Strong Women

Conversations with women about their lived experience in northern Minnesota.

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https://macrostieartcenter.org/staff

Kayla Aubid is educator and arts administrator concentrating on contemporary Indigenous art, culture, and community agency.  She is a Blandin Foundation trustee, a commissioner on the Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission and the Gallery Director at MacRostie Art Center.  She’s joined us to  tell us about events for Indigenous Peoples' Day AND the Land Acknowledgement at the MacRostie Art Center. 

Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht joined us this morning to tell us more about the acknowledgment of Indigenous Peoples' Treaty Day in Bemidji.  We also featured Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo, Close to Home from the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Grand Rapids as well a conversation with Kayla Aubid - Gallery Director at MacRostie Art Center in downtown Gr

https://laurenkcarlson.com/

From the write up at the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Grand Rapids Thursday October 3rd-5th

WE CAN! Working Towards Equity in Rural Communities through Female-led Artistic Interventions and Creative Action

Ashley Hanson, Lauren Carlson, Cassie Williams, Esmeralda Hernandez, Saara Raapana, (Women’s Empowerment Creative Action Network)

On August 5th of 2019 Barbara McDonald became the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica.  With a background in leadership and higher education administration and a long career with the MN State Colleges and Universities System including North Hennepin Community College Itasca Community College and Rainy River Community College in International Falls. 

https://www.sarahsmarsh.com/

Sarah Smarsh believes there is "an exodus afoot that suggests a national homecoming, across generations, to less bustling spaces."  Does this sound like northern Minnesota to you?

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed Sarah Smarsh goes on to point out that rural folks are not just white people lamenting the loss of their family farm.  Rural places have a diversity of voices  -  a diversity of people in places that get defined by most often by people who live in urban areas.

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