Don’t Ms.: May Day, Sex is the Spice of Life, Green Feminisms and More!

Everywhere: Happy May Day! May Day was first celebrated in 1886 and is synonymous with International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day). Typically, it’s a day of political demonstration and celebration organized by unions. Check your local listings for feminist May Day fun!

Join Dr. Sharon Lamb as she explores “alternatives to the narrow versions of sexuality sold to our youth by the media” in her webinar “Envisioning Healthy Girl Sexuality.April 29 @ 12 p.m. EST

Los Angeles: AF3IRM Los Angeles is hosting a panel entitled “Feminism, Imperialism, and Migration.” Speakers will discuss the impact of migration on women’s lives, how imperialism turns women into commodities, and how to fight back! Keynote address by Myra Duran (National Campus Organizer for the Feminist Majority Foundation). April 25, 6 p.m. @ 2315 S. Union Avenue

Join California Latinas for Reproductive Justice as they celebrate five years of fighting for reproductive rights with a fundraiser. April 28, 5:30 p.m. @ Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Garden Room A, Basement Level

Long Beach, Calif.: Authors Inga Muscio and Shira Tarrant will be reading from their latest books, co-sponsored by Hollaback SoCal . This coffee shop is really cute, too. See you there? April 27, 7:30 p.m. @ Viento y Agua, 4007 E. 4th Street

Ellsworth, ME: Check out the Sex is the Spice of Life Festival! Featured films include ORGASM, INC. and Shortbus (so good), as well as an evening with fabulous sex educator Annie Sprinkle. April 25-27 @ The Grand, 165 Main Street

Grass Valley, Calif.: Multimedia program See Jane Do presents the 2nd annual Passion Into Action: A Women’s Conference. Guest speakers include Nina Simons of Bioneers, Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D., Tiffany Dufu of The White House Project, and Kathy LeMay of Raising Change; plus workshops, musical performances, a fashion show and more. April 29-30 @ Holiday Inn, 121 Bank Street

New York: Join the Women’s Studies Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz for their “Green Feminisms: Women, Sustainability and Environmental Justice” conference. April 30 @ SUNY New Paltz

Portland: Demand an end to attacks on the working class, and celebrate May Day at the Portland Annual International Workers’ Day March & Rally! May 1, 2 p.m. @ South Park Blocks, SW Park & Salmon

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