Don’t Ms.: Eve Ensler, JD Samson, Our Bodies, Ourselves and More!

Washington D.C.: Holly Kearl, author of Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women and Mandy Van Deven, co-author of Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets will be in D.C. for a discussion of their books, followed by a book signing. Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW.

San Francisco: V-Day presents Eve at Grace, an Evening with V-Day founder and Tony Award-winner Eve Ensler at Grace Cathedral. Ensler will discuss her work and her upcoming book CongoCancer. Click here for tickets. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St.

Fargo, N.D.: Feminist activist and kick-ass Le Tigre musician JD Samson is on tour with MEN in Fargo this week. Catch their show with DJ Doug Madrid. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10 p.m., The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), 226 Broadway.

New York: With more than 5,000 people expected to attend, SlutWalk NYC promises to be one of the largest in the world. Join the movement that fights slut-shaming and lets the world know that victim-blaming is not OK. Saturday, Oct. 1, noon, Union Square, 201 Park Avenue South.

Boston: It’s the 40th anniversary of the original Our Bodies, Ourselves book. To celebrate, the OBOS Global Initiative and Boston University is hosting a free public symposium on women’s health and human rights. The event will feature women from 12 countries who will share what Our Bodies, Ourselves means for their countries. The symposium will also be streamed live on the web here. Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boston University, 1 Silber Way.

Nationwide: The 2011 Girl Effect blog campaign is coming soon, so we’re giving you extra notice. The Girl Effect encourages people to use their voices to help girls—and, as a result, help the world. Maybe you’ve seen their wonderful campaign (below). Join the blog campaign on Oct. 4 and write a post on your blog about The Girl Effect. Tara Sophia Mohr tells you how here. Tuesday, Oct. 4, all day.

Photo of Slutwalk in Tampere, Finland, by Flickr user Kulttuurikahvila Hertta under license from Creative Commons 2.0


Sarah is a visual journalism student at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. She has a near obsession with ending injustice and is a sucker for a good cause.