Sara Evans, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota, led a panel of powerful women that considered the rise of the #MeToo movement in historical context: What is its breadth and depth? Will it result in lasting cultural change?
The December 5, 2018 “Friends Forum” event was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and held at Coffman Memorial Union Theater.
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About Sara Evans
Sara Evans, Regents Professor Emerita, spent her career teaching women’s history at the University of Minnesota. Her research on the history of feminism as a social movement grew from her own involvement in civil rights, anti-war, and women’s rights activism. Her publications include Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left, Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America, and Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century’s End.
About the Panel
Carolyn Chalmers is former Director of the Office for Conflict Resolution at the University of Minnesota. Previously she was a partner at the Leonard Street and Deinard law firm where she litigated employment discrimination cases including sex discrimination claims at the U of M.
Lindsey Middlecamp is a Special Assistant United States Attorney. She worked as a civil litigator in private practice, later as an Assistant City Attorney for Minneapolis, and serves on the board of Stop Street Harassment, national nonprofit.
Simran Mishra is a fourth-year student at the University of Minnesota majoring in Finance with minors in Global Studies, Math, and Business Analytics. She is currently serving as President of the Minnesota Student Association, the undergraduate student government.
Mariam Mohamed has more than 30 years professional experience working with nonprofits, foundations, and public and private organizations. She is co-owner of Hoyo, a company founded on the goal of employing and empowering Somali women.