Don’t Ms.: Fake Clinics, Lilly Ledbetter, Women’s History Month and More!

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This is the last week of Women’s History Month! If you haven’t already, take a look at David Dismore’s fascinating day-by-day women’s history coverage on the Ms. Blog. And there are still lots of ways to celebrate Women’s History Month before it ends.

For one thing, this week is the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Week of Action to Expose Fake Clinics. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as comprehensive women’s health clinics, but instead are typically run by religious organizations intent on dissuading women from exercising their legal right to abortions. To raise awareness of CPCs, plan an event on your campus to expose these fake clinics! Check out the FMF’s action kit or their blog for event ideas.

This last week of March also marks the 10th anniversary of the national Back Up Your Birth Control campaign. Back Up Your Birth Control, a project of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, is designed to expand access to emergency contraception. Check out the ways you can take part in the National Day of Action. March 30

Portland, Ore.: Sister Spit brings their tour to my personal favorite place in the whole world, the city of roses. March 28, 7 p.m. @ Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.

Seattle, Wash.: And if you can’t catch Sister Spit in Portland, catch them in the Emerald City. March 30, 7 p.m. @ Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.

Riverside, Calif.: Join Feminists Unite and Planned Parenthood at the I stand with Planned Parenthood Rally & Acoustic Show to protest the defunding of reproductive health care. Show everyone that health care is a right–bring your signs and instruments! April 2, 1 p.m. @ Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave.

New Britain, Conn.: Come hear Lilly Ledbetter’s incredible story and hear her ideas about how to make equal pay a reality for women. March 30, 1:40 @ Founders, Davidson Hall, Central Connecticut State University

Philadelphia: Celebrate the close of Women’s History Month with a rally, tours of “The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality” exhibition and a signing of the Declaration of Equality, plus learn about opportunities to be a part of the Campaign for Equality. March 30, 11 a.m. @ National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

Happy end of Women’s History Month! I hope you found fun ways to celebrate; I know I did.

If you know of any other feminist events this week, post them in the comments. If you have an upcoming event to feature, email me at dgrossmanheinze@msmagazine.com.

Image via Back up Your Birth Control

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  1. You forgot Ms. JD's Conference on Women in the Law – http://ms-jd.org/2011-conference-women-law

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