Don’t Ms.: ERA Education Project, Milk Like Sugar, Phranc and More!

What’s better than a week of feminist comedy, plays, book-signings and music?

Los Angeles: The ERA Education Project is hosting a night of comedy that asks, “Hey, WTF, don’t I get equal rights too??!” The All Girl Full Equality Tour features the likes of Emmy Award winner Beth Sherman, Last Comic Standing contestant Laurie Kilmartin, Chelsea Lately writer Sarah Colonna and many more! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m., The Laugh Factory, 8001 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA.

New York: Catch opening day of Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. This poignant play follows 16-year-old Annie as she decides whether to honor the pregnancy pact she made with her friends or pursue a life outside of her dead-end town. Co-produced by Playwrights Horizons and Women’s Project, the Los Angeles Times called it “A must-see! Truthfully balances street with sweet, to entertaining, illuminating, and nourishing effect.” Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY.

New York: Join the discussion of DSK and Justice: The Politics of Getting Off in a Rape Culture at Colombia Law School. Featuring panelists Aishah Shahidah Simmons, award-winning documentary filmmaker; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, famed intersectionality theorist; and Elizabeth Ribet, research director at the Colombia University Center on Intersectionality and Social Policy in the School of Law. The event is free and open to the public. Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Columbia Law School, Jerome L. Green Hall, Rm 105, 435 W 116th St
New York, NY.

International: Saturday is the fourth annual International Day of Rural Women. Celebrated on the eve of World Food Day, this day honors the role that rural women play in food production and security. Check out Time and Date’s suggestions for ways to celebrate. Saturday, Oct. 15

New York: Anita Hill, best known for her brave testimony of sexual harassment in the 1991 hearings against Justice Clarence Thomas, will be the keynote speaker at Hunter College’s Sex, Power and Speaking Truth Conference. The conference will discuss the gender, race, class and politics of sexual harassment and will include highlights from Sex and Justice, a First Run Features film about Hill’s testimony. Saturday, Oct. 15, registration opens at 8 a.m., Hunter College, East 69th Street, New York, NY.

Richmond, Va.: Fight the disastrous potential shutdown of many of Virginia’s 22 abortion clinics. Attend the Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health Rally to learn about the Virginia Board of Health’s “most onerous anti-choice regulations in the country” and raise your voice against them. The rally will feature a keynote speech from Feminist Majority Foundation President and Ms. Publisher Eleanor Smeal. Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m., Monroe Park, 620 West Main Street, Richmond, VA.

Boston: Making history hilarious, Canadian cartoonist and Hark! A Vagrant author, Kate Beaton, will be starting her book signing tour at the Boston Book Festival. Wired magazine called her “the Web’s best military historian, hands down.” Check it out! Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA.

Olympia, Wash.: The Olympia Film Society is hosting their Documentary Film Festival this week and you don’t want to miss their screening of Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour. The documentary follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre during their 2004-2005 international tour. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m., Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA.

Los Angeles: The all-American Jewish lesbian folksinger Phranc is playing a musical tribute to the Woman’s Building, an L.A. collective that encouraged and hosted feminist artists. Phranc’s performance reflects on her growth as an artist with the help of the Feminist Studio Workshop and the feminist women that fostered her artistic talent. Check it out! Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

TOP: Promotional poster for The ERA Education Project.


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.