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Listening Tour NYC 7/25

July 16, 2012


Join Third Wave Foundation and our hosts,
Katherine Acey + Sara Gould
Eat, Drink and Dream
the 2012 Listening Tour in New York City

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Address and Directions to be provided with RSVP

For more information or to RSVP contact,
Kim Ford
212.228.8311 x14

Third Wave is going to key cities across the country to hear from community members how we can better support the future of feminist leadership, deepen our impact and raise support for young social justice activists.

We are a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.


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June 22, 2012 / “The Invisible War” Film Screening

June 19, 2012









Join Third Wave Foundation, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, SparkNYC and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) for a screening event for The Invisible War.

THIS FRIDAY, June 22, 2012

Pre-Screening Happy Hour: Blue Owl  – 196 2nd Ave. / 6:00-7:30p

Film Screening: AMC Village 7 – 66 3rd Ave. / 8:00-9:45p

Debrief Discussion: Luzzo’s Restaurant – 211 1st Ave. / 10:00-11:00pm

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation.

To join us for this film screening and discussion, please email


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May 30, 2012 / Major Activists for Gender Justice: A Discussion at Flomenhaft Gallery

May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 6 – 8pm

Flomenhaft Gallery

547 W 27th St, NY, NY


Please join us at the Flomenhaft Gallery in New York City for a discussion with Major Activists for Gender Justice presented as part of Have Art Will Travel (HAWT) and Flomenhaft Gallery’s The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein.

A tour-de-force with high-profile activists who will reveal their modus operandi for changing the world. They each have a different take on how to shout, move, push the world toward gender equity.


Mia Herndon – Moderator, is the Executive Director of Third Wave Foundation.

Charlotte Bunch is the Founding Director and Senior Scholar, Center for Global Leadership, Douglass College, Rutgers University. A 10-minute video clip from Passionate Politics, the Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch can be viewed on a loop at Flomenhaft Gallery from 10am-2pm on May 30th.

Blanche Wiesen Cook is the Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College, CUNY and Author, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols I and II.

Biola Jeje is the Founding member of New York Students Rising and student-organizer at Brooklyn College.

Dorothy Sander is the Board Co-Chair, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.


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March 2012: Third Wave Joins Women’s History Month Campaign

February 29, 2012

March 2012

Amidst intensified attacks on women’s rights this election year, Third Wave Foundation is partnering with 25 women’s funds from across the country to increase attention to the issues affecting women and girls nationwide.

With politicians openly supporting a reversal of women’s rights – from attempts to deny them access to contraception to deeming them unfit for military combat – the “Calling All Women: Send a Message of Strength” campaign is raising awareness of the inequality that exists and highlighting the change that local and national women’s funds are advancing in communities around the country.

Throughout the month of March – Women’s History Month – the campaign is using mobile-giving technology and a multi-pronged social mobilization approach to spread the message that women must unite for change. By texting WOMEN to 50555, supporters can donate $10, which will be distributed to participating women’s funds.

The campaign features a video demonstrating the impact of inequality on women’s lives. With women still earning only 77 percent of men’s pay – and disparities in access to health care and education pervasive, women continue to lag behind men in many social indicators.

Women’s funds across the U.S. work every day to make positive change by supporting women on a broad range of issues, including living-wage jobs and workplace supports for mothers. By building leadership, skills and connections, these funds also help combat the underrepresentation of women in public office and higher-earning career fields, like science and technology.

As a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30, Third Wave Foundation is committed to growing the women’s movement by supporting new and innovative approaches to pursuing gender, racial, social and economic justice.

For more information about the “Calling All Women: Send a Message of Strength” campaign, please visit

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April 7-9, 2011 / Women’s Funding Network Conference

March 29, 2011

Women’s Funding Network Conference
April 7-9, 2011
Brooklyn, NY

Join Women’s Funding Network for a global conference that brings together women’s fund leaders, donors, experts and activists from around the world! The conference will mobilize women leaders to activate, harness and amplify the Power of Global Networks. Register and read the full schedule and presenters’ list online.

