Changemakers see extraordinary opportunities in everyday occurrences. They apply their talents to shape the society we share, and fearlessly approach new territory, knowing the frontier broadens as they arrive.
April 28, 2018 ~ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Anderson Center, Room 111
St. Paul, Minnesota
Coffee, pastries, and lunch provided!
Agenda (subject to change)
8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – Welcome & Opening Plenary
10:00 am – Awards
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – “Changemakers on the Rise” panel with Q & A
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Sexual harassment/bystander prevention workshop, facilitated by Men As Peacemakers
3:00 pm – Break
3:15 pm – Afternoon Plenary
4:30 pm – Closing Comments
*Silent Auction will be open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
“Changemakers on the Rise” Panel
Arique Aguilar, Lead Organizer at TakeAction MN and manager of the Womxn of Color Table
Amanda Koonjbeharry, Administrative Manager, Hennepin County No Wrong Door Initiative
Migdalia Loyola Meléndez, MPA, Senior Director of Education and Outreach at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Sarah Curtiss, Men As Peacemakers
Sean Elmquist, Men As Peacemakers
Minnesota NOW is seeking nominations for our annual awards. The Feminist of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding NOW member. The Charlotte Striebel Long Distance Runner Award honors a lifetime of work for women’s equality. Nominations should be sent to Minnesota NOW President Ami Wazlawik at email@example.com by April 1, 2018.
Any NOW member who lives in Minnesota and has been a member for at least 30 days before the conference is allowed to vote at the State Conference. To vote, a NOW member must be credentialed, which requires either a NOW membership card, listing of your name and a membership expiration date on a national NOW membership record, a cancelled check payable to NOW, or written verification by a chapter or state treasurer.
MN NOW Officers
Elections for the officers of Minnesota NOW will be held during the conference. All positions are up for election. All officers are elected to one-year terms. Only members in good standing in National NOW for not less than one year and in Minnesota NOW for not less than three months prior to the conference are eligible to hold these offices. Those interested in running for any of the positions should submit this form by April 13, 2018. View officer positions.
At-large State Board Members
The State Conference is also the time when at-large members (those members of Minnesota NOW not affiliated with a chapter) elect their representatives. We will be electing at-large state board members at this year’s conference.
Resolutions and Bylaws Changes
Resolutions are requested to be submitted in advance to Minnesota NOW by April 13, 2018. Sub-mission via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is preferred, but typed hard copies are accepted. Include the name and telephone number of the author. Resolutions may also be submitted from the floor during the Plenary session (Please bring copies for everyone present to read).
Special Needs & Requests
Please contact Minnesota NOW at email@example.com by April 13, 2018 if you have special needs, wish to request a scholarship to cover all or partial registration fee, or need or can provide a ride.
It is a policy of all NOW units that official meetings shall be scent-free. We ask that all attendees refrain from wearing scented products, including perfume and scented lotions.