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KinkForAll San Francisco: A free sexuality unconference on March 21 at the Women's Building

Yup, we're at it again. And this time, we're coming to San Francisco. ;)

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KinkForAll Providence: A free sexuality conference where everyone is invited to attend and speak at!

This Saturday, a free and open to the public social and educational event that aims to promote positive ideals of sexuality will be hosted by Brown University in Providence, RI.

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Fat Studies Reader Book Signing & Reading

Friday, December 4, 2009
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Re/Dress NYC
109 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY

Published by NYU Press, The Fat Studies Reader is a milestone achievement, bringing together fifty-three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight. From the historical construction of fatness to public health policy, from job discrimination to social class disparities, from chick-lit to airline seats, this collection covers it all.

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KinkForAll Washington DC: A free sexuality conference where everyone is invited to attend and speak at!

This Saturday, a free and open to the public social and educational event that aims to promote positive ideals of sexuality will be held in the Washington DC metro area for the first time.

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Transnational Feminisms Conference, 4-5 December 2009, UK

University of Manchester

4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

Registration is now open- Register by Oct 23 for Early Bird discount

Drawing on the impact of postcolonial feminism and its enactments, this conference will examine how women are affected by political systems in a global climate, how feminism translates and moves across borders, and how feminism can be utilised as a methodology for understanding the transnational context.

Here the transnational is understood to be a complication of notions of the 'elsewhere', highlighting the challenges of fluidity, movement and instability whilst also paying close attention to locatedness. This is a feminism that is engaged with the woman-as-subject without making universalising claims regarding women's experience; it both considers how gender operates and critiques categorisation.

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EVENT: Darklady's Forbidden Fantasies Erotic Open Mic Night

Celebrate the mind, body, and spirit erotic during Darklady’s “Forbidden Fantasies” Erotic Open Mic Night at Rumpspankers. Sign up now to guarantee a place in the line-up or add your name upon arrival.

The kitchen and bar will be open for business and the night is clothing optional, so feel free to strut your stuff, be it bare skin or daring lingerie.

Performers so far: Darklady, Serious Black, Scott Huber, Sahara Dunes, GL Morrison...

Monday, September 28
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
$5 Entry
Ages 21 +
RSVP Strongly Preferred

700 NE Dekum
Portland, Oregon

Bring a pet or human care donation for Esther’s Pantry to earn raffle tickets for valuable prizes from Taboo Video and Big Teaze Toys. Buy more tickets to earn more chances!

Saturday, October 17: “Super Spooky” Dinner & Porn Social Night

Monday, October 26:  “Haunted” Naughty Karaoke

Saturday, November 7: Darklady’s “Voodoo Tiki Lounge” Polyween Party

-- Darklady

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Transform Arizona: October 16 - 18 2009

Uniting the T and the LBG

A weekend filled with entertainment, educational workshops and the opportunity to connect  and enhance the entire LGBT community and beyond!

An event to bring awareness to the specific needs and special circumstances within the Trans community, and educate all those open to gaining new insights and knowledge of this special group within the LGBT.

The conference weekend kicks off Friday night with our keynote speaker, Luis Garcia, followed by a fun-filled Variety show performed by Peterson Toscano, including hilarious excepts from Queer 101-Now I know my gA,B,C's and Ho Mo No Mo Halfway House.

Saturday you'll have the opportunity to enjoy hearing and learning from well-known speakers on issues within the Trans community, as well as attend educational workshops to enlighten you on the day-to-day lives of Trans men, women and youth. Speakers on Saturday include Donna Rose (Activist & Blogger) Dr. Rebecca Allison (DrBecky.com), Allyson Robinson (HRC), and Kim Pearson (TransYouth Family Allies).

Speaker for the Saturday Dinner will be Arizona's own Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

Saturday night brings another great performance by Peterson, this time with his play " Transfigurations- Transgressing Gender in the Bible".

Sunday morning, wake up to a inclusive and welcome service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, followed by an Outdoor All-Ages Trans & Allies Community Picnic at Papago Park, complete with an MC and Entertainment, games for the kids and adults, and the chance to interact with the many people within our diverse community.

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World Wide Women Conference

On October 24th 2009 Sheffield Fems in conjunction with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the National Assembly of Women are running a one day conference called World Wide Women Conference.

Speakers including….

Marie-Claire Faray-Kele UK WILPF, Common Cause UK (Platform of Congolese Women in the UK) and WDDRC (Women for the Development of the DRC)

Ann Hamilton Vice-chair End Violence Against Women Coalition, Head of Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance, Trustee Zero Tolerance Trust,Principal Policy Development Officer ( Equality ) & Lead Officer on Prostitution Glasgow City Council.

Helen Jackson Former MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, Member
Women’s National Commission, Trustee Fawcett Society

More to be confirmed
For more information contact either worldwidewomensheffield@gmail.com or sheffieldfems@gmail.com

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London flashmob protest against violence against women

From Jess McCabe at the f-word comes this announcement for a flashmob in London tomorrow!

Flashmobs are usually strictly arranged for fun and laughs. But The FemaleArtCollective is planning one for tomorrow noon in London, which has a more serious purpose:

You’ve seen the massed crowds dancing in adverts. You’ve seen the people freezing at train stations and the giant pillow fights. Now you are invited to take part in something subtler and hopefully more meaningful.

In London, this Saturday 13th of June ‘The FemaleArtCollective’ will pay respect to ALL women who have been victims of violence and demand it stops.

Men are also invited and encouraged to participate. Violence against women and the way it is treated publicly have social repercussions for both genders.

You are asked to turn up at Mitre Square- EC3A (a site where a woman was murdered).

Please bring an item of your choice, 
a ribbon, flower, candle, photo, poem… and place it on the bench and the flower bed that will be marked at the site to create a one off memorial.

Then you are invited to pay a 1 minute silence and leave the site.

This is event will run from 12 to 12.30 pm.

The action will be recorded and shown as part of a mix-media art piece which addresses issues to do with violence against women. These include the lack of respect with which the victims and these events are treated, the glamorization of violence by the media, and the invisibility and the denial of the fear and the taboo.

The FemaleArtCollective has been created by four female London based artists.

If you are interested in participating please just come along. For further information send an email to the_art_flashmob@yahoo.co.uk

Please, pass this information on. Thanks!!

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