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Our 2023 Annual Event: An Empowering Evening in Minneapolis to End Gender-Based Violence

2023 annual event
Thursday, September 28, 5:00 – 7:00 PM CDT
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East river parkway

An Empowering Evening in Minneapolis

This year, we invite you to join us for the 2023 Global Rights for Women Annual Event: An Empowering Evening in Minneapolis to End Gender-Based Violence, being held at the Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. This evening event will include a reception of appetizers, beverages and socializing, and an exciting program featuring Emcee Jearlyn Steele, Global Rights for Women Executive Director Cheryl Thomas; Global Rights for Women local partner Amirthini Keefe and international colleague Eleni Fotou, 19th Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey, and music performances by Diane Davis, Timothy Thomas and Shahin Lahooti, and pianist Mary Louise Knutson. A free livestream of the event will also be available. Designated parking is available for guests in the garage connected to the building.  Connect with Sara Mowchan for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

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Match Pool Contributors

Lynn Anderson
Rebecca Bentzinger
Kathy and Benjamin Brackney
Kari Bjorhus and Ken Carlson
Linda and Tim Burkett
Janet Conn
Colleen Cooper and Richard Ihrig
John Bale
Holly and Nate Eng
Cheryl Thomas and Roger Heegaard
Jim Jacobson and Andrea Kaufman
Kelley Lindes
Ruth Mickelsen and William Manning
Polly and Bob McCrea
Helen Meyer
Sally and Ken Spence
Tracy Van Steenburgh and Jim Ladner
Mary Tjosvold
Jeanne Voigt

Host Contributors

Carol and Alan Arthur
Jane Blaney
Cindy Chapman
Carmen Hamilton
Janice Hetland
Tom Nelson
Rachel and Dan Pollock 
Tina Smith & Chris Vernier
Jean Thomson
Patrick Weiland

Thank You to our 2023 Solidarity Partners

The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education
Battered Women’s Justice Project
Breaking Free
CAWS North Dakota
Center for Equality Advancement, Lithuania
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
Cummins Inc., Philippines
Center on Women Gender and Public Policy,
University of Minnesota
Domestic Abuse Project
Domestic Violence Prevention Center, Australia
Equality Bahamas
Every Woman Treaty
Foundation Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, Gabon
Gender Justice
La Fondation Essence Elle, Haiti
Last Mile 4 Development
MARTA Centre, Latvia
Mobilising for Rights Associates, Morocco
National Network to End Violence Against Women, Macedonia
Non-Violent Peaceforce
NPO Women’s Support Center, Bulgaria and Estonia
UN Women
US End FGM/C Network
Via-STOP, Greece
Women’s Center, University of Minnesota
Women’s Support Center, Armenia

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. ”

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