TONIGHT, Sunday Nov. 18th, is the Operation Surfin Bird fundraiser to help bring Thanksgiving to the Rockaways after Sandy. It’s from 7-11pm at the Dalloway, $20 suggested donation at the door. DJ sets from Tanlines and Victor Vazquez of Das Racist.
Operation Surfin Bird also needs help to prep, cook, deliver food and clean up on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Email email@example.com if you can lend a hand. And if you’re not in the NY area and want to donate, you can go here.
These days of course there are so many added venues for women to get together -– drinks after work, lunch, maybe a film, etc. My experience with such opportunities often, however, did not seem to me so different from my mother’s day. Often isolated, often individualized, often professionally segregated or age separated.
Considering this a few years ago, I decided a new, big gathering of women was just the ticket.
This is Peg-Leg Pete (“Petey” for short). Petey, as I mentioned in an earlier post, is a little guy I adopted back in July. He is just the best and I love him. Pete came through the organization Brooklyn Animal Action, a group run by a small and extremely dedicated group of women in New York City. Much of the organization’s funding comes from its volunteers. Without them, Petey — whose foot was crushed as a kitten and who has undergone multiple surgeries and weeks of daily vet visits — wouldn’t be alive, let alone sitting on my couch right now. So they are an organization very dear to my heart. They’re also hosting a big fundraiser on Sept. 10th from 6-10pm at Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope. The invite is here. If you’re in the area, I’d encourage you to attend — Stone Park is a great restaurant, and the event is for a good cause (not to mention having great food and a silent auction). They’re also honoring Dr. Yvonne Szacki, the vet who did Pete’s surgery and provided his daily care for months. She is wonderful, and this honor is well-deserved.
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Planned Parenthood of NYC is hosting their annual Summer, Sex & Spirits event, and they want Feministe readers to attend! You can buy tickets here, or, if you’re the first person to email feministe -at- gmail.com and answer all three of the below questions correctly (NO GOOGLING!), you can win yourself a ticket:
It’s Thursday June 14th from 6-9pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and it honors Anita Hill. Go! All proceeds will go directly to support GGE’s ongoing work, which includes sexual harassment training, youth leadership, and a wide variety of gender equality work. GGE is also doing a special “Phenomenal Women” tribute where smaller donors can give $50 to have a picture of a “phenomenal woman” in their life be a part of a slideshow at the event. And Feministing’s Vanessa Valenti will also be honored as “Gender Justice Warriors.” It sounds awesome and you should go.
If you’re in New York this Thursday, March 8th, I hope you’ll join me at a fundraiser for Anew School, which has a mission “to provide unprecedented academic, emotional/mental health, and social training to “at-risk” African-American seventh and eighth grade youth in a school in Ghana.” It’ll be a fun night for a great cause.
Former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton, Director of MergerWatch Lois Uttley, Feminist Blogger/Litigator Jill Filipovic and Conservative Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers discuss social constructs, politics, and the glass ceiling. Moderated by Professor Cynthia Estlund. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
On Monday Feb. 6th, I’ll be speaking at NYU Law with former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton, Director of MergerWatch Lois Uttley, and conservative scholar Christina Hoff Sommers about women and the 2012 election. It should be an interesting discussion — if you’re in New York, drop by! Just make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.