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This multidisciplinary female-driven festival includes panel discussions Friday through Sunday, August 17 through 19, at the following venues: Artemisia Gallery, 700 N. Carpenter; Autonomous Zone, 3204 W. Division; Association House, 2150 W. North; Casa Central Community Center, 1335 N. California; Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division; Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western; Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley; Humboldt Park, Division and Humboldt; and Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North.

Festival passes cost $65 if purchased at one of four local outlets--Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark (773-769-9299); the Reckless Records stores at 1532 N. Milwaukee (773-235-3727) and 3157 N. Broadway (773-404-5080); and 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th (773-684-1300)--or at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee, through Saturday night. Tickets for individual events will be sold at the door an hour before show time (the panels range from $3 to $5) on a space-available basis;

priority seating will be given to festival pass holders. Consult the music,

film, theater, and art listings for more festival activities. Schedules are subject to change. For information see ladyfestmidwest.org.

Friday, August 17

Ladyfest on Candid Camera

Association House, classroom. 9 AM.

Behind the Scenes: Women in the Music Industry

Association House, auditorium. Noon.

Girls and Activism: Challenging Girls to Challenge Themselves

Holstein Park, balcony. Noon.

Women and Youth Incarcerated in the Criminal 'In'justice System

Casa Central Community Center. Noon.

Run Your Own Show! A Women Entrepreneur Workshop

Association House, classroom. 2 PM.

Kids of Queer Families

Casa Central Community Center. 3 PM.

Violence Against Women Panel

Association House, auditorium. 3 PM.

Busting Out Loud and Proud: Queer Youth Speak From the Front Lines

Association House, classroom. 4 PM.

Funding for Artists: Where Is It?

Holstein Park, auditorium. 4 PM.

Natural Health Care

Chopin Theatre, downstairs. 4:30 PM.

Field Visions: Art, Context, and Community

Artemisia Gallery. 5:30 PM.

Street Harassment Project: Discuss the Problem, Discover Solutions

Association House, auditorium. 5:30 PM.

Womyn in Action Organizing for Social Justice

Casa Central Community Center. 5:30 PM.

Saturday, August 18

Keep Your Flora Flowering: How to Have a Healthy Vagina

Autonomous Zone. Noon.

The Question of the Real Conditions of a "Space" for Independent Musicians

Casa Central Community Center. Noon.

Retain Power, Minimize Misrepresentation: How to Get Press Your Own Way

Quimby's Bookstore. Noon.

Women in Male-Dominated Fields

Holstein Park, auditorium. Noon.

Feminist Perspectives on Pornography

Chopin Theatre, upstairs. 1 PM.

Women of Color Discussing Racism

Casa Central Community Center. 2 PM.

Zine Workshop

Quimby's Bookstore. 2 PM.

Gentrification Issues: Preserving Your Neighborhood

Association House, auditorium. 3 PM.

Same Gender Loving Women's Health Panel

Association House, classroom. 3 PM.

Women in Noncommercial Radio

Holstein Park, auditorium. 3 PM.

Almost Unknown: Women Making It in Music Journalism

Quimby's Bookstore. 4 PM.

Sisters in the Struggle: Women Political Prisoners

Autonomous Zone. 4 PM.

Zine Making

Association House, classroom. 4 PM.

Transgendered Forum

Association House, auditorium. 5:30 PM.

Sunday, August 19

Color Me Bad: Ethnically Diverse Women in Entertainment

Humboldt Park. 2 PM.

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