Remember those high school summer reading lists? SKM over at Shakesville gives us her own list for this summer. Some great recommendations, and check out the comments for even more.
Melissa Arjona introduces us to the new book "Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry" by Tiffany M. Gill (via Feminist Review).
The book "His Own Where" by June Jordan was originally published in 1971, written in a style of "Black English" and hoping to connect with youth in the way they already speak. The 2010 re-release features an introduction by Sapphire (by feministpress.org).
On July 15th, join ChoiceUSA and event co-chairs Wyndi Marie Anderson and Diana Bruce as they honor young activists and their mentors at their 8th Annual Generation-to-Generation Celebration! (more info here).
Don’t miss, on July 17th, a one night event in downtown Los Angeles. The Viscera Women’s Film Festival screens new short horror films directed by women at the Downtown Independent Theater, with special guests and filmmakers in attendance (via Feminist Majority Foundation).
Across the pond? The Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference will take place July 14th,15th and 16th to talk about "gender, mental health, women’s health, feminist theory, masculinities, sexualities, qualitative methodologies, disability, ethnicity and racism" (via The British Psychological Society).
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