U.S. Senator Klobuchar to Speak at Building Bridges Conference

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be at Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, March 7, at the College’s annual Building Bridges Conference, which is titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture”.

Senator Klobuchar will deliver a welcoming address to conference attendees at approximately 9 a.m. in Christ Chapel and will also discuss some of her work in Congress on issues related to sexual assault.

Access the live stream of this year’s Building Bridges Conference. 

In 2013, Klobuchar cosponsored and helped lead the effort to pass the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which updated the landmark legislation that has had a profound role in protecting women and supporting the victims of sexual and domestic violence.

This will mark Klobuchar’s second appearance at Gustavus in the last six months as she also came to campus in early October to speak at the inauguration of current Gustavus President Rebecca Bergman.

This year’s Building Bridges Conference will feature keynote speakers Jessica Valenti and Kyle Tran Myhre, better known by his stage name, Guante. Valenti is a daily columnist for the Guardian US and the author of four books on politics, feminism, and culture. Guante is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator and writer whose work has appeared on Upworthy, MSNBC, Racialicious, Feministing, MPR, Everyday Feminism, and The Progressive.

Tickets for the Building Bridges Conference are available online at gustavustickets.com. Tickets are free for students and $10 for adults. More information about this year’s Conference is available online.


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One Comment

  1. gordon mansergh says:

    kudos – hope the conference was productive!