PIWD - March 9, 2011, 6pm-9pm
In Other Words Feminist Community Center
14 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211
Please join us for the 36th Annual Portland International Women's Day Event at In Other Words Feminist Community Center. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the fiirst International Women's Day Event held in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.
Portland International Women's Day celebrates the richness, strength, and value of women and their contributions to the community.
On Wednesday, March 9, from 6pm to 9pm, In Other Words Feminist Community Center (14 NE Killingsworth) transforms into a colorful medium of woman-centered events and activities. The event is a fundraiser to support the feminist activities on In Other Words and a suggested donation of $5-$10 will be accepted at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The 2011 Event Features
Amy RichardsFeminist activist, writer, and organizer
Amy Richards is co-founder of Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for feminists between the ages of 15 and 30, and she currently runs the feminist lecture agency Soapbox, Inc: Speakers Who Speak Out. She is co-author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future and Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism, as well as author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself. Her writings have been published in The Nation, Ms., Bust, and numerous anthologies, and she also has written an advice column called Ask Amy at feminist.com since 1995. She has appeared in a range of media venues including Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Oprah, Talk of the Nation, and CNN.
Julia SeranoTrans activist and spoken word performer
Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, spoken word performer, trans activist, and biologist. Julia is the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, 2007. Her other writings have appeared in anthologies (including Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine and Word Warriors: 30 Leaders in the Women’s Spoken Word Movement) and in magazines and websites such as Bitch, AlterNet.org, Out, Feministing.com, Clamor, Kitchen Sink, make/shift, other, LiP and Transgender Tapestry. In recent years, Julia has gained noteriety in transgender, queer, and feminist circles for her unique insights into gender.
Andi ZeislerCo-founder and editorial/creative director of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
A longtime freelance writer and illustrator, Andi's work has appeared in numerous periodicals and newspapers, including Ms., Mother Jones, Utne, BUST, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Women's Review of Books, and Hues. She is a former pop-music columnist for the SF Weekly and the East Bay Express, and also contributed to the anthologies Young Wives' Tales and Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women's Friendships (both from Seal Press). She is the coeditor of BitchFest: 10 Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine, and is currently working on a book about feminism and popular culture. She speaks frequently on the subject of feminism and the media at various colleges and universities.
The mission of Portland International Women's Day is to provide opportunities for women and the community at large to discover similarities and learn from the differences in an environment that is respectful, inclusive, and supportive of the values and points of view of all women. International Women's Day is observed in over 20 countries worldwide and is a United Nations sanctioned holiday. The month of March is celebrated nationally as Women's History Month.
Please direct all inquiries to Cassie Clements