BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you know when doctors claimed education
dangerous to women's health or the name of Harriot Blatch's mom,
you're in luck.
Because most pub trivia questions tend to overlook people of
color, women and LGBT folks, the University at Buffalo graduate
group Society of Feminists (UBSoFem) has partnered with Merge
restaurant and bar to present what they call "an affirming night of
historical, current and pop-culture trivia that honors on-going
struggles for social justice."
The event will take place Aug. 21 beginning at 9 p.m. at Merge,
439 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, moderated by Britney McClain from PUSH
It will be the first in a series of fall events sponsored by
UBSoFem to promote dialogue around gender equality. The cover
charge is $5 per person and all proceeds go to UBSoFem for
Teams of up to four can compete for several prizes, including a
$60 gift certificate to Merge restaurant, merchandise from Queen
City Roller Girls, gift cards from Righteous Babe Records and
To register your team or to join a team, contact UBSoFem at firstname.lastname@example.org. You
can also join the event on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/322667531157734/
or follow the group's Tumblr at http://ubsofem.tumblr.com/
This event also is sponsored in part by the UB School of Social
Work Graduate Student Association, Queen City Roller Girls, Burning
Books and Righteous Babe Records.
UBSoFem was founded in 2006 by graduate students in the UB
School of Social Work to engage the community through a feminist
lens by organizing film screenings, panel discussions, speakers,
actions and educational programming.
In October, the group will sponsor a screening of "Miss
Representation," Jennifer Newsom Siegel's 2011 documentary about
women's role in our society that will leave audiences shaken but
armed with a startling new perspective.
It will also host an awards ceremony honoring UB faculty members
and students whose work reflect a commitment to gender equality and