Terri Hawthorne is a Women Studies educator and has taught as adjunct graduate faculty for the Minnesota State University system and at the University of Minnesota. She was acting director of the Metropolitan State University Women's Center 1997-2001. A long time community activist, she served on the board and as the chair of the MN Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, WILPF. As a member of the WILPF Arts committee, which brings global social justice issues to community awareness through the arts, she has participated in story telling arts projects on Female Genital Cutting, and Racism and Reparations in the United States. With composer Janika Vandervelde, they collaborated on a Meet the Composer grant to produce the Mary Yang Story about a Hmong Women's Life, Since 1991 Terri has conducted a monthly Women's Salon, dedicated to bringing together in friendship, women who are interested in feminism, art, and social action. Terri has over 30 years of experience in education, art, spirituality, counseling, and chemical abuse recovery and prevention.
Publications include: Stars in Your Bones, in partnership with Julia Barkley and Alla Renee Bozarth, 1990, North Star Press, St. Cloud, MN; The Goddess In The Age of Quantum Physics, 1988, Tara Educational Services, St. Paul, MN; The Many Faces of The Great Mother, in partnership with Diane Brown, 1987, Tara Educational Services, St. Paul, MN; the Children Are People Support Group Manual, 1985. Terri was selected for a biographical chapter in In The Company of Women by Nina Rothschild and Bonnie Watkins, published by the MN Historical Society, 1996. She was the recipient of a 25 Alumni Who Make a Difference award at Metropolitan State University in 1997.
Terri consulted on Kathleen's video for Hazelden, Spirit to Spirit; Women In Recovery and consulted with Johnson Institute on ten videos on families, chemical abuse, and violence prevention. She provided input on Kathleen's Woman On Fire: Menopause Stories; they collaborated on editing Terri's video, Through Women's Eye's, Beijing 95.