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International Women's Day - Bad Feminist Readings
Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s eNews and belly laughs at a special Women’s History Month Bad Feminist Reading. Join us to listen to six readers lampoon bad advice to women from across the years and around the world at our downtown Manhattan HQ.
The readings will be followed by celebratory refreshments.
Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comedian, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. She performs around the country, has appeared on MSNBC, RT, Current TV and her writing appears in Jezebel, The Nation, Feministing, Huffington Post, Alternet and more.
Alana hails from Northern California where she was trained in the dark arts of feminism at a tiny all-women's college. She currently organizes papers in the basements of some of the city's finest museums as an archivist. She just watched "Con Air" for the first time and thinks it had the perfect amount of explosions.
Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. Her words and works have been featured in GOOD Magazine, CBS News, Alternet, GRIT TV, In These Times, Forbes.com, Rookie Magazine, Ms., The Washington Post, CSPAN, NBC Today Show, Fox.com, and more. She is a contributor to Women of Spirit and Faith's 2011 anthologies Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power, Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.
The Bad Feminist Readings is a feminist reading of not-so-feminist titles from our personal paperback collections. With titles like How to Make Yourself More Interesting to your Husband and Corporate Gamesmenship for Women, these books offer opportunities into how to turn really bad advice into good advice. NYC feminists will take the stage to talk about their reaction to the books and to read highlights of their favorite titles to the audience. Come out to laugh about how far we've come and think a little more about how far we still have to go.
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Women's eNews and YWCA of Brooklyn
Women's eNews is a nonprofit news service covering issues of concern to women in English and Arabic.
Find out more at: www.womensenews.org
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The YWCA of Brooklyn is the largest provider of affordable housing in downtown Brooklyn, and is home to survivors of domestic abuse, the homeless, working poor, and the elderly. The YWCA’s programs support women as they rebuild their lives, heal from past traumas and become part of a vibrant community. Our Community Center for Social Justice, provide affordable meeting space for social justice oriented non-profits throughout the borough to further their mission.
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