The Jungle Theater and the Southern Theater are thrilled to partner and remount the Jungle's production of The Wolves directed by Sarah Rasmussen. We're also excited to spark meaningful dialogue by facilitating a discussion with some of the most powerful voices in women's sports in the Twin Cities. See below for more info our amazing panelists.
Moderated by Sarah Rasmussen, director, and Cara Phipps, assistant director, come learn from these voices, and see the show!
Moderator: CARA PHIPPS
EHRENOH SAY (Like A Girl Activist)
ZAYNAB ABDI (Immigrants and Refugees Youth Ambassador/ Co-author of Green Card Voices)
ANNA BAETH (Tucker Center Research Assistant/ PHD Candidate)
Moderator: SARAH RASMUSSEN
ANNA BAETH (Tucker Center Research Assistant/ PHD Candidate)
VERONICA NASH (Coach of Twin Cities Native Lacrosse)
MUNA MOHAMED (Co-Founder of the Cedar Riverside Community Traveling Basketball Program)
FEB 1, 8, & 15
5:30PM - 6:30PM
When Fartun Osman was a little girl growing up in Somalia very few girls went to school and fewer played sports. She eventually went on to play on the Somali National Basketball team before the Civil War in Somalia. Fartun immigrated to America and continued her dedication to sports. Since 2005, Fartun has coached more than 500 girls, ages 8-18. Many of them have gone on to college and giving back. Fartun has been awarded by WNBA Lynx inspiring women award, McKnight Foundation, Toyota Everyday Heros and more. She's now Coach of the Somali Womens National Basketball team she once played for.
Ellie Roscher is the author of Play Like a Girl and How Coffee Saved my Life. She is the Director of Youth and Story Development at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence in Writing and an MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. She lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and two sons.
Jennifer Larrick is the assistant coach at Augsburg University, Girls Director of Coaching at BV United, and a co-founder of Like a Girl. Jen played collegiate soccer at the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota. She completed her M.Ed in Youth Leadership Development at the University of Minnesota. She recently was named a 2018-2019 United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 member. Jen is also the soccer consultant for The Wolves! Her interests include youth work and social justice oriented coaching pedagogy and practice.
Ehrenoh Say, who goes by Rose, is a senior at Washington Technology Magnet High school. She's been playing soccer since 5th grade. Soccer has been a big part of her life growing up, citing that she can take her stress out by playing. Say plays soccer on her school's varsity team, acting as team captain in 2018. She also plays for Karen Nation, a Karen soccer team. In addition to playing soccer, Say is also a Board Member for Like a Girl. During the school year, Rose coaches a girls soccer team, who were city champions two years in a row. Being part of Like A Girl has made Rose help a lot of girls become visible to the world. In the summer, she works with the Sanneh Foundation, coaches children, and teaches Sunday school at church.
Zaynab Abdi is a junior honor student at St. Catherine University. She is from Yemen. Zaynab fled the war in Yemen and made it safely to Egypt before another revolution started there. After two years Zaynab arrived in the United States of America but had to leave a sister that is two years younger than her back in Egypt. Zaynab and her family’s life experience taught her how to speak up for herself and be her own advocate. Zaynab works with the Green Card Youth Voices and Immigrants and Refugees Youth Ambassador, and she is also a co~author of the Green Card Voices Minneapolis book. Zaynab also works as an Advocate for girls’ education with the Malala Fund and she also wrote her story in the book that Malala published in 2019 January WE ARE DISPLACED. Zaynab has spoken in The United Nations and UNICEF and other many organization. Zaynab Abdi enrolled at Wellstone International High School two days after landing in Minnesota. Although she arrived knowing little English, she graduated in 2016, with a 4.0 GPA, and was captain of her soccer team. She is a student at St. Catherine University, where she is also a soccer player and coach. She started a soccer team at St.kate's for minorities to empower them to play soccer and to increase their confidence in them. She also an active leader on campus. She serves as The Student Senate Chair of 2018-2019. Zaynab is also an RA (Residence Advisor).
Anna Baeth is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, studying Sport Sociology. Baeth is a research assistant in the Tucker Center and is an assistant lacrosse coach at Hamline University. In 2018, she received a graduate student research grant through the NCAA for her dissertation: Analyzing the Pathways of Women Head Coaches with Career Longevity in NCAA D-I Sport. Baeth examines women with career longevity in coaching in an effort to help administrators and coaches retain women in the profession at all levels. Prior to her time in Minnesota, Baeth was the Head Field Hockey Coach at Oberlin College and Conservatory (OH). Baeth earned her M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College (MA) while acting as an assistant field hockey coach with the Mount Holyoke College. In 2009, she rode her bicycle cross country with the non-profit Bike and Build to raise awareness of affordable housing issues. Baeth graduated from Swarthmore College (PA) with a degree in Sociology / Anthropology and Education Studies where she also founded the not-for-profit organization, Chester Neighborhood Bike Works.
Muna Mohamed received her B.S in Exercise Science from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Currently, Mohamed is student at the University of Minnesota, working towards completing her master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology and her thesis project, which examines the experience of East African female athletes in competitive sporting. Prior to her studies at the University of Minnesota, Mohamed is a youth basketball coach in the Cedar Riverside community. Mohamed is the co-founder of the Cedar Riverside Community Travelling Basketball Program (CRCTB), which housed the first ever AAU traveling basketball in the Cedar Riverside Community, and a Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run Twin Cities. As a coach, Mohamed focuses on providing culturally-tailored sport program for East African girls. Mohamed inspires to continue to use coaching as a mechanism to empower young girls to engage in sports and be an active role model off and on the basketball courts. Mohamed took part of a community-based research project, The Impact of Culturally Sensitive Apparel Co-Design Project on the Physical Activity of East African Adolescent Girls, designed and created culturally appropriate activewear for East African girls thus allowing the girls to be physically active while still maintaining cultural practices. During the project, Mohamed help initiate the creation of the first-ever sports uniform for Muslim girls, and now currently a part of the used by female athlete who are a part of the Cedar Riverside Community Traveling Basketball Program. Aside from her involvement as coach, Mohamed currently working as a project coordinator at Girl on the Run Twin Cities