The #MeToo movement has emerged as a powerful culture shift, where women's voices and experiences are exposing harassment and demanding a reckoning. The scope of the movement is new, but the inequities are not. How can we find relevant connections between our present and women's experiences in the past?
Join an MNHS librarian and an MNHS educator to learn about three instances in Minnesota's past where women fought stereotypes, prejudice, inequity and harassment: U.S. Rep. Coya Knutson, the Willmar 8, and Jenson v. Eveleth Mines. View authentic historical sources, and discuss ways the stories of the past can help students and teachers build historical bridges to current events.
This program is intended for classroom teachers, grades 6-12. We will be focusing on classroom resources and strategies, with time built in for discussion.
The $10 fee includes parking at the History Center. Educators who attend the full program will receive two clock hours. Please contact Jessica Ellison with questions.