Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility, Wed, 8/19, 7pm

TIMEOUT NY RATES THIS EVENT "CRITIC'S PICK"!!!

Paradigm Shift: NYC's Feminist Community Proudly Presents:
Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility

When: Wed, Aug 19th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave)
Click Here for Hop Stop Directions
Cost: $7.00 if you RSVP to below email address before Aug 19 @ 1:00 PM
$10 at door. Please include full names and emails of all guests.
rsvp@paradigmshiftnyc.com
Participate:Calling All Feminists! help promote and we'll help promote your organization!
Email:
JWeis@paradigmshiftnyc.com

Featuring:
VINNIE ANGEL
Feminist & purveyor of social justice consumer products

ROBERT BRANNON
Co-Founder, National Organization for Men Against Sexism

JERIN ALAM
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force & Hunter CollegeWomen's Rights Coalition

BEN SEIGEL
Former VP of Hunter College Women's Rights Coalition

PLUS!
several honored guests from the feminist community, including past PShift speakers!!

PORTION OF PROCEEDS DONATED TO NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AGAINST SEXISM

See Vinnie on Paradigm Shift TV!


Vinnie Angel's Products:
  • The famous Vinnie's Tampon Case-
  • Cramp Relieving bubble bath-
  • Music For Menstruators CD-
  • Vinnie's GIANT Roller Coaster Period Chart and Sticker Book-
  • Vinnie's Cramp Kicking Remedy Book
The Truth About Vinnie's Tampon Case:

Vinnie's Project Goal:
To create an affordable (or free) everyday object that would encourage a positive and non-sexual dialog between guys and girls about a woman's body- in hopes of sparking education that will work towards ending violence against women.

Vinnie's Inspiration: A friend revealed to me her having been kidnapped and raped by a group of strange men when she was in high school. The recurring trauma of her experience compounded by the fact that her family didn't know how to deal with the crime and the fact that the perps were never arrested or brought to justice shook me to my core.

Furious at a society that refuses to develop the tools to deal with such horrific and wide-spread behavior I took it upon myself to attempt to change the environment that allows a college educated male like myself to be willfully ignorant of a woman's well being and safety.

Vinnie's Famous!
Vinnie's Tampon Case has been featured in nearly everywoman's magazine, on countless radio programs, in newspapers across the globe, on TV shows, in documentaries, in books, at the Andy Warhol Museum, offered in stores around the world, given away by Justin Timberlake at his 22nd birthday party, discussed in Harvard classrooms, and, most importantly, discussed by boys and girls on playgrounds.

Robert Brannon
Co-Founder of National Organization for Men Against Sexism
Brannon, Professor, Brooklyn College and NOMAS co-founder. He serves as Men's Studies Association and NOMAS Pornography and Prostitution Task Group leader and is NYS-NOW Task Force Co-Chair on Trafficking, Pornography and Prostitution.The National Organization for Men Against Sexism, founded in 1974, is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.

Ben Siegel
Former VP of Hunter College Women's Rights Coalition
Ben helped organize a national women's rights conference, and is a passionate feminist activist.

Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
www.now.org/programs/yf/taskforce/index.html
Jerin Alam, originally from Bangladesh, served as President of the Hunter Women's Rights Coalition (HWRC), a group with several male officers, while attending Hunter College from April 2007 to graduation.Along with HWRC, she helped organize a national feminist conference in which Gloria Steinem and Rosie O'Donnell participated. Her recent efforts with HWRC have included lobbying for immigrants' rights, and events to raise awareness and combat eating disorders and body issues, and fight sexual violence. She set up various anti-violence workshops on campus with Men Can Stop Rape and the Bringing in the Bystander Program, where public safety trainers fromCUNY Central - as well as rape crisis counselors from around the city - were trained in violence prevention.Alam was recently accepted into the NOW National Young Feminist Task Force, and was invited to speak at the NOW National Conference and the Men Can Stop Rape conference.

MORE VIDEOS ABOUT FEMINIST MEN ON PARADIGM SHIFT TV!
ALSO OUR SEE VIEWER FEEDBACK QUESTIONS we want to hear your thoughts!!

I will be speaking at the following event about a topic close to my heart: feminist men. Ben Siegel, former VP of Hunter Women's Righhts Coaliiton, will also be on the panel with me.

Sincerely,
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW-NYS Young Feminist Task Force Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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