Your weekly update on all things feminism. Keep up to date on the election, the news, and what is going on in the world of women.
Invisible War coming to Pittsburgh: SSAM (Stop Sexual Assault in the Military) was formed in the winter of 2013 by a group of concerned activists. They have engaged in educational work through film showings, speaking engagements, and policy outreach to elected officials.
On Saturday, November 14, they will be screening the Invisible War at 11 am followed by a conversation with attorney Susan Burke. Susan Burke is featured in the film and is a leading figure in the fight against military sexual assault representing and advocating for victims.
Our Way Home: Alexis Werner, a former Girl Gov participant and current sophomore at Temple University is premiering her documentary on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Our Way Home on November 12, 2015. For more information and to RSVP click the picture below.27th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner: Join Just Harvest this Thursday, October 22, at 5:30pm at the Omni William Penn for their Harvest Celebration Dinner. Since 1989, the Harvest Celebration Dinner has been Just Harvest’s signature event, bringing together hundreds of supporters and community leaders to celebrate victories in the fight against hunger and poverty in the region. Speakers include Teresa Younger, CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Vanessa German, renowned artist and Pittsburgh resident. For more information go to www.justharvest.org
In the News:
NYC Launches Initiative Focused on Young Women of Color: “With the hashtag #SheWillBe, the new initiative focuses on improving young women’s access to jobs, health care and education, taking into account how race, gender and sexual identity differently impact women.” For more: womensenews.org
Gender Gap Illustrated: Highlighted in a recent article on The Huffington Post, images from a magazine have edited out men to bring light to the current gender gap that is present in politics, entertainment and more.
Rowan Blanchard keeping up her activism: “Rowan Blanchard continues to prove that she’s not only one of the most talented, but the most aware young actresses in Hollywood today.” After being questioned about dieting, her response is followed with some advice. “If you don’t order fries, you’ll probably be mad.” For the full story
Sanders campaign reports bringing in $1.4 million from Dem debate: “Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said Wednesday that it brought in just over $1.4 million from the Vermont senator’s performance at the first Democratic presidential debate the night before.” For more: politico.com
Carson and Trump lead the Republican field: Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are currently the top GOP contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. For more
Feminist of the Week: Alice Walker, 71 years old spoke at the University of Georgia Chapel last week. Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose best-known novel “The Color Purple,” Walker is also an active voice in international civil rights issues. Her work centers on the themes of powerful women, racial tensions and family relationships. Her event sold out in less than twenty minutes and she continues to speak out about her beliefs and educate others to this day on racial and gender inequalities.