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Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays is a regular series featuring scholars, activists, artists, and professionals discussing their values in action. For upcoming Feminist Fridays, check our events calendar.

Attendees seated at tables at the November 2015 Feminist Friday co-sponsored with Circle of Indigenous Nations.

Previous Feminist Fridays include:

Decolonizing Sex Positivity
April 2018 
Presented by Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy/The Smitten Kitten.

FEMME-inist Friday: The Politics of Femme Identities
November 2017
Co-sponsored with the Gender & Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
Facilitated by Joanna Núñez and Ikal Avila.

Transformative Masculinity
April 2017 
Co-sponsored with the Aurora Center 
Facilitated by Malik Mitchell, Men's Engagement Coordinator, Aurora Center.

Stress Management as Self-Care
March 2017
Co-sponsored with de-stress

Claiming Intersectional Feminism in a New Political Reality
February 2017
Co-sponsored with Black Motivated Women
Panel discussion moderated by Amber Jones with Ashley López, Arianna Nason, Dua Saleh, Shayla Walker, and Denise Hạnh Huỳnh.

Disability Justice is a Feminist Issue
December 2016
Co-sponsored with Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Disability Resource Center
Facilitated by Angela M. Carter, Graduate instructor and Ph.D. candidate, GWSS.

Pop-Up with Feminist Ambassador Brigade
November 2016
Resources and networking.

Anything But Human - Media Coverage of Women Athletes of Color
November 2016
Co-sponsored with Multiculutral Center for Academic Excellence
Facilitated by Cydney Gaines, Multicultural Associate, MCAE.

Art of Arguing
October 2016
Facilitated by Katie H. Eichele, Director, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education.

Creativity and Self-Care
May 2016
Co-sponsored with Feminist Student Activist Collective

Film Screening and Discussion of No Más Bebés
April 2016
Co-sponsored with Chicano & Latino Studies
No Más Bebés [No More Babies], directed by Renee Tajima-Peña, tells the story of Mexican and Mexican American women who sued doctors and the U.S. government after they were unwillingly sterilized at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 1970s.

API Herstory
March 2016
Co-sponsored with the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) Twin Cities Chapter
An interactive discussion on how API women have influenced American history and the importance of storytelling and proactive movement building.

Mama's Boy
February 2016
Co-sponsored with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
Discussion led by Jason Jackson, Assistant Director in the GSC. 

Intersections of Disability and Feminism
December 2015
Co-sponsored with Disability Resource Center
Facilitated by DRC staff members Sue Lindgren and Linda Wolford.

Dakota Wiƞyaƞ: Looking at feminism through an indigenous lens
November 2015 
Co-sponsored with Circle of Indigenous Nations 
Facilitated by Professor Darlene St. Clair and Vanessa Goodthunder.

October 2015
Awareness-raising event centering Black women in racial justice organizing.