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"SlutTalk" to raise awareness of slut shaming, sexual assault
From a press release
2016-01-19

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If you grew up in America you've probably been called a slut...or called someone a slut. If you're a girl, it was probably both. "Slutiness" is practically a rite of passage in all of our lives from adolescence to adulthood and it is women who are most often the target of slut shaming and sexual judgment that often leads to assault and violence. F#CK THAT NOISE.

In collaboration with The Smear Campaign, Harold Washington College professor and feminist performer Alicia Swiz ( popgoesalicia.com ) will host a rad cast of Chicago stand-ups and storytellers who will perform about their experiences with being a slut. An audience Q&A and dialogue with the performers will follow.

Line-up: Carly Oishi, Britt Julious, Stefania Rudd, Alex Kumin & Brittany Meyer

Misfit29 Studios will be in house documenting the event and snapping photos of guests puckering up in one of three lipsticks by The Smear Campaign — all of which will be available for purchase.

Date: Wednesday February 10th 2016

Time: 8 PM

Location: East Room, Logan Square, 2345 N Milwaukee Ave.

$10 cover: Tickets available online.

50% of proceeds will be donated to A Long Walk Home, Inc.

Alicia Swiz is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a critical eye and a feminist heart. You can find her in the classroom or on a stage facilitating dialogue that engages audiences in thinking critically about gender and media. Sometimes she's funny and sometimes she's not.

A Long Walk Home ( ALWH ) is a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women. ALWH doesn't just expose the outrage of dating, domestic and sexual violence but inspires social change through community empowerment and public action.

The Smear Campaign is a D.C. based-cosmetics company that advocates for healthy and responsible sexual education, awareness and sexual autonomy for women worldwide. Their mission is to take back the words used against women and change the social conversation about women and sex; creating an open, honest, and equal culture that educates and respects positive female sexuality.

Misfit 29 Studios are Indiana based boudoir/glamour/lifestyle photographers & video producers whose mission is to empower women. #misfitbabes #ownit


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