Here’s the Facebook page for the event, and some more info. Our very own Jessica Yee will be taking part in the panel discussion, along with Sarah Wolf, Laurel Mitchell, and of course, Jessica Valenti.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Queen and Ossington
More info from The Miss G Project after the jump.
Just in time for feminist book release season, Jessica Valenti is coming to Toronto, bringing word from America and wisdoms to share from her latest book, “He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double-Standards Every Woman Should Know.”
Join Miss G and friends as JV reads from her new book, followed by a panel discussion with local feminist superheroes Jessica Yee, Sarah Wolf, and Laurel Mitchell, and audience question period / love-in.
This is an all-ages event, with cash bar for those who are so inclined and of the age of majority. And the best part is, entry is FREE.
The organization of this event was more whirlwind and heart-stopping than a summer fling, so word is getting out late. But that doesn’t mean it won’t get out FAST, sweet friends.
Seats are limited so RSVP ASAP! (Que sound of revving blackberries across the GTA). Share the news with friends and loved-ones! Be there with your questions in hand, and with your Feministing hat and cocktail shoes on!
To RSVP: Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “RSVP to Valenti Event,” including your name in the body of the email. Individuals can only RSVP for themselves; you cannot RSVP for others.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Jessica Valenti: Valenti and the high-power Feministing crew have been promptly updating the masses on the current state of patriarchy (and resistance) since 2002, delivering many swift and well-deserved kicks to the crotches of douchebags along the way. She is a graduate of the Women’s and Gender Studies MA program at Rutgers University, and has written for numerous publications (online and otherwise), including Bitch, Alternet, The Nation, and The Guardian. Her first book, “Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters,” came out in spring 2007.
Sarah Wolf: With a background in Family and Sexuality Studies from the University of Waterloo, Wolf has built her career in the not-for-profit sector. She has been Education Coordinator and Acting Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Waterloo Region, and now works as a counselor in a prominent women’s clinic in Toronto.
Laurel Mitchell is a founding member of the Miss G__ Project, a member of the steering committee, and the Project’s official webmistress. In her other life she also plays a graduate student at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario where she is writing her Master’s thesis on issues of queer visibility, sexuality and politics.
Jessica Yee: At 22, Jessica is a proud Indigenous Chinese-Mohawk woman whose work is nationally focused on sexual health initiatives for Aboriginal youth and cultural competency across Canada, and is currently founding the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. She has initiated “Aboriginal Realities, Aboriginal Choices” within the organization Canadians for Choice, where she is also a project officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Jessica is published in the Globe and Mail, and presently she writes for Rabble.ca, Turtle Island Native News, and Shameless Magazine: For Girls Who Get It!