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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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