Don’t Ms.: WisCon, LGBT Bowling, Slutwalks Galore and More

Los Angeles: The Alliance for Women in Media is holding its annual event honoring the most realistic and faceted portrayals of women in the media. This year’s “Gracie” winners include Alfre Woodard, Claire Danes, Betty White and the Rachel Maddow-hosted special “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller.May 24-25, The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Toronto: Who doesn’t love a little bowling and activism? The International Gay Bowling Organization is holding a tournament this week. May 25-30, Classic Bowl, 3055 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8, Canada

Madison, Wisc.: Examining the intersection between science fiction and feminism, the 35th WisCon will be held this weekend. The Guest of Honor will be award-winning speculative-fiction writer and frequent Ms. book reviewer Nisi Shawl. Spots are limited, so make a reservation today! May 26-30, The Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street

Hartford, Conn.: Catch the opening night of the 24th Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! May 26-June 4, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Trinity College

Riverside, Calif.: Whatever you are wearing, rape is never justified. Join other supporters for the Riverside SlutWalk this Saturday. Go the the SlutWalk Satellite website to find a walk near you! May 28, 1:30pm-4:30pm,  Riverside Public Library, 3581 Mission Inn Avenue

Everywhere: The International Museum of Women, in collaboration with Miriam College and Ayala Museum, is launching a new online exhibition, Young Women Speaking the Economy. Find out what young women from Denmark, the Philippines, Sudan, and the United States think about the economic crisis and how to solve it.

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

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  1. Feminist event in CLEVELAND, OH!

    a My Abortion, My Life Conversation Night

    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6 – 8 pm – email for location details.

    Help us make space for real women’s stories.

    Come for an evening of open, honest talk about abortion.

    Listening essential, sharing encouraged. It’s time to hear the truth.

    Featuring an exhibit of artist Heather Ault’s 4000 Years of Choice project. These beautifully designed prints “dispel the common notion that abortion and contraceptive rights began with the twentieth century women’s liberation movement and sheds light on these practices’ ancient past.” –BUST magazine

    Snacks and cash bar. Opportunities to read, write, hear, and share stories about abortion in the lives of real women, including a “My abortion saved my ______” photo booth!

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