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Workshops & Performances

11:00 - 12:00             Workshop Session I


Building Wealth by Understanding First How Money Works                    

Cynthia Yongvang, Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment


Legal Issues Facing Refugee & Immigrant Women in Minnesota*                 

Christine Tefft and Manpreet Singh Dhanjal, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights


So, What Has the United Nations Done for Women?

Norma Rowe, UN Association and WILPF


Young Sisters of Islam: What's Up in the "Hood"?                                          

Samira Choudary, Sabina Sabur, Susan Samaha, Ramla Bile, and Elsa Khwaja, Muslim Student Human Rights Commission, University of Minnesota


The Development of International Norms and Laws: Rape as a                      

Weapon in War

 Tuba Inal, University of Minnesota


Emerging Human Rights Issues for Girls in Minnesota: Successful Strategies from Schools                                    

Megan Powers and Kathy Seipp, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights 


Women Who Groove                                                                          

 Drumheart Festival Ensemble, Women's Drum Center



12:45 - 1:45 Workshop Session II


Performance:  Excerpts from Bride/Price                                           

 MaMa mOsAiC


The Strength and Energy of Older Women                                                      

 Nora Novic and Kay Taylor, Older Women's League of MN


Help for the Abused or Exploited Immigrant*                                                  

 Linda Miller and Gloria Quiroga, Civil Society, and advocates from Asian Women United and Domestic Abuse Project


Miseducation: An Issue of Sustainability for African Women of the Diaspora                            

 Paulette Sankofa, Women Against Military Madness and doctoral candidate, UST


Women at Work - Connecting Research and Action                                       

 Terri Griffiths, American Association of University Women


On the Inside: Women in U.S. Prisons                                                            

 Corinth Matera and Nicola Pine, Women's Prison Book Project



2:00 - 3:00 Workshop Session III


Cultural Wellness in the Native American Community                                        

Jo Lightfeather, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center


Abortion Policy: International Dimensions and Dilemmas                                  

Tim Stanley, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, and Mary Pat Rice, Pro Choice Resources


African Women, Health Disparities and Cultural Influences: Working Through the Maze Successfully                               

 Melissa Nambangi and Anietie Umoeka, Minnesota African Women's Association


Systems Accountability through Court Monitoring and Safety Audits*               

Suzanne Elwell, WATCH, and Kristine Lizdas, Battered Women's Justice Project


Gender-Based Violence in a Conflict Setting: Empowering Survivors and Breaking the Silence                                                    

 Connie Kamara, American Refugee Committee International, and Carrie Walling, University of Minnesota


How Code Pink Nurtures a Culture of Peace 

Pat Renner and Tricia Grose, Code Pink MN