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 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.
Mindy Greiling on combatting the patriarchal bias that women are not leaders
Pakou Hang on how to elevate women as candidates
With De’Vonna Pittman, discussions with BIPOC candidates around state — for everything from county commissioners, school board races, city council, sheriffs, about why the role is important, why it is important for women to be at the table, why it is important for BIPOC to be at the table.
“Shaking Up the Endorsement System” (tentative title)