Group Project Handout

I went minimalist on our handout. However, we only talked about these four links at our meeting. I have it setup as a half-page split vertically by columns on the word doc. Let me know if you have recommendations, though I may see you at our pre-meeting which will occur shortly.

The text is as follows:

  • Self-Esteem Act

    Would require all advertising that has been altered to have a “truth-in-advertsing” label indicating this.




  • MnNOW (Minnesota National Organization for Women)

    Mission since 1971:”Taking action to bring women into the mainstream of American society NOW, exercising all privileges and responsibili- ties thereof, in truly equal partnership with men. “




  • MNCAFE (Minnesota Constitutional Amendment for Equality) Coalition

    Coalition that seeks to add the following language to our state Constitution: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the state of Minnesota or any of its political subdivisions on account of gender.”

    Twitter: mnCAFE



  • Second Foundations School

    A student-centered school. Students create their own schedules, attending classes they want to.

    219 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414



Group Members:

Tay Roy

Connor Macklin

Madalynn Grace

Kevin Chavis




Hey Group!

I apologize again for not being well to make it to the 2nd workshop as well as our meeting for the presentation. Unfortunately we weren’t able to include me in the presentation meeting by phone or skype. I would like to help with the presentation including the video part that I said I would. I need to get the videos and it would be best for me to meet you at mctc. I will be on campus today (Monday) from 8am-5pm, I’ll be in Mpls area tommorow and could stop by to meet at school around 12p. I’d hate to have to wait until Wednesday but I will be on campus as early as 8am. Also, it’s not a big thing but it was frusterating to only hear back from Kevin through all my attempts to still be involved with the group for both the workshop and then presentation planning meeting. If you would like to get in touch with me the best way is on my phone, by calling or texting. Thanks.

Meeting 12/3/11

OK! It is snowing. Connor is making a video blog. We’ve had a fairly productive meeting. Everyone in the group needs to be working on the ideas for their personal reflection piece of the presentation, which we are all going to speak on.


– How we decided on this topic

– What our mission is

– What/how we decided to choose our workshop ideas

Workshop planning:

– How we found a site

– Madalynn was in contact with SFS

– Discuss individual planning ideas/what resources we used to plan


– Madalynn and Connor will speak for the most part about the first workshop

– Kevin and Connor will speak primarily about the second workshop

Show pictures/video:

-Connor will work on creating and compiling video clips

Individual reflection:

– Prepare your reflection that is no more than a minute long, but about a minute


Friday’s Workshop

Hi, group! So, unfortunately due to a math test, I can’t come for Bustin’ Down Walls second workshop at Second Foundation School, as I had mentioned was most likely going to be the case. I’m pretty disappointed about this, but at least I have faith that you three are gonna rock it hopefully so hard that you will have the most satisfying bangover EVER.

Just to let you know, I did confirm with Starri that you will be there tomorrow around noon to conduct our second workshop. She had actually emailed me to confirm and is really looking forward to it. This is something we can discuss in the future, but the school would love to have us keep coming even past our project this semester. I don’t know where others stand, but I know that Tay is working on a mentoring relationship there, and I fully intend to keep fostering my relationship with this school as well. Oh, and if the school gets this grant, Starri mentioned giving us a (most likely modest) stipend ($$$$$$) if we continue to come.

You guys have to make sure to document EVERYTHING so I know how it goes! And whoever can blog about it afterwards do so right away! As I write this, I am realizing more and more how sad I am that I can’t come. I guess I’m gonna sleep on it, but if in the morning I decided, “Screw math!” and come to SFS instead of MCTC, I will text you guys.

Ok, well good luck! (maybe see you there if my heart strings keep a pullin’?)