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Cocktails for Change – Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

For more information:

Call 504-899-1447 ext. 2 or email LAEVENTS@PPGULFCOAST.ORG

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The Dark Side of Chocolate: Free Movie Showing, Thursday 7/19

Thursday, 7/19, 7:30pm

Zeitgeist Arts Center

1618 O.C. Haley Blvd.

“A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interview both proponents and opponents of these alleged practices, and use hidden camera techniques to delve into the gritty world of cocoa plantations.

Discussion to follow on labor trafficking in Louisiana, ways to identify potential victims, and how to work to save these victims on a systemic level.  FREE Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting on a first come-first serve basis.”

Sponsored by Catholic Charities

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From Bourbon Street to the upcoming Super Bowl,  human trafficking is a reality in New Orleans. Come to this free movie showing to learn more about the gritty realities beneath the surface of our daily practices.

Curious about how your own consumption habits relate to modern-day slavery? Take the Slavery Footprint Survey.

For more information and resources about human trafficking, visit the Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking website.

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With our first meeting coming up this Sunday, you may have seen some of our posters up around town. In case you’ve missed them, (or want to put some up for us, *hint hint*), here they are:




Also, any comments, criticism, or suggestions for future fliers are definitely welcome!

EDIT: NEW FLYER – Why_Should_Men


NOLA Free School Class Starting May 13th

Whoo hoo!

We are officially on the New Orleans Free School Calendar:

What is feminism? Why should men care about it? This weekly discussion group seeks to explore these questions. No background knowledge is required. Topics for discussion will include socialization, gender roles, patriarchy, male privilege, domestic violence, sexual assualt, intersectionality, how to be an ally, etc. The specific syllabus, however, will be decided by the group members themselves.

For more information, please contact

We will be meeting at Fair Grinds Coffee House @ 3133 Ponce de Leon every Sunday, starting May 13th, at 5pm. Note, this is mother’s day. Do right by your mother and come talk feminism! And please please please suggest articles, topics, or films  for the class.

Finally, while all are welcome to join in the conversation, this group aims to provide a space for men to talk openly about feminism.

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Vagina Monologues Benefit Production: Friday, April 20th

From the Facebook Event Page:

“On April 20th 2012, at 8pm, V-Day NOLA will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Howlin’ Wolf.

Join us as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed at The Howlin’ Wolf on Friday April 20th at 8pm. Tickets are sliding scale priced from $12 to $25 and may be purchased at the door or by calling 504-529-5844 or by visiting Ages 18+ Only

Proceeds benefit Hagars House for Women & Children. For more information about Hagars House, visit

The Official Vagina After Party to follow, featuring The Organ Grinders, Daria and the Hip Drops, and a dance party with DJ Nice Rack. Additional information at


What are The Vagina Monologues?

Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world – from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998. A special edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in honor of V-Day’s ten year anniversary.

What is V-Day?
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

To learn more about V-Day NOLA, call 225-281-0062 or e-mail the organization at To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit”

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: April 26th, Tulane University

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexual violence…

While many people may have the perception that domestic violence and sexual assault are “women’s issues,” we believe that inviting men to become allies in ending the violence sends a powerful message.  In asking men to publicly stand up and show their commitment to ending violence, their actions will encourage other men to start thinking about how they personally can do their part to end violence.

While the “opportunity for men to educate the community” part sounds a little off, I’m glad to see consciousness raising among men about issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Building: LBC Quad
Location: uptown campus

For more info, click here.

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