. March 1:  Reflections and What's Next from the Women's March March 15:  Reproductive Health March 22:  Anti-Racism and Immigration March 29:  Protecting the Environment On March 8, International Women's Day, there will…
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Trivia Perusal 2014: A Recap

Trivia Perusal 2014: A Recap
Last Thursday evening, 13 teams of brainy feminists gathered at Amsterdam Bar and Hall to compete for the winning title at our second annual Trivia Perusal event. Thanks to our participants, our volunteers, and our sponsors, the evening was a huge success! We met our fundraising goal and had a lot of fun doing it. Here’s the rundown: Our fabulous teams competed their way through three rounds of trivia questions…
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigerian Feminist and Author

On March 10th, Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke at Gustavus Adolphus College. Every other year, they invite a Women's and Gender Studies speaker to campus, and due to her advocacy and her great TedTalk about why we should all be feminists, Ms. Adichie was the obvious choice. Many community members of her hometown of Lagos do not agree with or understand her feminist practices, and Chimamanda acknowledges…
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Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!

Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!
Join us in congratulating Wayside House for 50 years of delivering gender-specific chemical dependency and supportive services to women! Founded in 1954, Wayside House initially began as a homeless shelter for impoverished women. They soon began to realize, however, that a contributing factor for a majority of these women was alcohol addiction. In 1963, the decision was made to shift the focus of Wayside House in order to meet the…
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Trivia Perusal Wrap-Up

Trivia Perusal Wrap-Up
Trivia Perusal night was a huge succes! We met our fundraising goals and had a fantastic turnout with 13 Trivia Teams and a number of spectators! Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, members and supporters for making the First Annual Trivia Perusal so great! Photos have been added below and on Facebook! Here's the rundown of what happened: Our amazing teams battled each other to write down the correct answer to each…
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Trivia Perusal Answers Revealed!

I'm sure you're all wondering about the answers to some of those questions that just stuck with you... What did you get right? What is the answer to that question that kept nagging at you? Find out below! Round 1: Q: On May 16th of this year, how many women were nominated by President Obama to serve as federal court judges? A: 4 Q: Name the feminist blogger and writer…
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Trivia Perusal

Trivia Perusal
The Minnesota Women's Consortium invites you to an evening of trivia, live local music, arm wrestling, and all-around fabulousity! Join us on June 13 from 7-11 PM at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. With special appearances by the Minnesota Arm Wrestling League for Ladies, Blingo hostess Ellie Blades, Mayda, and a bunch of great surprise guests, this event is not to be missed. We have tons of great prizes with lots of ways to…
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An Overview of Saint Kate’s Body Love Week 2013!

So this semester I was appointed as the co-leader for the St. Kate's MPIRG's Feminist Initiatives Task Force. This semester, we've continued to be concerned with the lack of a consent workshop in freshmen orientation and hope to continue that debate next semester, we've approached administration about adding a preferred names option to the records/database so those who do not go by their given name (due to nicknames, cultural reasons,…
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Women’s Consortium meets with Congressman Keith Ellison

Women’s Consortium meets with Congressman Keith Ellison
The Minnesota Women’s Consortium had the opportunity to meet with Representative Keith Ellison on March 26th for a roundtable discussion on equality, civil rights and other issues of importance to member organizations and Minnesota’s women and girls. We talked about a variety of issues, first letting Congressman Ellison discuss what he felt were the most pressing issues, including the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (S47), minimum wage, gun…
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Monday Member Feature: OutFront Minnesota

Monday Member Feature: OutFront Minnesota
This Monday Member Feature is paying tribute to OutFront Minnesota! OutFront MN has been leading Minnesota toward LGBT equality for over two decades. They believe that lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people should be free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment, or discrimination. They envision equal opportunities, protection and rights for all people. They wish to eliminate homophobia and bring…
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