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April 20: Violence Against Native American and Indigenous Women

Sarah Deer, professor of law and co-director of the Indian Law Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, to give presentation.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-13-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Sarah Deer, a professor of law and co-director of the Indian Law Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will present a lecture, “The Beginning and End of Rape: Sexual Violence in Indian Country,” on Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union (one block north of Stadium Road on the corner of Ellis Avenue and South Road).

The lecture, free and open to the public, is the final event in a three-month series of lectures and workshops held in February, March and April at Minnesota State Mankato that were scheduled in an effort to end violence against women.

The three-month series of events began in February, when the documentary film, “Treasure,” which addresses violence against trans* women of color, was shown. (Note: Trans* is a word intended to encompass a variety of diverse identities.) After the film, a conversation and question and answer session was held with activists Andrea Jenkins and Emani Love.

The series continued in March, when Kris Macomber, a visiting assistant professor at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., presented a lecture, “Male Allies in Anti-Violence Activism: Lessons Learned and Next Steps.”

University groups co-sponsoring the three monthly events include the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Social Justice Lecture Series and the Women’s Center. Numerous community organizations are also co-sponsoring the events.

For more information on any of the events, please contact Carol Glasser, an associate professor of sociology at Minnesota State Mankato and the coordinator of the Social Justice Lecture Series. Glasser can be reached by email at or by phone at 507-389-1345.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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