Arvonne Fraser is a titan of Minnesota activism and politics, with a list of titles and accomplishments too long for this format. But for a start: senior fellow emerita of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota; former ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women; founder of the International Women's Rights Action Watch, an NGO that promotes women's rights under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Here she will discuss her new memoir, She's No Lady: Politics, Family, and International Feminism, with the Star Tribune's Lori Sturdevant. In addition to the activities mentioned above, the book treats Fraser's Depression-era childhood on a Minnesota farm, her marriage to congressman and Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser, her run for lieutenant governor, and other parts of her public and personal history.
Thu., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., 2007