Don’t Ms.: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness, Kathleen Hanna And More

Everywhere: Today, February 7, is the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get educated, get tested, get involved.

Los Angeles: Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. February 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Montclair, N.J.: See Choice & Love, a live performance by Words of Choice, followed by round tables on women’s health and sex education. The event is a fundraiser for the Dr. Tiller Outreach Fund to support doctors targeted by anti-abortion groups and to help women in need. February 13, 3-5 p.m.

New York: The Feminist Art Project presents TFAP@CAA – A Day of Feminist Art. The day’s events will address feminist issues in contemporary practice for artists, critics and scholars, and will feature exciting collaborations between speakers and artists. Both A Day of Feminist Art and entrance to the Museum of Art and Design are free on February 12, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership will feature the New York City premiere of Miss Representation, a film about the media’s portrayals of women, along with a program of narrative and documentary films by and about women. Films and films about women are basically my two favorite things in the world; I wish I could go. February 10-13.

Sonic Art and Activism: Exploring the Ties Between Feminist Art and Popular Music will explore the inter-connectivity among feminist art,  pop music and the culture found in between. Panelists include Damali Abrams, Lorraine O’Grady, Shizu Saldamando and…wait for it…Kathleen Hanna. Dang! If only I lived in New York! I’m super jealous. February 13, 1-3 p.m.

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 (It’s a mouthful, I know, but don’t let that stop you from emailing me!)

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Dahlia Grossman-Heinze is a feminist, an avid viewer of every Real Housewives series and very into Britney Spears.