Don’t Ms.: Women’s History Scavenger Hunt, A Call for Tweeting Feminists of Color, and More!

Welcome back to another round of Don’t Ms.! We’ve got a good variety of feminist events this week, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Feminist events are calling for writers, activists, explorers–everyone is invited!

Nationwide: “Professional Feminist” Morgane Richardson and CUNY Associate Professor Jessie Daniels are calling for submissions of essays about how young feminists of color use social media. The essay should relate to issues like activism, online grassroots organizing,  feminism and race in the blogosphere, pop culture, and LGBTQ issues. Essays should be 2,000-3,000 words and the first deadline is September 15, so get writing! Check out their page for more info.

Philadelphia: Comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead continues her cross-country tour in support of Planned Parenthood. This week’s show will benefit Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC. As Winstead mentioned on Twitter, she’s up against some pretty crazy intense anti-abortion protesters at each of her shows, so buy your tickets here and show support! July 20, William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Washington, D.C.: In Belle Parricide, the Capital Film fest has brought together five women playwrights to do individual versions of the sensational and centuries-old tale of Beatrice Cenci, an aristocratic Italian woman sentenced to death for the murder of her abusive father ; call 1-866-811-4111 or click here to catch one of the limited performances. July 19, 22, 24, Redrum, 612 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

New York: Join Women’s eNews, Stray Boots and event partner Paradigm Shift NYC for a women’s rights history scavenger hunt around New York City. Answer questions from your cell phone as you explore the city and compete in a group for prizes. Participants will receive free goody bags courtesy of Feminist Press, the Women’s Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Body Shop and Ms. magazine. Check out Women’s eNews for information on tickets. July 24, 6 Barclay Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10279

Portland, Ore.: Join Fatemeh Fakhraie, founder Muslimah Media Watch, for a reading from I Speak For Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. Fakhraie will also stick around for a Q&A as well as book signing. Check out Bitch Media for more info. July 23, 4930 NE 29th Ave. Portland, OR, 97211

Adelaide, Australia: Head to The Console-ing Passions Conference to join the discourse about the dynamics of gender and sexuality in television and digital media. Check out their page for more info. July 21-23, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Know of an awesome feminist event this week that we missed? Post it in the comments! If you know of any events in the next several weeks that you think should be featured, email me, Kari, at

TOP: Painting of Beatrice Cenci under Creative Commons 2.0


Kari is a sophomore at University of Missouri where she is majoring in Journalism and International Studies and minoring in Spanish. She is excited to take a break from the Midwest for a summer in L.A. as an intern at Ms.