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Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in May

Events posted so far:

Saturday, May 7th is Boston’s Slutwalk


This post is open to any social justice activist to spruik any upcoming event/activism outreach: protests, vigils, petitions, fundraisers, film nights, book launches, festivals etc.

Guidelines:
1. Please include links to websites with full details (Facebook pages are fine).
2. Keep your plug brief! Date/place/time name of event and 100-200 word summary, please.
(2a. if your event is already being well plugged elsewhere, please be extra-brief!)
3. Please confine the plugs on this post to events occurring in May and June 2011 only. I’ll do another post next month.
(3a. Exception made for books/films launched any time and still available for purchase. Keep on plugging them so that people still hear about them if they missed out on the launch.)
4. “Nothing About Us Without Us”. If an event is challenged by others for lacking inclusion/actively marginalising groups being discussed at the event, the event will be reviewed and subsequently the promotional comment may be deleted. e.g. events centering transphobic opinions without balance from trans voices, or centering whorephobic opinions without balance from sex worker voices, will not stand.
5. The place to complain about these guidelines is on the Complaints page, NOT on this signal-boost post.


Feminism FOR REAL bookcover: the title is strategically superimposed over the headless naked torso of a brown-skinned woman with visible fat rolls

Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism

This May spruiking post is brought to you by the recently published anthology Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.

When feminism itself becomes its own form of oppression, what do we have to say about it? Western notions of polite discourse are not the norm for all of us, and just because we’ve got some new and hot language lately in equity-seeking movements like feminism — such as “intersectionality” — to use in our talk, it doesn’t necessarily make things change in our walk (i.e. actually being anti-racist).

Confronting the sometimes uncomfortable questions feminism has made us ask about what’s going on FOR REAL paved the many paths that brought the contributors of this book together to share their sometimes uncomfortable truths, not just about feminism, but about who they are and where they are coming from.

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2 comments on “Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in May

  1. Saturday, May 7th is Boston’s Slutwalk. People will start grouping at noon in the Boston Common Gazeebo and will begin a rally around the Common around 12:30. They’ll proceed to Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Chinatown for workshops on:
    The Power of Language by Kali at 3PM to 3:30PM
    Partner Violence by Network La Red at 4PM to 4:30PM
    Men’s Role in Preventing Rape & Sexual Assault by Northeastern Sport in Society at 4:30PM to 5PM
    SlutStyles (on polyamory and non-monogamy) by Honey from Poly Boston at 5PM to 5:30PM
    More info here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=143889449010334

    Thanks for making this post!

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