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Feb 24, 2011 / last night’s feminist party II

February 18, 2011

last night’s feminist party II
February 24, 2011 / 7-9pm
White Rabbit / 145 E. Houston St / New York, NY

we’re bringing activism to the party! join local feminist, queer and allied young people for some generous acts of troublemaking to support 3W! (see some photos from our last party.)

come out for the festive feminist drink specials that benefit youth activists across the country. stay for the timely on-the-spot activism to promote reproductive justice in the current legislative session.

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Nov 20th, 2010 / Sistas On The Rise Mic-a-Thon

November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 11am-12pm
Location: 835 Dawson St (store front) Bronx, NY 10459
2/5 train to prospect ave or 6 train to longwood

On November 20th, Sistas on the Rise, a long standing nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for parenting teens in the highest district of teen pregnancy in New York, will be joining forces with 50 performing artists throughout New York for the biggest Mic-a-thon to hit the Northeast- THE *SHOW YOUR LOVE MIC-A-THON*.

SISTAS ON THE RISE houses the legendary SOUL*SWEET SANCTUARY, an Open Mic where we all embrace our creative selves and honor our ancestors. Normally an afterhours affair, Soul Sweet Santurary will be hosting a 12 HOURS of performances- 11AM TO 12AM, filled with food, fiyah, and revolution. All day access tickets are $20, and include food. Group Rates/Sponsorship/Program Journal Packages Starting At $60. For more information, contact Leslie Grant at or call 718.991.6003

Purchase a ticket from an artist in support of YOUNG MOTHERS, MUSIC, AND HIP HOP!

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Nov 19, 2010 / last night’s feminist party

October 27, 2010

last night’s feminist party
Lolita, 266 Broome St, New York, NY

join our staff, local grant partners, and our board for drinking, dancing, posing for party photos you will definitely want to remember the morning after, and other generous acts of trouble-making to support young feminist activists.

happy hour ’til 8! enjoy feminist drink specials to benefit Third Wave!

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Nov 13-14, 2010 / State RootsCamps

October 25, 2010

Saturday, November 13th – Sunday, November 14th, 2010

This year marks the 5th annual RootsCamp “unconference” where organizers set the agenda, share lessons learned and drive the conversation about best practices in organizing. RootsCamps aren’t top-down, panel-led conferences. They are “unconferences” led by the people who attend — like you — who want to talk about organizing and running campaigns in a whole new way. It’s a place to share the stories, successes and lessons of our organizing from a truly local perspective. You’ll hear directly from the field staff, data managers, and new media gurus, as well as the campaign managers and consultants, so that we can all replicate our successes and avoid repeating the failures in our next campaigns.

Click here to see where the RootsCamp is being held in your state!

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Nov 4-7, 2010 / Women’s Donor Network Conference

September 29, 2010

Thursday, November 4 – Sunday, November 7, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Donor Network Conference will be taking place this year on November 4-7, in Philadelphia, PA. The theme of this year’s conference is “Local Action, Global Impact: Connecting Women. Building Networks. Making Change.”

For more information, check out their website.

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Sept 10, 2010 / Our Rights, Our Communities: Streetwise and Safe & Young Women’s Empowerment Project

September 9, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010, 7-9:30 pm
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Fabulous Loft Space
147 W. 24th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues, 5th floor

Streetwise and Safe (SAS), Streetwork & the Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) invite you to join us in celebrating $pread magazine’s summer 2010 Issue featuring our collective achievements in working with homeless youth, youth with experience of involvement in the sex trades, and youth who have experienced criminalization in the context of policing sex work and “quality of life” initiatives! We hope you will support us in continuing to build safe and resilient communities, fight criminalization of youth, and protect and promote our rights, leadership and self-determination!!!

$10 – $50 sliding scale, youth under 24 FREE. Please bring your checkbooks. If you want to buy tickets in advance or can’t make it but would like to support our work anyway, please donate online.

