International Women’s Day ERA Rally
International Women’s Day ERA Rally
WEDNESDAY 3/7, Bisexual Book Club

The bisexual book club meets monthly on the first Wednesday.
The March book is “For Sizakele.” The book follows Taylor, a
queer Nigerian college student, who is in a passionate relationship
with Lee, a black American basketball-playing pianist. As Taylor
encounters challenges to her femme and African identities, she
finds ways to define herself on her own terms. 7pm. Quatrefoil
Library, 1220 E. Lake Street, Mpls. Details: 612-849-4049


3/4-10, Drumming Test Drive

Learn any variety of drumming styles: West African, Taiko,
hand drum, djembe style. All Test Drive classes are free for those
who have not taken that class before. Registration is required,
and spots are limited. Class dates and times vary. Registration
required. Women's Drum Center, 2242 University Ave W., St. Paul.
Details: womensdrumcenter.org, info@womensdrumcenter.net

"Spiral," by Mary Simon-Casati, acrylic on Aluminum, 4’x6’


THURSDAY 3/8, International Women’s Day ERA Rally


For the last four years, Minnesota women have recognized
International Women’s Day by rallying at the State Capitol Rotunda
for the Equal Rights Amendment. The day starts at 8am for training
on how to lobby your legislator; 9am meet with your state senator
and representative; 10:30am rally. Details: eramn.org



THROUGH 3/16, Feminist Imagery

Two exhibitions explore the history and evolution of feminist
imagery in contemporary art. “Born Again” features selected
artworks from Judy Chicago’s Birth Project, a series of screen prints,
needle works and textiles, from more than 150 artists, that first
toured the United States during the mid-1980s. Judy Chicago was
a major mover in the development of feminist art education in the
United States and locally at St. Catherine University. “Born Again”
takes a fresh look at the themes and considers their impact 30 years
after its creation.

“After: Birth” specifically addresses contemporary responses to
the concepts of motherhood, sexuality and the role of embroidery,
fibers, clay and photography in third- and fourth-wave feminist art.

A panel discussion on March 7, at 7pm, will offer reflections and
remembrances of the controversial Arts Core Program for Women
by the women who were there.

Gallery hours, M-F, 8am-8pm, Sat/Sun, 12-6pm. The Catherine
G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Details: http://
gallery.stkate.edu


THROUGH 3/10, A Common Thread


The fiber art of 120 Textile Center members is featured in this
annual showcase, including weaving, quilting, knitting, lacemaking,
basketry, sculpture and more. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave.
SE, Mpls. Details: textilecentermn.org, 612-436-0464


THURSDAY 3/15, Mental Health Day at the Capitol

Mental health advocates and friends will gather for Mental
Health Day at the Capitol. Key issues this year include school-
linked mental health services, housing and employment programs,
health insurance parity for mental illnesses, funding for children’s
and adults residential services and more. An issues briefing session
will be held at the St. Paul Armory at 9:30am, followed by a rally in
the Capitol Rotunda from 11:15-Noon. Visits are being scheduled
with legislators after the rally. The event is sponsored by the Mental
Health Legislative Network, a coalition of nearly 40 organizations
working to improve mental health services in Minnesota. Free buses
are being provided from greater Minnesota and in Minneapolis and
St. Paul. Details: namihelps.org, 651-645-2948, 1-888-626-4435



THROUGH 3/18, “Collected Stories”

The conflicting perspectives of a teacher and her student, about
intellectual property and the ownership of experiences, explores the
unique worldviews of two very different women writers. Directed by
Jennie Ward. $28-38, student discounts. Minnesota Jewish Theatre
Company, Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Parkway, St.
Paul. Details: mnjewishtheatre.org/collected-stories, 651-647-4315