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Women on Wednesday, Fall 2020 – Why the Feminist Movement Must be Trans Inclusive

October 21 @ 12:00 pm 12:50 pm

Zoom link: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/94663945771
Zoom passcode: 262440

The rise of the #MeToo movement, Trump’s win in 2016, and the
Women’s March has fueled a resurgent feminist movement. Because millions of women are now activated, and because public support for LGBTQ+ rights are increasing anti-feminist and anti-LGBTQ hate groups have been coordinating new lines of attack in their longstanding campaign against LGBTQ equality through a targeted effort to engage Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminists as a feminist movement wedge. Join this conversation to learn more about how anti-trans rhetoric shows up, the misogyny and racism that underpins that rhetoric, why it’s a threat to the feminist movement, and how we can ensure the feminist movement is trans-inclusive.

Presenter: Erin Maye Quade (She/Her/Hers) is the Advocacy Director at Gender Justice, where she works to advance gender justice through public education, legislative outreach, strategic partnerships, and coalition-building. The third black woman ever elected to the state legislature (2016), and the first to be elected from outside of Minneapolis or St. Paul, Erin was a founding member of The People of Color and Indigenous Legislator’s (POCI) Caucus. As a legislator, Erin quickly established herself as a candid and fierce advocate for Minnesotans by championing paid family medical leave; addressing racial disparities and advancing racial equity; expanding access to affordable child care; working to eliminate gun violence; investing in treatment for mental health; and fighting to pass comprehensive sex and consent education. Notably, Rep. Maye Quade held a 24-hour sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on the issue of gun violence and shared stories of victims and survivors.


October 21, 2020
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
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