Articles from March 2011

MNCASA AWARE Event April 7, 2011


Thursday, April 7, 2011
4:30—7:30 p.m.
Program and awards at 5:30 p.m.
Wine and Hors D’oeuvres
Silent Auction*
Suggested Donation $25.00—$75.00

Kelly Inn, 161 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN

2011 AWARE Award Honorees:
Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Victor Vieth, National Child Protection Training Center
Kaarin Long and Tom Ragatz, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
Winona County Board

Please join us to celebrate advocates and allies who are working to prevent sexual violence; honor special guests for their work to raise awareness about sexual violence; support MNCASA’s growth as a policy leader on sexual violence issues; and commemorate April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Women’s Human Rights Film Series: "Africa Rising"

Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:00 PM

Metropolitan State University Library
Ecolab Room, 645 East Seventh St., St. Paul


Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of African to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). An insightful look at the frontlines of a quiet revolution taking the continent by storm, this extraordinarily powerful film travels through remote villages in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Somalia, and Tanzania. Weaving together dynamic footage and the poignant stories of girls personally affected by FGM, it shows how African women and men are putting an end to this human rights violation. “Africa Rising” paints an intimate portrait of the broadly-based but little-known anti-FGM movements and shows that courageous, creative, and resourceful individuals can change the course of history.

Following this film there will be a discussion led by Beatríz Menanteau, Staff Attorney in the Women’s Human Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights.

For more information

SANE Training April 18-22, 2011

SANE Training  April 18-22, 2011
8-5:30 p.m.
Registration Information:
Registration must be completed by April 11, 2011 
Register online
or Print and Register
Class size is limited and will fill on a first paid/first registered basis. If after the deadline date, please call or email to inquire about training availability. Training supplies, manuals, light snacks and food cost for three (3) “working
lunches will be provided. (more…)

March 8th Education on Immigration and Latin@ patients

We have an exciting development with our Education on Immigration and Latin@ patients! In addition to Immigration attorney Jenny Zanner and Mercedes Moreno from CLUES, we will have a Latina speaker sharing her story of IPV and sexual assault. This will be a valuable learning experience!
6-8 p.m.
MNCASA office 10th floor of the Best Western Kelly Inn St. Paul

161 St. Anthony Avenue • St. Paul, Minnesota 55103