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The Women’s Expo

March 28 & 29, 2020 | Rosedale Center, Roseville

Imagine an Expo experience that speaks to every aspect of YOU – from your personal style to the words that feed your soul and the issues that inspire you to act.

This March 28 + 29, The Rock What You Got Women’s Expo is taking over Rosedale Center. Yes, that’s right, the WHOLE mall! Take a moment to show yourself some love while supporting local women, minority, & LGBTQ+ businesses, performers, & speakers.

 

Scroll down for the full entertainment lineup!

The Expo is split into 2 sections:

The HEART of the Expo will be on the 2nd floor of the former Herbergers space and you will need an Expo Ticket to get in! This is where all our major performances, speakers, and special activities will be. 

The Main Mall Area is FREE for all to enjoy! While you need a ticket to see our major performers and speakers in the HEART of the Expo, everyone is invited to shop with our Exhibitors plus enjoy the performances and activities in the mail mall.

The Expo is split into 2 sections:

The HEART of the Expo will be on the 2nd floor of the former Herbergers space and you will need an Expo Ticket to get in! This is where all our major performances, speakers, and special activities will be.

The Main Mall Area is FREE for all to enjoy! While you need a ticket to see our major performers and speakers in the HEART of the Expo, everyone is invited to shop with our Exhibitors plus enjoy the performances and activities in the mail mall.

Inside the HEART of the Expo:

HEAR – Main Stage
TASTE – Food/Drink Area
MOVE – Fitness Area
LOVE – Pet Area
WEAR – Local Boutiques
GIVE – Community Engagement
RELAX – Salon & Spa Area
LEARN – Speaker Stage

Inside the Main Mall Area:

SEE – Community Arts Stage
GROW – Kid’s Area
DREAM – Career Fair

The Expo Lineup

THE MAIN STAGE

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to see these performances.

 

Kat Perkins in concert

Kat Perkins in concert

NBC's The Voice Finalist

In 2014, Kat Perkins turned 3 chairs during her blind audition on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. During her time on the show, several of her stand-out performances charted in the top 5 on iTunes and she sailed to the finals with help from her coach, Adam Levine. She’s since gone on an average of two military tours per year, performing for the troops overseas.

Feminist Book Club live Podcast

Feminist Book Club live Podcast

Local Author Panel

In 2018, Renee M. Powers founded Feminist Book Club (FBC), a monthly subscription box and community that highlights a feminist book and products from woman- and queer-owned businesses. She also hosts the corresponding podcast Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, which speaks to authors, writers, and readers about the intersection of feminism and literature.

feminist icon Drag Show

feminist icon Drag Show

Presented by Flip Phone

From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé, Flip Phone brings a special Feminist Icon themed Drag Show to the Women’s Expo! 

Junauda Petrus-Nasah

Junauda Petrus-Nasah

FBC Author Panelist

Junauda Petrus-Nasah is the writer and director of “Sweetness of Wild” a poetic-episodic film series themed around Blackness, queerness, biking, resistance, love and coming of age in Minneapolis. Her first YA novel, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them is a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book.

Shannon Gibney

Shannon Gibney

FBC Author Panelist

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of Dream Country, a novel about more than five generations of an African descended family, crisscrossing the Atlantic both voluntarily and involuntarily (Dutton, 2018) and See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015). Both books won Minnesota Book Awards.

Sheila O’Connor

Sheila O’Connor

FBC Author Panelist

Sheila O’Connor is the author of six novels including her most recent book, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and named one of the Best Criminal Justice Books of 2019 by the Marshall Project. Awards for her books include the Minnesota Book Award, among others.

Sasha Cassadine

Sasha Cassadine

Drag Show Host

Tygra

Tygra

Drag Show Performer

Mercedes Iman Diamond

Mercedes Iman Diamond

Drag Show Performer

Nocturna Lee Mission

Nocturna Lee Mission

Drag Show Performer

Julia Starr

Julia Starr

Drag Show Performer

Lorna Landvik

Lorna Landvik

Meet & Greet

Lorna Landvik is the author of twelve novels, including her most current CHRONICLES OF A RADICAL HAG (WITH RECIPES) as well as the best-selling PATTY JANE’S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS and OH MY STARS. Also an actor and playwright, she has appeared on many local stages, most recently performing her one-woman-all-improvised show, PARTY IN THE REC ROOM.

FOOD & DRINK AREA

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

Cooking Demo

Cooking Demo

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a nine-time award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur with a prior executive career in corporate America. Born and raised in Guatemala City, her best-selling book, Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen -Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair, is a personal memoir and recipe collection designed to encourage and empower people to explore new foods and cook more fresh meals at home for health and wellness.

SALON & SPA AREA

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

PET AREA

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

ANIMAL ADOPTION

ANIMAL ADOPTION

By Underdog Rescue

Underdog Rescue, MN was founded in 2000 by Shannon McKenzie. They have placed more than 2,100 dogs and cats into loving homes. Underdog Rescue, MN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, foster-based, rescue group dedicated to the rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless dogs and cats of all ages and all breeds.

PET COSTUME CONTEST

PET COSTUME CONTEST

Come dressed up!

FITNESS AREA

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

FITNESS FLIGHT

FITNESS FLIGHT

Class sampler

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AREA

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

BOUTIQUE SHOWCASE

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

SPEAKER STAGE

Inside the HEART of the Women’s Expo. You will need an Expo Ticket to access this area.

 

50 Fun Things

50 Fun Things

With Teresa Thomas

Teresa Thomas, the “Win/Win Connector,” is a presenter, facilitator and author of Win/Win Networking: Your Guidebook for Confident and Effective Connections. Her newly released book, Enjoy the Small Things includes ideas for 50 Fun Things® that are quick pick-me-ups along with action steps and reflections. Teresa is the creator of the 50 Fun Things project guiding people from all walks of life to have more fulfilling lives.

CAREER FAIR

Inside the MAIN MALL AREA of the Women’s Expo. This area is FREE to access.

 

COMMUNITY ARTS STAGE

Inside the MAIN MALL AREA of the Women’s Expo. This area is FREE to access.

 

DRAG MAKEUP TUTORIAL

DRAG MAKEUP TUTORIAL

by Julia Starr

Uncover the beauty secrets that go into creating a glamorous drag queen makeup look. Julia Starr will walk you through a step-by-step tutorial for achieving drag queen perfection or just pick up a few fun tips to add to your regular makeup look.

DIY HOME DECOR DEMO

DIY HOME DECOR DEMO

by Create Space

A place to craft in a fun and friendly environment. Create Space provides all the materials and the instruction to to help you with your unique do-it-yourself creation!

Karaoke with Jearlyn Steele

Karaoke with Jearlyn Steele

Local vocalist

As member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, Jearlyn has performed from South America to Europe. For ten years, she has been an Entertainment Reporter for Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning political show, Almanac. She has also maintained her CBS Sunday night radio show—Steele Talkn’ on WCCO Radio 830AM for nearly two decades.

KID’S AREA

Inside the MAIN MALL AREA of the Women’s Expo. This area is FREE to access.

 

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME

With Sissy Tops & Tygra

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