Friday, July 27, 2007

Gender Equality Festival in Brooklyn Saturday!

Gender Equality Festival

Date: 7/28/2007
Time: 11am-6pm

Description: Girls for Gender Equity is proud to organize the Second Annual New York City Gender Equality Festival on July 28th 11am – 6pm at Von King Park in Brooklyn, NY Featuring performances by artists including singer/songwriter Pamela Means, hip hop artist Carlethal, Women’s Project theater group, and spoken word poets Urban Word NYC, the Gender Equality Festival is a free public event for education, networking, resource sharing, community interaction, arts and recreation that is open to New Yorkers of all ages and genders. Over 90 community organizations will participate, offering workshops on a wide variety of topics – responding to street harassment, zine making, HIV/AIDS, self defense, youth leadership, online activism, responding to police violence, reproductive justice, and more. For more information, contact Devon Claridge at 718-857-1393 or

Location: Von King/Tompkins Park, Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Devon Claridge

Phone: (718) 857-1393 E-Mail:


Reproductive Justice In New York State: Assembly Member Richard Gotffried

Reproductive Justice In New York State: Assembly Member Richard Gotffried

Date: 8/14/2007 Time: 12 noon

Assembly Member Richard Gottfried

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
12:00 Noon Social Half-Hour
12:30 PM Program
33 West 60th Street, 5th Floor Conference Room

Hon. Richard N. Gottfried,
Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health

While the federal government and other states are weakening a woman's right to choose, New York State is continuing its historic role of remaining in the forefront of reproductive justice for women. In 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade, New York State guaranteed women the right to legal abortions.

Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair of the New York State Assembly Health Committee, will discuss New York State's current bill, Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act, recently introduced by Governor Spitzer that would update New York’s reproductive rights law. The Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act would take the abortion legislation out of New York’s criminal statutes and put it in the Public Health Law.

Pre-Registration is Required
You will be asked to show a photo ID in the lobby of the building. No Charge WCC Members & Students with ID • $10 Nonmembers

Location: 33 West 60th Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY

Contact: Victoria Passarella

Phone: 212-353-8070 x204 E-Mail: victoriap@wccny,org