March Book Club | Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement
Written by Lori Sturdevant (2014)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)
This months book club will be facilitate by Dr. George Woytanowitz, Dr. Angela High-Pippert, and Dr. Young-ok An
While there is no single hero of the Minnesota women’s movement, Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, changed the way her fellow judges saw the cases they decided. A champion of both women’s rights and civil rights, she brought new attention to the problems that faced women impoverished by divorce, abused by their partners, and others who coped with poverty and discrimination. With sharp intelligence and hard work, Wahl herself had overcome childhood tragedy and a difficult marriage to become a defense attorney, a respected judge, and a mentor to many. As essential backdrop to Wahl’s inspiring story, Sturdevant charts the progress of the women’s rights movement in Minnesota and showcases notable leaders on both sides of the aisle.