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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019


10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National NOW Board meeting, Riverside Room

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Registration and Credentialing, Registration Desk in foyer

6:00 p.m.

State Presidents Meeting, Riverside Room

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Lifetime Members and Honored Guests Dinner, (Invitation Only) – Wood Duck Pond

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019


7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Included), Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

First Timers Welcome – Continental Breakfast, Presidential Suite

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

NOW Office, Meadow

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Credentialing, Registration Desk

8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitors and Vendors, Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer


(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Info Central, Red Fox Den

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Plenary I – Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

Opening Address:

  • Toni Van Pelt, President, National Organization for Women
  • Christian Nunes, Vice President, NOW

Credentialing Report

Speakers:

  • Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, State of Minnesota – Invited
  • U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota – Invited
  • U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, Minnesota, 2nd District
  • Commissioner Debbie Goettel, Hennepin County, District 5
  • Julie Blaha, Minnesota State Auditor

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Breakouts A: Workshops

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

12:00 p.m.

Photo Booth Open at Various Times

2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Plenary II: Racial Justice – Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

Speakers:

  • Christian Nunes, Vice President, NOW
  • Prof. Sarah Deer, Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
  • Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives

Honorees:

  • Farah Tanis, Black Women’s Blueprint – Woman of Action Award – Presented by Dr. Kimberly Adams, NOW PAC member
  • Dr. Alice Mann, Physician and Representative, Minnesota House –Victoria J. Mastrobuono Award for Women’s Health – Presented by Jan Erickson, Director, NOW Foundation Programs

(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Breakouts B: Workshops

Issue Hearing: LGBTQIA+ Issues, Hawks Ridge

Issue Hearing: Constitutional Equality, Cardinal Perch

5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

 District Caucus Meetings: Room 1-6

  1. Western – Cardinal Perch
  2. Southern – Eagles Nest
  3. Eastern – Hawks Ridge 
  4. Pacific – Mallard Point
  5. Heartland – Wood Duck Pond
  6. Northern – Owl Overlook

6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Special Constituency Caucus 1: Women of Color – Cardinal Perch
  • Special Constituency Caucus 2: LGBTQIA+ – Eagles Nest
  • Special Constituency Caucus 3: Lawyers – Hawks Ridge
  • Special Constituency Caucus 4: Disability – Owl Overlook
  • Special Constituency Caucus 5: Young Feminists – Mallard Point
  • Special Constituency Caucus 6: Global Feminists – White Pelican Bay

9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Film Screenings: Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

“Period. End of Sentence.”

In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.

“Knock Down the House”

Go behind the scenes as four determined women — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Yoga, Woodlands

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Included), Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NOW Office, Meadow

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Credentialing, Registration Desk

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Exhibitors and Vendors, Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Information Room, Red Fox Den


(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Plenary III: Equality – Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

Speakers:

  • Ellie Smeal. President, Feminist Majority
  • Carol Jenkins, Co-President, ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality
  • Betty Folliard, Founder and Past President, ERA Minnesota and former Minnesota House of Representatives Member
  • Erin Maye Quade, Advocacy Director, Gender Justice and former candidate for Lt. Governor, Minnesota
  • Nia T. Winston, President, UniteHere Local #24, Michigan and Ohio

Honorees:

  • Prof. Catharine A. MacKinnon, Author and Leading Feminist Thinker — Woman of Vision Award – Presented by Twiss Butler, Reference Librarian, NOW
  • Alice Cohan, Feminist Majority Foundation – Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented by Linda Berg, Political Director, NOW

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Breakouts C: Workshops

Issue Hearing: Young Feminists, Hawks Ridge

Issue Hearing: Racial Justice, Cardinal Perch

12:00 p.m.

Photo Booth Open at Various Times

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch included with NOW PAC Plenary

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Plenary IV: NOW PAC – Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

Speakers:

  • Linda Berg, NOW Political Director, Introductions
  • U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, Minnesota – Invited
  • U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Minnesota, 5th District – Invited    
  • Del. Hala Ayala, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Virginia Senate
  • Meggie Wittorf, Executive Director, Women Winning
  • Sen. Pat Spearman, Nevada Senate
  • Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority

Honoree:

  • Erin Murphy, Former Candidate for Governor, Minnesota – Woman of Courage Award – Presented by Joan Hicks Boone, President, Minnesota NOW

(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Breakouts D: Workshops

Issue Hearing: Economic Justice, Hawks Ridge

Issue Hearing: Ending Violence Against Women, Cardinal Perch

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Breakouts E: Workshops

Issue Hearing: Reproductive Rights and Justice, Hawks Ridge

5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Plenary V: Reproductive Rights – Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

Speakers:

  • Christian Nunes, Vice President, NOW
  • Amy Hagstrom Miller, Executive Director, Whole Woman’s Health
  • Freda Mckee, President, Missouri NOW

Honoree:

Lizz Winstead – Woman of Impact Award – Presented by Toni Van Pelt, President, NOW

  • Lizz Winstead, Comedian, radio and television personality, author and blogger. A native of Minnesota, co-creator and head writer of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio; Head of a reproductive rights organization, Abortion Access Front

7:15 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dance Party/Open Mic Night, Wood Duck Pond, Cash bar

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019


(Conference Schedule and Timing Subject to Change)


7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (Included), Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NOW Office, Meadow

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration and Credentialing, Registration Desk

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exhibitors and Vendors, Minnesota Valley Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Information, Red Fox Den

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Plenary VI: Resolutions, By-Laws Update, Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Break for Hotel Checkout

11:30 a.m.
Plenary VI: Resolutions, By-Laws Update, Minnesota Valley Ballroom II – IV