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StopSlut: A Conference on Sexuality, Bullying, and Rape October 18-19 at The New School in New York City

October 19, 2013 9:30am

Sponsored by The New School Gender Studies Department, Feminist Press, The Arts Effect NYC, and stopslutEquality Now.

Join this historic two-day conference combining theater, panels, and film to interrogate the word “slut.” Discussions will include slut-shaming, rape culture, and claiming sexuality and sexual expression as a human right.
Friday, October 18, 8 pm -10 pm
A screening of Jennifer Baumgardner’s film, It Was Rape followed by a discussion about the value of the survivor’s point ofview.

Saturday, October 19 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Three panels exploring the roles of “the slut,” “the bystander,” and “the activist,” followed by a performance of SLUT, a new play by the Arts Effect NYC all-girls theater company, featured in the NYC Fringe Festival.

Participants include:

Alexandria Goddard, the Steubenville blogger
Ann Fessler, author of The Girls Who Went Away and director of A Girl Like Her 
Michaela Angela Davis, image activist and commentator on Anderson Cooper 360
Emily May, Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback
Wagatwe Wanjuki, creator of fuckyeahfeminists.tumblr.com and contributor to RH Reality Check
Michelle Herrera Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmo Latina
Leora Tanenbaum, author of Slut: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation and forthcoming You Are Not A Slut
Suzy Exposito, activist and contributor to Rookie Mag
Kathy Najimy, actress and activist
Lisa Brunner, VAWA activist and advocate for indigenous women

For more information visit http://www.stopslut.com, register at http://www.stopslut.eventbrite.com, and help us spread the word about #stopslut on Twitter!

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