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Elect Her-Campus Women Win Training

Date: 02/23/2013

Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

Elect Her-Campus Women Win is a FREE 4.5 hour training* that is held on campuses and that teaches college women how to run for and win student government positions at their institutions such as the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The training covers skills such as how to mobilize a constituency, how to craft a message, and how to speak confidently and present oneself as a candidate. Outside experts and current and former student government officials speak to participants about their experiences and what they have learned from running for office.

In addition to leadership training through Elect Her-Campus Women Win, we want to provide more college women the valuable experience of running for and serving on student government because there is a clear connection between service in student government and future political service.

Sponsored by AAUW and Running Start, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has been selected as one of 39 sites on college campuses across the country to host this training this year. In conjunction with its partners, the Women’s Center is pleased to have the opportunity to bring this training to the University of Minnesota. It is an exciting time for women in politics; as a result of this past election there will be more women in Congress than ever before. Still, there is much work to be done. We believe it can happen here, right at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Participants in this training are women who are interested or have considered running for student government. It is NOT expected that participants have prior political experience; that is what the training is for. We strongly encourage women of all identities and backgrounds to apply. We recognize that women have many other identities in addition to their gender. It is important that women step into leadership roles to not only provide a voice for other women, but also for the other identities they might hold such as their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, religion, age and more. This training is open to BOTH undergraduate and graduate/professional students who are interested in running for: Minnesota Student Association (MSA), Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), Student Senate, or other opportunities.

*All participants are asked to stay for the entire training.

Interested students may download an application from diversity.umn.edu/women/electher, or apply online. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Additionally, if you know someone who you think would benefit from the training, feel free to nominate them! Nominations are due by midnight on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Contact:

  • Name: Sara Pennebecker
  • E-mail: penne048@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-0629
  • Sponsored by: Womens Center

More information: http://diversity.umn.edu/women

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Women's Center, women@umn.edu, 612-625-9837.

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