This fabulous fundraiser will feature:

  • The New York City premiere screening of SAS’ unique “know your rights” video THIS IS MY TRUTH, made by and for LGBTQ youth of color about policing and criminalization in the context of policing of sex work and “quality of life” offenses. Find out how to bring a SAS workshop to your organization!
  • Dope tracks created by YWEP members with Detroit MC Invincible. Learn more about YWEP’s amazing participatory research project and report “Girls do what they have to do to survive: Illuminating Methods used by Girls in the Sex Trade and Street Economy to Fight Back and Heal: A Participatory Action Research Study of Resilience and Resistance”
  • Information about Streetwork’s new and groundbreaking initiative to provide harm reduction services to youth involved in the sex trades.
  • Spoken word by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene. Yvonne is an Ijaw and Urhobo who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane. She uses her poetry to chisel a verbal sculpture of her soul for listeners while addressing issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, war, imperialism, love, self-esteem and family. Etaghene has self-published three collections of poetry, toured nationally and performed in over 25 u.s. cities. Her one woman show, Volcano’s Birthright{s}, debuted in May 2009 in New York City. For more information about her work & future performances of her one woman show, please visit My Love is A Verb. Her performative work can be found on YouTube.
  • And last but not least, we have amazing raffle prizes that include: One year Bluestockings membership card, Tarot Reading by Remy Kharbanda, a basket of Tree’s Treats, a 30 min massage with Saul Silva of Healing Hands for the People, a 1hr Swedish Massage at Center Balancing with Gail Cooper, 2 tickets to Basement Banghra, INCITE Women of Color Against Violence publications “The Color of Violence” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded,” $pread Magazine’s commemorative back catalogue and exciting Babeland goodies!

Please join us and help us spread the word!

Sponsored by: $pread magazine, Babeland, and Bluestockings

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Sept 16, 2010 / Queers for Economic Justice Joint Housewarming w/ Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project

September 9, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:30 – 9:00pm
147 W 24th St
New York, NY

(Share the invite on Facebook.)

Can you believe it? Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project are all housed under one roof! Celebrate with us!

All Ages // Donations will be split between all 4 groups

We’ll be partying on all four floors including:

  • Dancing!
  • Food & Drink (non-alcoholic/all ages welcome)
  • Video/Photo Projections
  • Special Group Art Project
  • Photobooth
  • Raffle
  • & learn more about all the organizations!

If you can’t make it to the event, please donate online through ALP’s site. Please write “Joint” in the memo section and all proceeds will be split between ALP, FIERCE!, QEJ and SRLP.

For more info:

Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.

Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

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Sept 18, 2010 / Choice USA & COLOR’s Youth the Vote Training

September 9, 2010

The Colorado election is in November. Several ballot measures are threatening your personal freedom. Young people are speaking out for justice.

Join Choice USA, COLOR and friends to learn about the ballot measures and how to talk to voters and get involved. The training will cover it all—from the basics of voter registration and encouraging your friends to get to the polls to the skills necessary to join progressive campaigns working to defeat the so-called “fetal personhood” amendment and the dangerous Tabor initiatives.

We’re looking for young activists across Colorado to join this training and speak out for justice. So, join us and youth organizers like yourself on September 18, 2010 from 9 am – 6 pm in Denver (location TBD) for  Youth the Vote Training.

Click here to register.

Get educated. Get trained. Get out there.

If you have any questions, email Jos Truitt, Choice USA Western States Field Associate.

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Sept 23, 2010 / SPARK: Sex, Wine and Chocolate 2010: Sparking the Fire in Each Other

September 9, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7 – 11 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street NW
Atlanta, GA

Sex, Wine and Chocolate 2010: SPARKing the Fire in Each Other is a community event/fundraiser purposed to delight the senses, excite the mind, and build and strengthen a community working towards reproductive justice for all.

With an eccentric program filled with incredible performances, outstanding awardees, and a flirty dance party, this body and sex positive space guarantees to be a night to remember. From body painting, aerialist, burlesque dancing, and pole dancing extraordinaire, each year we up the ante to bring you a memorable celebration with all proceeds going to benefit SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW’s innovative work to build and sustain a powerful reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the South.

To become a sponsor or for more information, visit SPARK’s website or call 404.532.0022. You can buy tickets in advance online.

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