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April 10: 14th Annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, to speak in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-2-2019

Mankato, Minn. – Stephanie Schriock (pictured), the president of the political action committee EMILY’s List, will present Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 14th annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The lecture is open to the public. Free tickets are available in the Minnesota State Mankato Women’s Center, located in Centennial Student Union, Room 218, or by calling 507-389-6146.

For questions about media coverage and interviews, please contact Liz Steinborn-Gourley, director of the Women’s Center, by phone at 507-389-6147 or by email at

An event preview provided by the Minnesota State Mankato Women’s Center include the following information about Schriock: “Under Schriock’s leadership, EMILY’s List has expanded and tripled its staff and resources, leading to the election of record numbers of women to the U.S. House and Senate and the recruitment and training of thousands of women to run for office. Schriock is also the president of American Women, a research organization affiliated with EMILY’s List that seeks to increase public awareness of the issues with an impact on women and families. She serves on the board of advisors for Let America Vote, whose mission is to end voter suppression in the U.S.”

Schriock obtained her bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1995. While she was a student she served as the speaker and the legislative director of the then Mankato State Student Association. She earned her master’s degree at George Washington University in political management.

About the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship
The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies launched the Perkins Lectureship campaign in 2003 to commemorate Perkins’ retirement as chair of the department for over a decade. Perkins’ commitment to and enthusiasm for gender & women’s studies helped make the department an exciting and dynamic place to study systems of oppression both locally and internationally.

The aim of this lectureship is to invite a distinguished feminist scholar/activist to campus each year to visit Minnesota State Mankato and deliver an address to the community.

The lectureship fulfills the mission of the Women’s Center and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies to promote feminist scholarship and activism and to encourage the exchange of ideas.

Previous lecturers have included Lilly Ledbetter, Gloria Steinem, Wilma Mankiller, Laverne Cox, Anita Sarkeesian, Melissa Harris-Perry and others.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is part of the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,227 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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