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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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Monday Member Feature for March 3: CAPI

Monday Member Feature for March 3: CAPI
I'd like to take this time to bring awareness and recognition to one of our incredible group members, CAPI. CAPI's mission is to guide refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality. It was founded in 1982 and they are a community based, anti-poverty organization. They provide refugees and immigrants with access to jobs, housing, food, health education, as well as youth and senior social services. CAPI…
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Pro-Choice Lobby Day: Lobby 101 Session, Starting the Conversation (On Abortion)

I was lucky enough to attend the annual Pro-Choice Lobby Day  at the State Capitol. Various organizations such as NARAL, National Coalition of Jewish Women, and Nursing Students for Choice has information booths as well as speakers to start off the day and then we broke into Lobby 101 sessions. The available sessions were Faith-Based, Starting Conversations, and Inequity/Access, of which I chose to attend Starting Conversations. I'm happy to…
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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 – 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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Monday Member Feature – Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Don't miss hearing a representative from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women(MCBW) speak tomorrow at Take Back The Night Twin Cities 2012 at Hamline University! More information on this exciting upcoming event here. According to the MCBW, last year alone 34 women in our state lost their lives in domestic violence related incidents. Find links to more statistics on domestic violence and related issues here, as well as the MCBW's…
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Tuesday Member Feature – St. Cloud State Women’s Center

  The St. Cloud State Women’s Center attained their current location on the campus of SCSU on October 23, 1989. The Center is “home to an array of support services designed to improve the lives of women.”  It provides a resource library featuring information pertaining to gender justice issues, as well as the Baby Café, a safe and comfortable environment available for breastfeeding. Their mission is “With passion and purpose…
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Half the Sky: Being made into PBS Documentary: Airs October 1st & 2nd

I dont know if any of you have heard, but I'm excited to announce that the book that changed the way I looked at the world (and quite frankly made me into a feminist) ....Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.... is now being made into a documentary by PBS!!! If you can't tell, I'm excited! If you haven't read the book yet, I highly recommend it.…
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