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Feminist Events in the Portland Area

September 23, 2013

Here’s some exciting news for Portland feminists this week: Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is speaking at Reed College and Cermion House is performing selected works of the late Tillie Olsen!

Anne Fausto-Sterling

  • Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Brown University.

Dr. Fausto-Sterling is a leading gender and biology expert, will be speaking at Reed College in Vollum Lecture Hall (map) at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 26th. Her lecture will address gender theory, and is open to the public. For more information about Dr. Fausto-Sterling, please visit her website:

Tillie Olsen

  • Tillie Olsen (1912 – 2007)

Tillie Olsen: A Retrospective is a benefit reading of portions of the works of award-winning feminist author Tillie Olsen, featuring a cast of veteran actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The event will take place at Cerimon House (map) on Sunday, September 29th, at 7 pm. A donation of $20 at the door is suggested, though admission is sliding scale. For more information about the works and life of Tillie Olsen, please visit her website:

UPDATE: This event is no longer taking place on Saturday. There will be one performance on the 29th, and it is recommended you reserve your space by emailing

Please note that neither of these events is affiliated with In Other Words, but we are happy to raise awareness of feminist events in the Portland area. If you have an event you would like mentioned on our blog, please contact

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2013 12:40 pm

    Hello and thank you so much for posting our upcoming event – Tillie Olsen: A Retrospective. We would like to notify you that a change in scheduling has caused us to cancel our Saturday evening performance and this event will be one night only: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH @ 7:00PM. Thank you for making this change and we look forward to see any and all on Sunday to celebrate this amazing woman’s life and works.

    More information at our website:

    -Cerimon House


  2. September 24, 2013 12:57 pm

    Hello, Cerimon House here again. We are so excited for this event and realize that we should let you know that our venue (in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, at the cross roads of NE 23rd Avenue and NE Sumner Street. 1 block north of Alberta) seats 75 people. With only one night for this special event (Sunday, September 29th @ 7:00pm), it is certain we shall fill up. Save your place today by writing to and we will respond with a confirmation e-mail. Once again, apologies for the need to cancel Saturday’s performance.

    -Cerimon House


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