Friday, May 25, 2007
A bold and brazen discussion with three writers who know their stuff. Jessica Valenti, founder of the popular blog Feministing.com and author of "Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters," Amber Madison, author of "Hooking Up: A Girl's Guide to All to Sex and Sexuality," and Mikhaela Reid, political cartoonist and author of "Attack of the 50-Foot Mikhaela" talk about what's good, what's bad, and what's just plain weird about being young and sexual in today's America.
It's Friday, June 22, 7-8:30 pm at Think Coffee on Mercer
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The Guttmacher Institute Invites You to Attend
An Evening to Promote Safe Sex
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm
Food • Wine and Beer • Live Music • Private Terrace • Raffle • Free Giveaways
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Vocalization? ....And much more!
Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007, 6:30-8:30PM
Meeting location: 441 Lexington Avenue, entrance on 44th Street (across from Grand Central Station), 19th floor, NYC
Guest speakers: Sarah E. Rivkin, MS, LAc, Dipl. OM.; Denise Spatafora, founder of Bornclear; Marcy Perlman Tardio, CNM, and 3 mothers who will talk about their individual choice and experience.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
"The Struggle for Birth Control and Abortion Rights: Past and Present"
At this benefit event, film will be utilized to discuss the history of the fight for reproductive rights in the U.S. First released in 1972, we will screen "It Happens to Us," which remains a classic plea for legal abortion, followed by clips of today's feminist movement in action.
Date: Wednesday May 23rd 7PM
Cost: $10 to Benefit the Women's Liberation Birth Control Project
Location: Monkey Town 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take L to Bedford St Stop.
Reservations are recommended but not required: www.monkeytownhq.com.
When Amalie Rothschild made the film "It Happens to Us" in 1972, the women's liberation movement was on the march. In 1970 NY became the first state to legalize abortion and in 1973 the Supreme Court followed suit by making abortion legal nation wide. Thirty-five years later, the movement continues to fight for a woman's right to control her own body. The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, a law that restricts a safe and necessary abortion
procedure. With the right wing chipping away at Roe v. Wade, it is imperative that women respond.
As part of our efforts to raise consciousness and gain momentum in the movement for reproductive freedom, we will screen "It Happens to Us," which shows women testifying about their abortions, both legal and illegal, followed by video clips of today's feminist movement in action.
Proceeds will benefit The Women's Liberation Birth Control Project, an organization that fights for justice for women, including our rights to birth control and abortion.
The Birth Control Project is at the forefront of the fight to make the Morning-After Pill over-the-counter. Our members have held sit-ins, speak-outs and rallies, and are even suing the FDA to make the Morning-After Pill over-the-counter for all women, regardless of age.
Learn more about the Birth Control Project: www.birthcontrolproject.org
Learn more about the film: http://www.newday.com/films/It_Happens_to_Us.html
Learn more about the venue: www.monkeytownhq.com