GoSeeDo: November 2019

11/1 — YWCA Women’s Leadership (Mankato)

YWCA Women’s Leadership conference opening keynote speaker Samantha Paige Davis

This conference seeks to inform emerging leaders on the intersection of racial and gender justice. Breakout sessions will create spaces for women of color to discuss gender and racial bias and white women to confront their roles within white supremacy. $85-$149.  8am-5pm. Verizon Center, Mankato. Details: mankatoywca.org/wlc

11/8-23—In a Stand of Dying Trees

In this original play, the world of a conservative couple is shaken when old friends come to town with their campaign to “vote blue.” Like each production in Uprising Theater Company’s 2019 season, this play will examine questions related to gun violence: Who has a right to protect themselves? Can people remain friends even when they disagree? $20. Off- Leash Art Box, Minneapolis. Details: uprisingtheatreco.com

Through 11/9 — Turn Under, Climb Over

Minnesota-based artist Nicole Sara Simpkins renders a larger-than-life web of plants entangled among industrial architecture to examine the knotted interplay between plant and human life. This exhibit is the sixth installment in the Regis Center for Art Emerging Artist Program. Free. Quarter Gallery at the Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis. Details: cla.umn.edu/art/galleries. Image: Nicole Sara Simpkins, mixed-media drawing installation, 2019
Lucy Michelle

11/16 — Climate Generation: Band Together 2019

Many local musicians, including Xiuhtezcatl, Aby Wolf, Astralblack, and Lucy Michelle, rally for climate action with a night of  storytelling  and  music.  $55-$125. 7pm. The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul. Details: climategen.org/ band-together

Karen Savage-Blue’s “Secrets of the Nuthatch.” Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2019

Through 11/30 — Bring Her Home (Bemidji)

This traveling exhibit examines the epidemic of violence against Native women through paintings, digital work, sculpture, and photography by Native artists from across the U.S. and many tribal nations. Free. Watermark Art Center, Bemidji. Details: watermarkartcenter.org

11/7 – 12/31 — Transfer of Memory

“Eva Gross and Ella Weis,” 16”X20” archival pigment print, 2010

Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, Transfer of Memory exhibits full-color photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors in their Minnesota homes by photographer David Sherman and  writer Lili Chester. The works underscore the value of life, hope, and the enduring human spirit. Free. St. Paul Jewish Community Center, St. Paul. Details: transferofmemory.org

11/9 — Muslim Women’s Literary Conference

Dr. Tamara Gray, executive director of Rabata

This annual conference raises Muslim women’s voices in literature. The event is organized by Daybreak Press, a publisher of female writers that promotes positive cultural change in works of fiction, nonfiction, and academic text. $15-20. 9:30am – 4pm Hamline University, St. Paul. Details: tinyurl.com/y2sdtuyu

11/9 — Women and the Land Conference (Mankato)

This conference will underscore how women have historically nurtured a sacred bond with the earth and how we might reimagine and reinvigorate that relationship. Environmentalists from around Minnesota will share their experience working in protection, conservation, and stewardship. $15-55. 8:30am-3:45pm. Living Earth Center, Mankato. Details: tinyurl.com/y2pd5fnz

11/7,12,15 — What God Is Honored Here

In October 2019, editors Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang  released this collection of essays by BIPOC writers on    miscarriage and infant loss — experiences that disproportionately affect communities of color. The editors discuss the book and some contributors read at several locations in November: Subtext Books (11/7), Modernwell (11/12), and Next Chapter Booksellers (11/15). Details: tinyurl.com/yykjc6nk. Image: Kao Kalia Yang and Shannon Gibney. Photo by Kristine Heykants

Find the Minnesota Women’s Press at these special events

The Artist’s Way Workshop: Discover Your Creative Path in Life, Sept. 8 – Dec. 8 

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island, Oct. 11 – Nov. 30 

Women’s Leadership Conference Racial & Gender Justice — YWCA Mankato, Nov. 1 

Annual Women in Public Service Conference, Nov. 1 

Ladies Day by Drs. Ross and Amy Crain, Inver Grove Chiropractic, Nov. 2 

Women’s Drum Center Concert — Drumming Our Dreams, Nov. 2 

Girls Are Powerful Mother/Daughter Overnight Retreat, Nov. 2 – 3 

Food Justice Summit, Nov. 4 – 6 

ReUSE Minnesota’s Regional Conference, Nov. 4 

Americans First: Immigrants Last: A History of Xenophobia, Nov. 6 

Ladies Night for Deer Opener, presented by HealthSource Eden Prairie, Nov. 7 

In a Stand of Dying Trees, Nov. 8 – 23 

New Ulm Women’s Expo & Craft Fair, Nov. 9 

Paradise Center for the Arts presents: Wine, Women, and Comedy, Nov. 9 

5th Annual Muslim Women’s Literary Conference & Daybreak Book Awards, Nov. 9 

Women and the Land: Rooted in Connection, Nov. 9 

Waiting in the Wings, a classic play by Noel Coward; A Staged Readying, Nov. 11 

Isuroon’s Mahadsanid (Gratitude) Dinner, Nov. 11 

FEW: November Business Meeting, Nov. 13 

Ladies Night Out — Spicer, Nov. 14 

Optimal Outcomes: Perinatal, Reproductive & Sexual Health, Nov. 15 

Literature Lovers Afternoon Out — Excelsior, Nov. 16 

Literature Lovers Afternoon Out — Stillwater, Nov. 17 

Empower Rising Stars Gala, Nov. 21 

Yoga One Events — Alexandria 

Women on Wednesdays — Women’s Center St. Cloud State University 

Marriage Geek Workshops 

Art of Counseling Workshops 

Irene Greene, MSED Workshops & Events 

Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) Events 

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute Film Series 

Women Leading in Technology Events 

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 

PACER Center Workshops and Events 

NAWBO-MN Events 

League of Women Voters — South Tonka Events 

Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota Events 

TeamWomenMN Events 

Business Development Mastermind Group Events by Rich Chicks 

U of MN Women’s Center Events 

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