International Women's Day: Media, Technology, & Gender Equality
International Women’s Day is designed to catalyze activism and highlight advancements and challenges in women’s rights and equality. The theme “Media, Technology, & Gender Equality” will be explored in workshops, a keynote presentation, and networking opportunities.
Keynote presentation will be given by Nekessa Julia Opot,a multi-media storyteller. Her work in media promotes the articulation by grassroots voices of often unheard perspectives on minority and immigrant life in Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities. Her work explores such subjects as class, migration, education, gender, sexuality, identity, and belonging from the immigrant and diaspora perspectives. Her work includes video production, research, and work in media as a publisher, editor, producer, and writer. For over five years, Nekessa produced and hosted a weekly radio show "Reflections of New Minnesotans" a talk show on immigrants and immigration. She is a co-founder of the Black Immigrant Collective.
Andrea Jenkins is a poet and an artist who now serves on the Minneapolis City Council representing the 8th Ward. Jenkins is the first African American transgender woman in the nation to be elected to the city council of a major city. Prior to her election, Jenkins was the Oral Historian for the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries, documenting the lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the Upper Midwest and the United States. She is the author of The T is Not Silent: New and Selected Poems (2015) and the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including from the Bush Foundation, Givens Foundation, and the Playwrights Center.
||March 03, 2018 12:00 AM
||Justice Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, The Advocates for Human Rights, Hamline University's Wesley Center, and Hamline University's Women's Resource Center