Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Politics, Sex, and Cocktails"

A Cocktail Party to Benefit Planned Parenthood NYC

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm

37 W. 17th Street
New York, NY

Talk politics directly with your City Council Members and get the scoop on how they plan to protect Reproductive Rights in 2009.

21 and over.

$20 - Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund, the political wing of Planned Parenthood of New York City

Space is limited. Reserve your ticket today at

Benefit Party to Celebrate the Nation’s New First Lady

Three Brooklyn-based, feminist organizations— Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), RightRides, and Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER)—have joined forces for “First Lady,” a benefit party to celebrate the county’s new First Lady and support the exciting and innovative work of these local grassroots groups. The party, featuring DJ Barney Iller, will take place at Trophy Bar in Brooklyn on Thursday, February 12, from 7-10pm.

The suggested $10 donation will directly support the work of these organizations, and donors will receive free drink tickets from 7-8pm. The event will also feature Bush’s Yard Sale, a silent auction dedicated to getting rid of the old to fund the new, as well as a short documentary by Jonah Levy highlighting the work of the recipient organizations through the lens of possibilities that the Obamas bring to our future. A team of community organizers will greet attendees and provide information about volunteer opportunities, along with other ways to get involved in building safer and more just communities.

Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway (between Rodney and Keap), Brooklyn.
J/M/Z train to Marcy Ave., walk 1 block east on Broadway; G train to Broadway, walk 4 blocks west on Broadway.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Hour this Tuesday!

Repro Health Happy Hour is this TUESDAY, January 27th at Pacific Standard Bar on 4th Ave. in Brooklyn! See below for details..

Come join us for a drink to celebrate the exciting new year!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy hour returns to Brooklyn

The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be on Tuesday, January 27th at

Pacific Standard, 82 Forth Avenue in Brooklyn (between Bergen and St. Marks).

You have many, many train options:

2, 3 to Bergen/D,M,N,R to Pacific/4, 5 to Atlantic.

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As always, we'll be drinking from 6-9pm so drop by any time within that window.

Hope to see you there,

Leila & Myra

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free informational session for expectant parents

January Meeting Topic: Inspiring Birth Stories: Painless? Positive Medical Support? Orgasmic? What can we learn from these experiences?

New parents will share their birth experiences, talking about their fears and how they found support and ultimately the strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in a satisfying way

The session is generously hosted by 14 Street Y

DATE: Thursday, January 29th 6:15pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: 344 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd avenue

GUEST SPEAKERS: Four parents who have recently given birth in a variety of settings and Cara Muhlhahn, CNM, author of the memoir Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir (Kaplan Publishing, 2008)

We hope to see you there, and welcome you to invite your friends, family or other expectant families who might be interested.

RSVP is appreciated (kelly at

For more information, go here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bon Voyage, Bush Party*!!

Featuring some of NYC's hottest DJs, Comedians and Live Performers!

Quirky Cruise Games! Raffle Prizes! Drink Spercials!

Monday, January 19th


Galapagos Art Space

Click Here to buy your tickets before this event sells out! Don't Miss the Boat!

Proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund.

*Cruisewear encouraged!

Raising Our Voices for Choice: A Roe Tribute & Call to Action

Thursday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm, City Hall

Even with a pro-choice President moving into the White House, women’s reproductive freedom remains under threat. Get the facts New York's Reproductive Health Act and clinic access, hear about "hotspots" for anti-choice activities across the country, and get Obama his repro rights to-do list.

Featuring Eleanor Bader, pro-choice activist and writer; Latifa Lyles, National NOW Officer; Galen Sherwin, NYCLU Reproductive Rights Project Director; and others! Learn what steps you can take to protect choice and then raise your voice for choice in a post-discussion networking and post-card-writing session.

For more information, go here.

Co-sponsored by: Brooklyn-Queens NOW | New York Civil Liberties Union

Monday, January 12, 2009

Drugs, Pregnancy, and Parenting

Drugs, Pregnancy, and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say,
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, New York City

People working in the field of family law and child-welfare often have cases that involve issues of drug use. These lawyers, social workers, counselors, advocates and investigators, however, are often trying to do their jobs without the benefit of evidence-based research or access to experts knowledgeable about drugs, drug treatment and the relationship between drug use, pregnancy and parenting. That is why on February 11, 2009 we are sponsoring a spectacular one-day continuing education program entitled: Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say. Please join us and please help us spread the word. You can register now:

If your work involves family law, child welfare law, advocacy on behalf of children, parents or families pregnant and parenting women and their families or issues of drug use – this continuing education program is for you. Even if this is not specifically your field of work, this truly interesting day will be a great way to earn continuing education credits. Substance Abuse Counselors can earn New York CASAC credits.

This dynamic program features nationally and internationally renowned medical, social work, and legal experts as well as people with direct experience who will help distinguish myth from fact, evidence-based information from media hype and provide meaningful tools for improved advocacy, representation, care and treatment. Panelists will discuss current research on marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, as well as other areas of research regarding drug use, prenatal exposure to drugs, recovery, treatment and parenting. This up-to-date research is critical for effective representation and care.

Discussion points will include:
• What does a positive drug test predict about future neglect and abuse?
• What tools can I use to distinguish between myth and fact regarding the effect of drugs and other claims made about drug use and drug users? Is there such a thing as a "crack baby"?
• Is there a difference between drug use and abuse? Can a person parent and be a drug user?
• How should social workers, lawyers, counselors, advocates and judges use and interpret drug tests?
• How do we determine what, if any, treatment should be required and how do we measure its success?
• What is the relationship between drug use, abstinence, relapse and recovery?
• What does evidence-based research tell us about the effectiveness of different kinds of drug treatment?
• How can we implement safety plans that keep families together?
• How can I best advocate for/ help my client when drug use is an issue?

No matter what kind of work you do or practice you have, this course will challenge your assumptions, identify valuable resources and generate hope about families where drug use is an issue.

Please join us for: Drugs, Pregnancy, and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say

When :
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from 9am to 6pm.

Where : NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan

Registration: The fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided.) Financial aid is available.
Please register at:

This program was developed through a consultative process with representatives from all aspects of New York City's child welfare system. We really appreciate the time people have taken to inform us and to share their knowledge and experiences with us.

This program is co-sponsored by: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, New York University School of Law, and New York University Silver School of Social Work

Continuing Legal Education (7 hours NY CLE credits), Social Work and CASAC credits for full or partial day program available for New York. This program is appropriate for practitioners at all levels. Students are welcome as well. New Jersey CLE credit pending.

For more information, contact Allison Guttu, NAPW Equal Justice Works Staff Attorney, at 212.255.9252 or .

Monday, January 5, 2009

1/21 I Had An Abortion screening in NYC


"I Had An Abortion" Documentary Screening & Discussion with Jennifer Baumgardner, Filmmaker, Activist, Author & Gillian Aldrich, Filmmaker

*in honor of Roe vs. Wade anniversary*
a portion of the proceeds donated to
New York Abortion Access Fund

additional support by Women & Hollywood

Location: The People Lounge
When: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM

Where: In the heart of the Feminist District - People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Avenue)
HopStop Directions

Cost: $12 online pre-sales until Jan 20, $15 at door