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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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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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Can we have a conversation?

Workplace lunches will never be the same after interning at the Minnesota Women's Consortium. Each day, the staff gathers to take lunch together. On my first day interning at the Women's Consortium, I was nervous to actually talk to my colleagues for a full hour. I was young, unaccomplished, and pretty sure that I had little in common with these incredible women. Little did I know that lunches would be…
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Stronger Together

Recently, Lorraine and I took a trip to Rochester. We had the pleasure of meeting a group of women doing extraordinary work to improve the status of women and girls in Minnesota. Working for equality and justice is not easy, especially when you feel like you're working alone. As the largest statewide network for women and girls in Minnesota, the Women's Consortium works for every woman in the state. Because…
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Kids Belong In Homes, Not Alleys

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Approximately 1.6 million children are homeless each year. Along with the hardship of losing one's home, family, friendship, and routine, many homeless youth are also the victim of trauma. Homeless youth are exposed to countless dangers while living on the street, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.  In 2010 in Minnesota,…
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Take Back the Night a Success!

This past Tuesday, October 23rd the Minnesota Women's Consortium and the ACTC Women's Studies Programs co-hosted Take Back the Night-Twin Cities. Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally to protest and take direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence. This year Take Back the Night Twin Cities was held on Hamline University's campus. An estimated 150 people attended the event, including students from…
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Buzzworthy: Here’s What Happened this Week

Minnesota's primary elections are Tuesday, August 14 and the November elections are not too far away. There are a ton of great resources that can help you find your polling place, provide candidate information, and help you get registered to vote. The League of Women Voters Minnesota is always a great resource and their online voter guide is easy to use. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National…
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Mark your Calendars!

As the new Outreach Intern I am so excited to announce I landed my first tabling event! Come support the MWC and hear a little bit more about what we do by coming to Women Run the Cities on Sunday, September 23rd! Women Run the Cities is a 10 mile run & 5k walk/run for women who make a difference in the Twin Cities community. All proceeds go to the Ann Bancroft Foundation (one of our…
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Honor and Celebrate Women on June 23rd

Join with more than 300 powerful, diverse women on June 23, 2012 as Honoring Women Worldwide honors and celebrates the roles, gifts, contributions and wisdom women bring to our world at their 4th Annual State Capitol Garden Party. The program will focus on the outstanding and unique contributions women have made and are making in our community. The morning will be filled with music, dance, food and inspiring stories from our dynamic…
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