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Unite to End Gender-Based Violence: An Empowering Evening in Minneapolis

Watch our 2022 annual event
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

Unite to End Gender-Based Violence

This year, our annual event featured Anita Hill in a virtual keynote address; Global Rights for Women Executive Director Cheryl Thomas; and renowned global and national leaders in ending gender-based violence against women and girls.

The event was held at the Weisman Art Museum, the globally-acclaimed museum located on the Mississippi River at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

Thank you to all who joined us for an inspiring event and amazing evening!

Jearlyn Steele, 2021 event Musician 

“The event was wonderful! Also, every woman that spoke out against violence to women and girls said so much. It touched me to my core. ”

Event Information

Global Rights for Women 2022 Annual Event
Reception from 4:30-6:00 PM | Program begins at 6:00 PM
The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota: 333 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455 

“When I first spoke publicly about my experience of being sexually harassed, at thirty-five years old, I was young and patient. I am no longer patient.”

Hear from Professor Anita Hill in her virtual keynote at Global Rights for Women’s annual fundraiser on Thursday, September 22, from 6:00-7:00 p.m CDT. Unite to End Gender Based Violence is a powerful, once-in-a-lifetime event as we welcome Professor Anita Hill and global and national leaders in ending gender-based violence against women and girls.

Your participation is vital in creating lasting change towards improving survivors’ support in our local and international communities, and targeting the root causes of gender-based violence.

Event Speakers:
Cheryl Thomas, Executive Director of Global Rights for Women

Alicia Wallace, Founder of Equality Bahamas

Scott Miller, Executive Director & Trainer at Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

Brittany Delaney, Executive Director of Black Table Arts Cooperative

Lynn Anderson, Board Chair at Global Rights for Women

Keynote Speaker: Anita Hill, Professor at Brandeis University and Attorney

Reception Musical Performance: Mary Louise Knutson, Jazz Pianist and Composer

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Leader Level

Ambassador Level

Support Level

Friend Level

Publicity Sponsors

Drake University Law School logo
Minnesota Women Lawyers logo
Mitchell Hamline School of Law logo
Minnesota Women Lawyers logo
msba logo
nawl logo
Human Rights Center University of Minnesota logo

Thank You to our 2022 Match Pool Contributors

Lynn Anderson
John Bale
Greg & Lisa Buck
Linda Burkett
Tim Dordell & Kirk Ballard
Jim Jacobson & Andrea Kaufman
Julie Jorgensen & Tom Micheletti
Jim Ladner & Tracy Van Steenburgh

Lavina Lau
Kelley Lindes
Polly & Bob McCrea
Helen Meyer
Jeanie Morrison
Sally Spence
Cheryl Thomas & Roger Heegaard
Mary Tjosvold

Thank You to our 2022 Hosts

Nancy Arnison
Carol Arthur
Kari Bjorhus
Jane Blaney
Sybil Dunlop & Phil Green
Janet Conn
Holly Eng
Bob & Carmen Hamilton

Tom Nelson
Sheila Niaz
Ann Novacheck & Skip Durocher
Robert & Patricia Nye
Rachel Pollock
Jean Thomson
Tina Smith
Janet Walsh

Thank You to our 2022 Solidarity Partners

Battered Women’s Justice Project
Breaking Free
Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
Center for Victims of Torture
Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence, University of Delaware

Center on Women Gender and Public Policy, University of Minnesota
Equality Bahamas
Every Woman Treaty
La Fondation Essence Elle
Foundation Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
Women’s Center, University of Minnesota

previous fall fundraisers

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