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President Obama announced last week the charities that will be receiving money from his Nobel Peace Prize Award. The full list is here, but it includes a Haiti relief organization, and a number of organizations focusing on access to education.
J. Crew is being sued for discriminating against a transgender job applicant. This is part of a larger trend of discrimination among these types of stores in NYC, and a targeted campaign by an organization called Make The Road NYC to highlight and combat this employment discrimination.
Do you like Dolly Parton? Want to support the Girls Rock Camp Austin? Check out their online fundraiser where you can have a chance to win a guitar signed by Ms. Parton, as well as support this awesome program.
A new social networking site called Antigone Connect just launched to “connect women and feminists across Canada.”
A group of folks are creating a book called Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. It’s like Our Bodies, Ourselves, but specifically for the trans and gender variant community. They are looking for responses to this survey, for inclusion in the book.
Support Anna, our awesome Community Moderator, in the upcoming San Francisco Walk Against Rape. You can donate to her walk here, or find details about joining the walk yourself here.

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  • Anna

    Thanks so much for the shoutout Miriam! Even if you can’t donate, I hope folks living in the SF Bay Area come out and support if they can! After the walk there is going to be a HUGE 3hour festival in Dolores Park. Should be an amazing time with some really great social-justice folk!

  • Marc

    A bit off topic, I hope the moderator doesn’t mind: if you’re in the DC area this upcoming weekend, or anywhere around the country, and would like to be a part of a wonderful, national conference with young feminists, check out the Feminist Majority’s Young Feminists Leadership Summit, starting March 20.
    It’s a good way to build activist relationships, create alliances and exchange ideas and visions. I’ve attended the past three years, and I have to tell you, most of the people I’ve met have become life-long friends to whom I can turn each time there are feminist work that needs to be done.

  • Toongrrl

    J. Crew!!!! Honestly, why should they (the store) care about what’s in our pants?