Registration now open here.

"Using Our Voice & Vote" will be held October 16 at the Carondelet Center, 1809 Randolph St., St. Paul. 

4:30pm Social hour

5:30pm Sit-down dinner and keynote presentation "Progressive Solidarity"

7pm Breakout sessions: Engagement, Voting Rights, Systemic Leadership (in housing, criminal justice reform), and Lobbying

8pm Closing session with comic Wendy Berkowitz

Tables to include on-site voter registration.

Dinner Keynote:
“Progressive Solidarity” 

We know the issues we care deeply about. Do we know how to build intersectional and intergenerational momentum for these issues? Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Nekima Levy Armstrong will share what they heard and what they saw on the campaign trail. It will challenge us to collaborate in new ways as we move forward together.

Breakout Sessions
  • ENGAGEMENT: Experiential exercises in how to reframe storytelling with people we don’t agree with. Moderator Suzanne Candell
  • VOTING RIGHTS: What to know about being legally registered. How to report voter intimidation. How Census 2020 impacts election districts. How can you be an ally? Moderator Zaynab Abdi
  • SYSTEMIC LEADERSHIP: A panel discussion that offers talking points about two fractured systems that need strong leadership in this election cycle: housing and criminal justice reform. Moderator Stephannie Lewis
  • LOBBYING: Why women are great lobbyists. The skills needed for post-election impact on marathon issues like reproductive rights, climate change, education. Moderator Asma Mohammed



Thanks to these partners for helping MWP Conversations happen!

  • St. Catherine University 
  • League of Women Voters
  • MN Women's Consortium 
  • Vote-Climate
  • Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates
  • AM950 Radio
  • Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation
  • Kaleo Center


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The Series

April 25, 2018: “Powerful Everyday Women,” at Chowgirls venue. Our first MWP Conversation was a success, featuring six notable storytellers and more than 100 women. Focus: how we pledge to use the power of our voice as women this year. Click for storytellers. 

October 16, 2018: “Using Our Voice & Vote,” at Carondelet Center, St. Paul. Focus: community inspiration, tools, and connection for mid-term elections and post-election lobbying. Click for registration.

January 15, 2019: “Healing Trauma,” at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Focus: what NEAR science says about the impact of intergenerational trauma, adverse childhood experiences, exploitation — and what is required for healing and restoration.

April 13, 2019: “Embracing the End of Life,” at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Focus: a day-long event featuring elder care specialists, end-of-life doulas, hospice caretakers, and perspectives on transition.

July 9, 2019: “Restoration.” Focus: recorded conversation with select participants about restorative justice, reparation, reformation vs. punishment (for a future deep-issue topic in MN Women’s Press).