Third Thursdays Social Resistance Gathering is a new series taking place on the third Thursday of each month. The event is a chance for community members to come together, socialize, learn and re-ignite their passion to continue the good fight protecting progressive values in Minnesota.
MARCH: The Fight for Equal Pay - Thursday March 15 at 6:00pm-8:00pm - Twin Spirits Distillery - 2931 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
On average, woman are paid 20% less than their male counterparts, and that ratio is even worse for woman of color. We "celebrate" Equal Pay Day on April 10, the day in 2018 where women will finally have made as much money as their male counterparts did during the 2017 calendar year. The wage gap is real, and it's time we do something about it.
Join us for a panel discussion of the wage gap and strategies for change that range from large and legislative to individual and grassroots.
Plus, to really hammer home the point, we've partnered with the MN NOW Foundation and Twin Spirits Distillery so that women will get 20% off their cocktails during the event. Men will pay full price. (We feel zero percent bad about this.)
Registration requested. This event is free but space is limited.
- 6:00pm -- Social time
- 6:30pm -- Panel discussion and Q&A
- 8:00pm -- Wrap up
Thanks to woman-owned Twin Spirits Distillery for sharing their entire space with us for this event! Hosted by Women's March Minnesota, Action Together Twin Cities, Third Thursdays Minnesota, Indivisible North Metro, MSP Now, Indivisible MN, Indivisible St. Paul, and Watch Your Reps.
Third Thursdays are a great opportunity to dig deeper into issues and find out what you can do about them.
Roe Unrealized: The war on women is worse than we realize. Roe vs Wade is in place, but far too many women cannot get the reproductive healthcare they need and the GOP is making it more difficult. Karen Law, director of Our Justice, discussed how birth control, abortion, race, poverty and access to resources are being talked about at both national and local levels and how they tilt the playing field even more against some women. She talked about upcoming legislation aimed at further restricting access, and what we can do to make a change for equal access to the healthcare women need. “From unnecessary restrictions at reproductive health clinics, teen mom shaming, and legal challenges blocking insurance coverage for birth control, the need to challenge reproductive injustice remains central to gender equity” – Karen Law, Our Justice.
Stand Up St. Paul invited Kelis Houston from the NAACP Minneapolis to speak on child welfare and the clear racial bias and disproportionate contact and conflict that African-American and multiracial families contend with from DHS and Child Protective Services in Minnesota.
We met with progressive candidates and we shift our focus to 2018 to Take back the (MN) House!
Indivisible Minnesota led a discussion on Helathcare and attempted to uncomplicate a complicated issue.
ERA MN and NOW hosted a discussion on the Equal Rights Amendment at October's Third Thursday!
Women's March Minnesota and the Minnesota Resistance Coalition hosted a discussion on Standing with Refugees and Immigrants In Minnesota in the Age of Trump in September 2017.
Minnesota Resistance Coalition on MN Legislative Action is made up of several resistance groups: Indivisible Minnesota Local; Action Together Twin Cities (Group); Women's March Minnesota; Indivisible North Metro; Indivisible/Undaunted; Indivisible Saint Paul; MSP NOW. If your resistance group would like to join us, please message Sonja Hendrickson.
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