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Empowering Women with Disabilities

This month MIUSA (Mobility International USA) released a music video to mark the beginning of MIUSA's 30th Anniversary year-long celebration. The video features fifty-four disabled women activists from forty-three countries signing in Arabic, Spanish, and English to celebrate the achievements, pride, and solidarity of women with disabilities around the world. MIUSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human…
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Sign the Declaration of Equality

On October 22, more than 100 women from all 50 states, including MWC's Associate Director Erin Parrish, signed the Declaration of Equality. Join Vision 2020's National and Visionary Delegates and sign your name to the Declaration by clicking on the photo to the right.Vision 2020 is a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. Its first public event was held Oct. 21-22,…
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Official College Feminists Connect Launch

The date is set... the College Feminists Connect site will officially launch on September 17, Noon, at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead's Women's Studies Program Colloquium on Moorhead's campus. College Feminists Connect is an online space where feminist students, faculty, and alumni across Minnesota colleges and universities can connect, share resources, and network. The site will be student-run, faculty-supported, and will offer a safe space for open dialogue and discussion of…
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And Now Meet the Second New Intern!

Hello all! My name is Catherine Scallen, and I'll be co-interning here at the Consortium with Kim this summer! I'll be a senior at Notre Dame this coming fall, and I definitely share Kim's sentiments in that this fact strikes pure, unadulterated fear into my little heart. But yes, exciting at the same time! As Kim mentioned, I'm also an American Studies major, double majoring in Spanish and minoring in…
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Meet One of the New Summer Interns!

Hi Everyone! I hope June is treating you well - I can't believe it's already June! I'm Kim Spitzfaden and I'm one of the summer interns here at the Consortium. I will be a senior (scary!) at St. Olaf College in the fall and am majoring in Women's Studies and American Studies. While not busy doing school work, I spend my time doing Student Government Association work. Yesterday, in addition…
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Growing Up Without Feminism

Aside from the amazing women I work with, my favorite part of working at the Minnesota Women's Consortium is getting to know the phenomenal interns we hire. Not only do they reignite my passion for feminism but they also teach me something new every day. Their fresh perspectives help me grow as an individual and as a feminist. Recently, one of our interns wrote about her feminist identity and her…
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Meet Jennifer, one of four service learning students new to our office

Hi! My name is Jennifer Kaltveit and I am very excited to be completing volunteer hours at the Minnesota Women's Consortium this semester. I am a sophomore and Women's Studies major at Hamline Universtiy. Right now I am enrolled in Feminsit Scholarship in Action, a service learning class in which we are learning about the history of women's organizations in America, writing a research paper, and volunteering. I have only…
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Meet Gloria, our Post-Baccalaureate Intern

Hello, readers! I'm ecstatic to be the newest addition to the long line of young women who have interned with the MN Women's Consortium - hats off to former interns, including my little sissy, Allison. As Bonnie has pointed out Alli's a tough act to follow, but I'll give it my best shot. I'm a Colorado native who came to Minnesota for college in 2002 and still find myself in…
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Consortium Annual Report for 2009

Please write Bonnie if you need more information on the Consortium's great work or our upcoming 30th birthday celebration.  And please remember that contributions are always welcome, and put to very good use in connecting and supporting everyone who cares about equality and justice for women.    
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Top Five Feminists Reads

Here is the fourth installment of our past interns recommendations for their top five feminist reads. These recommendations come from me, Linda Nguyen, who is almost done interning for Fall of 2009. Much love! 01. When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics by Trinh T. Minh-Ha02. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz03. Methodology of the Oppressed by Chela Sandoval04. Impossible…
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