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Free Art Workshop for the Manchester Pride Parade

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Do you want to be involved in the PRIDE parade and march for refugees and asylum seekers? Freedom from Torture and the Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) will be marching to raise awareness of the persecution that lesbian and gay individuals face in other parts of the world, and asking you to join us to give asylum seekers and refugees a voice in the UK.

Women in IT session 17 August

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  The FDM Group will be running a “Women in IT Advantage Session” for female graduates next Wednesday 17th August within their London Bridge office, as part of a campaign to encourage more women to pursue a career in IT. Representaives from Women in Technology and the UKRC will be attending.

Invitation and Call for Papers: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network, January 2012

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The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network is a newly-constituted group that seeks to bring together scholars across a range of fields who are interested in feminist legal theory. At our inaugural get-together at the Law and Society Association meeting this past June, we decided to hold two get-togethers in the coming year: the first in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AALS annual meeting in January 2012; the next in Hawaii, in conjunction with the Law and Society Association annual meeting in June 2012. The first of these gatherings will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, the day before the AALS annual meeting begins, at George Washington University Law School.

Organic Grassroots fundraiser for WfWI

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On behalf of Grassroots Organic, I'm organising a charity fundraiser event for Women for Women International. The event itself will take place on Thursday, 29th September 2011 at the Maryhill Burgh Halls in Glasgow and will include a raffle and auction, as well as other entertainment and a buffet (if you know Grassroots' deli, you'll know what kind of treat you're in for with that!)

Behind the Scenes at the WCC – TEDx Philadelphia Coming Your Way!

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Well, what can I say - I am TED obsessed (as you can see by the various posts here on this blog with TED speakers)! Then, I was invited by TEDx Philadelphia committee member E Bond of rough draft books (a totally amazing, creative and awesome woman and bookbinder) to share my ideas for the upcoming TEDx Philadelphia event.  Well, I was honored.  I never have a shortage of ideas so I couldn't wait to meet with like minded folks and brainstorm.  This idea hour did not fail!  There were so many amazing men and woman from various walks of life in Philadelphia.  I wanted to share with you a sneak peak of the behind the scenes look of the making of the November 8, 2011 event at Temple University's Performing Arts Center!

What’s the REAL problem?

From: discoverfeminism.com |

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health asked its supporters to tackle that question this week in honor of it's second annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. What is the REAL problem with the scapegoating of immigrant women in the USA?

CFP: Third Biennial Literature and Law Conference – Deadline Jan. 13, 2012

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From the FLP mailbox, this CFP and Save the Date announcement: Save the Date/Call For Papers Third Biennial Literature and Law Conference

CFP – Sexual Cultures: Theory, Practice, Research

From: discoverfeminism.com |

This conference, co-hosted by the Onscenity Research Network and the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University, will take place on April 20-22 2012 at Brunel University, London, UK.  (More info here.) Our keynote speakers are:

‘SlutWalks’ Spread to India

From: discoverfeminism.com |

In April, women and men started taking to the streets in Canada and the United States to protest sexual harassment and sexual violence against women. These “SlutWalks” — which the DF posted about here — began as a reaction against a Canadian police officer who told a class at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” To combat that flagrant slut-shaming and victim-blaming, SlutWalk participants dressed in revealing get-ups and marched en masse.

Run for Congo Women 11 September

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A 5k run is to be held in Hyde Park on 11 September to raise vital funds to support women in the Democratic Republic of Congo -dubbed the "rape capital of the world"- so they can rebuild their lives after atrocities of war. Participants will be running alongside founder of Run for Congo Women, Lisa Shannon. You can register to join the team here for £15.

Summer, Sex & Spirits TONIGHT!

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Tonight, Monday July 25th, is the 7th annual Summer, Sex & Spirits hosted by the PPNYC Activist Council in New York City. I will be there, and you should come too. There will be an open bar all night, music by New York nightlife legends Justine D and DJ Ayres, and burlesque performances by Calamity Chang, Darlinda Just Darlinda & Ginger Brown.

Summer Celebration of Choice

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Next Week I am going to Germantown, Maryland to stand outside of Dr. Carhart’s Clinic. He is one of the remaining 5 late term abortion doctors who faces death threats for himself and his family every day. Operation Rescue, who assassinated Dr. Tiller, is camping out in front of Dr. Carhart’s clinic for a week.  The Summer Celebration of Choice is my response, the NOW response, the choice response.

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