healthcare, War on Women, Women — September 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Don’t miss the Detroit Lady Parts Justice V to Shining V party on Saturday, Sept. 27!


Come celebrate women, have some fun and take action to vote out anti-women candidates in November.

It’s going to be a heck of a bash — and Michigan is going to make some noise about elected officials who are bad news for women on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the The Park Bar in Detroit. The goal is to educate and empower voters to take action to elect pro-women candidates on November 4 and say “no thanks” to candidates who want to squash women’s rights. And have big fun in the process. I mean, there will even be Eunice the Uterus cookies! How much fun is that?

Oh, and did I mention the party is FREE?

The Detroit event is part of the Lady Parts Justice nationwide celebration of women on Sept. 27, with official events and house parties in every state.

Michigan’s party is being headlined by Lisa Brown, whose being silenced for using the word “vagina” on the state House floor was a catalyst for the creation of Lady Parts Justice.

Here’s the full lineup of speakers and entertainers:


  • Lisa Brown, reproductive rights hero
  • Rashida Tlaib, state Representative
  • Renee Chelian, founder and executive director, Northland Family Planning Centers
  • Dr. Mira Krishnan, behavioral health leader and LGBT/women’s/children’s advocate
  • Amy Lynn Smith, writer and healthcare advocate


  • Lianna Carrera, comedian and host
  • Holly Miranda
  • Amy Gore
  • Ambrosia Parsley
  • Insite the Riot
  • ‘Nique Love Rhodes
  • Jaci Caprice

And there will be even more, but let’s leave a few surprises for the big day. Although the event is free, donations to Lady Parts Justice are welcome. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Can’t make it to Detroit? Or are you younger than 18? (Sorry, that’s the age limit for admission to the bash.) Host your own party or attend one near you! Get details HERE. Wherever you are, join in the fun online and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #V2V14 and #LPJ927.

Read my interview with LPJ co-founder Lizz Winstead for a deeper dive into what’s behind Lady Parts Justice.

[Image credit: Eunice cookies created by Marna Nemon, photo by Lacey Story.]