Gender Justice Brunch: A Conversation with Melissa Murray

Gender Justice Brunch: A Conversation with Melissa Murray

There is so much to love about brunch: food favorites, mimosas, conversations, friends, and more! We are taking the best things about brunch to create a new Gender Justice event!

Join us and a few of our favorite drag queens for mingling and trivia, and then sit down for brunch while Gender Justice Legal Director Jess Braverman hosts an informative (and quite possibly hilarious) discussion with Melissa Murray, legal analyst for MSNBC and co-host of the popular podcast “Strict Scrutiny.” Melissa is one of the nation’s leading experts on women’s rights, reproductive rights and justice, and the United States Supreme Court.

Sunday, October 15
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Glass House
145 Holden St N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Limited space is available for a pre-event meet & greet with Melissa Murray beginning at 10:00 a.m. View more information below below about getting a ticket to the meet & greet.

The Minneapolis Farmers market will be going on during the event, but valet parking is available. Please drive right up to the venue. 

There are also road closures near Glass House, but the venue is still accessible coming from Lyndale Ave. 

For those in the legal community, CLE (continuing legal education) credit is available.

Waiting List for the Gender Justice Brunch

Livestream: A Gender Justice Conversation with Melissa Murray

We are adding a livestream of the event to make the discussion accessible for those who want to join virtually!
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Jess and Melissa will explore the intersection of gender, race, and the law and the ways in which gendered roles and expectations have long permeated—and continue to permeate—all aspects of our society today. From romps on private jets to dismantling decades of legal precedent—this is a historic and consequential moment for the Supreme Court. This fall, let us help you brunch your way to understanding its impact.

Informally fabulous (wear whatever makes you feel comfortable)

Limited space is available for a pre-event meet & greet with Melissa Murray beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The meet & greet will include bottomless mimosas and passed appetizers!

Tickets to the meet & greet are included in some sponsor and ticket packages or can be purchased as an add-on for $100. See the form above for more details.

If cost is a barrier and you are interested in attending the meet & greet, please contact [email protected] about a reduced cost or complimentary ticket.

Complimentary childcare will be provided in the event space for all ages.

An ASL interpreter will be provided during the main event program.

In following CDC guidelines for large gatherings, we expect that everyone who is eligible will be fully vaccinated. If you have an exemption, we ask that you please wear a mask. Please do not attend if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

The event will have take place both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Masks are optional for fully vaccinated attendees and will be provided on site. We welcome individuals to make decisions around masking that allow them to most comfortably participate in the event, including wearing masks.

This event is possible thanks to our generous sponsors:

Justice Partner

Ciresi Conlin LLP
Wanta Thome


Justice Defender

Ann Tobin & David Booth
Chowgirls Catering
Contreras Edin Law, PA
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP
National Women’s Law Center
Nichols Kaster PLLP
OutFront Minnesota
Robins Kaplan LLP
Saul Ewing LLP
TakeAction Minnesota
Vote Run Lead
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota


Justice Leader

Fiebiger Law LLC
Ilhan for Congress
O’Connell Consulting LLC


Justice Advocate

Ann Allenson, Judith Johnson, & John Morrice
David Bjork & Jeff Bengtson
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
MSP Nest Team, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty
Next in Nonprofits
Office of Commissioner Irene Fernando
PFUND Foundation
Seven Corners Print & Promo

Visit this page to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.