Stop Slut : two-day conference combining theater, panels, and film to interrogate the word “slut.”

    When:
    October 18, 2013 – October 20, 2013 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2013-10-18T04:00:00+00:00
    2013-10-20T04:00:00+00:00

    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 of view.

    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