Women in Politics Series

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This ongoing series of conversations with Minnesota women about their engagement in politics was created as a collaboration between Amra Avdic, journalist and project director of the Contemporary Women’s Festival in Bosnia, and Minnesota Women’s Press, thanks to support from the global Community Solutions Program in Fall 2021.

Amra interviewed Minnesota women engaged with politics to share conversations with her television audience in Bosnia about how to engage and support women candidates and voters in what has been perceived as a patriarchal society.


Conversation with Nausheena Hussain, founder of Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood of Empowerment.

Full version here.


Conversation with Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. Rena Moran, and Sen. Patricia Torres Ray about why they are stepping away from long-time roles as a Minnesota legislator, frustrations and successes, and what they hope to see with the next generation of women leaders.

Full version here.


Transcripts coming

In Development

“Shaking Up the Endorsement System” (tentative title)

“What I Want to Do About…” 


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