Join us this Monday at PPNYC’s summer fundraiser (free ticket giveaway!)

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I’m excited to say that this Monday July 25, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is holding its seventh annual “Summer, Sex and Spirits” Benefit at Hudson Terrace. With burlesque performances by Calamity Chang, an open bar, entertainment by Mistress B, a silent auction with some extraordinary items, “naughty balloon art”, and more, it promises to be one helluva event.

Plus, it’s for a good cause: all proceeds go to benefit PPNYC’s healthcare services, education programs, and legislative work. In times like these when states across the U.S. are using Planned Parenthood as a bargaining chip in their war on women, it’s especially important to show our support.

What’s even better is that they have two tickets to give away to the first Feministing reader (and their friend) who emails me the correct answer to this reproductive rights trivia question at lori AT feministing DOT com:

In New York City, what percentage of young people report experiencing sexual violence?
a) 2%
b) 5%
c) 16%
d) 50%

Good luck! We’ll post the answer after we get our winner! And if you missed the trivia but still want to join the feminist fun, click here to buy tickets.

UPDATE: Reader Laura got the correct answer, which is C. 1 in 6, or about 16% of young New Yorkers report experiencing sexual violence. Check out PPNYC’s website for more info on the services and resources available to them. Congrats, Laura!

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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