The F Bomb: Five Portlanders on Feminism


Bitch Media, Portland Women's Crisis Line, and Sylvania Women's Resource Center are teaming up to spend an evening talking about feminism! Join us for a panel discussion led by Bitch Media online editor Sarah Mirk, who will talk with Verna Bailey, Karol Collymore, Katie Nguyen, and tash shatz about what feminism means to them.

Join us on Monday, February 24th at 7pm at the PCC Cascade campus in the Moriarty Arts Humanities Building (in Portland at 705 N. Killingsworth).

All proceeds benefit Bitch Media and Portland Women's Crisis Line. There are no service fees attached to this ticket. 

Your $10 ticket includes admission and complimentary dessert!


More on our panelists:

Verna Bailey was the first African American woman to enroll in undergraduate school at the University of Mississippi. A former principal, vice principal and K-12 Administrator for Counseling and Diversity with the Beaverton School District, Verna is known for helping organizations and institutions create and foster a climate where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected.

Karol Collymore is Executive Director of the Equity Foundation, Oregon's only community foundation dedicated to funding LGBTQ issues. Karol has 13 years of experience in non-profit, political and government roles. She has worked with diverse organizations such as the American Heart Association, Pro-Choice Oregon and Multnomah County. She ran for County Commissioner in 2010 and most recently was director of development at the Raphael House of Portland.

Leela Ginelle is a journalist and playwright. A transgender woman, she has chronicled her transition in personal columns in PQ Monthly and Just Out, and covered transgender issues in those publications, as well as the Advocate. An active member of Portland's LGBTQ community, she's volunteered regularly with TransActive, SMYRC and the Q Center.

Katie Nguyen is an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian. An ensemble member at the Brody Theater, Katie has also performed at Curious Comedy Theater, ComedySportz, and was a semifinalist in Helium Comedy Club's Portland's Funniest Person Contest. She also writes and performs sketch with a delightful group of ladies called Vestivus. Katie works as the Family/Community Involvement Liaison with a local school district and is a volunteer educator at OMSI.

tash shatz is dedicated to building community as a transgender and genderqueer advocate for social justice. tash has had the honor to work on issues ranging from sexual assault prevention to student rights, transgender-inclusive health care and racial justice. Currently, tash serves as the Interim Program Director for Basic Rights Oregon.