A free discussion with special guests Don and Arvonne Fraser, the political power-couple of Minnesota in the late 20th century, following the matinee performance of Nellie.
Don served on the Minnesota Senate, (1954-1962), then the United States House of Representatives (1963-1979), and served as president of Americans for Democratic Action from 1974 to 1976. He was elected mayor of Minneapolis in 1979, and was the longest-serving mayor in Minneapolis history from January 1, 1980 until December 31, 1993 (succeeded by the city's first female and first African-American mayor, Sharon Sayles Belton).
Arvonne is a published author who has received numerous awards and commendations for her service and advocacy for social justice and progressive policies. She served as national president of Women's Equity Action League from 1972-4, was director of the Office of Women in Development at the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1977-1981 after serving as Counselor, Office of Presidential Personnel in the Carter administration and, earlier, as Upper Midwest Director of the Carter for President campaign. She was a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota from 1982 to 1994 where she directed the International Women's Rights Action Project (IWRAW) and co-founded the school's Center on Women and Public Policy. And from 1993 - 1994 she served as US Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
FREE to ticketed patrons of Sunday's performance.
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The date (2/14) on the promotional mailer is incorrect. The AFTERTHOUGHTS post-show discussion will be on Sunday, February 17.