Weekly Rundown: Oct. 22
Stay up-to-speed on all things Women’s March Minnesota! Get the rundown on the most topics of the week on social media, as well as how we’ve been active in the community and future opportunities to show up.
Kittie Weston-Knuaer, the oldest female BMX racer in the U.S. (she’s 69)
These #SHEroes are here to empower your day!
Break the Silence Day: to preserve and honor the truth spoken through #MeToo
Several of us at Women’s March Minnesota were among those who spoke up. Here are some of our stories.
"Silence is complicity" — Watch Joe Biden blast Harvey Weinstein and the toxic culture that enabled him.
Recovery in Puerto Rico
We applaud U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, for her bold stance for the people of Puerto Rico.
Our hearts go out to our Somali friends and neighbors across the state as they deal with the terrible news of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Contraceptive access has been proven to reduce abortion rates. So what is this fight about, really? Thanks Sophia Bush for laying it out so clearly. #HandsOffMyBC
The sign-up period for affordable healthcare starts on Nov 3rd – just 3 weeks away!
As EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announces the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, we thank Governor Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith for their leadership on sound environmental policy.
Upcoming Partner Galas
- Monday, Oct. 30, Minneapolis – Celebrate Planned Parenthood 2017
- Friday, Nov. 17, Minneapolis – OutFront’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Opportunities to Show Up
Monday, Oct. 23:
- Stand with Standpoint, Minneapolis
- Women in Politics Panel, Minneapolis
- Kate Harding presents "Nasty Women", Minneapolis
Thursday, Oct. 26:
Fundraiser for World Central Kitchen Puerto Rico, Minneapolis
Oct. 27 -29: The Women's Convention, hosted by Women's March, Detroit, MI
Saturday, Oct. 28:
- SURJ MN Skill Building: Difficult Conversations, Minneapolis
- Barrios NOT Borders: Rapid Response Network Training, Minneapolis
Nov. 1-15: Hold the Line for Line 3 Hearings, St Paul
Thursday, Nov. 2: The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy, St Paul
Nov. 3-5: 3rd Women's Congress, Brooklyn Center
Saturday, November 4: Learn What You're Worth, Brooklyn Center