Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Women's Health Free Clinic Happy Hour Fundraiser this Saturday!

The WHFC is the nation's first comprehensive student-run free women's health clinic. The clinic is a partnership between New York University School of Medicine, the Reproductive Health Access Project, and the Institute for Family Health. Since our opening on February 9th, 2008 we have provided, at no cost to our patients, a full-range of reproductive health services including contraception, options counseling, medication abortion, specialty referrals, counseling, and patient education. We are dedicated to training medical students in patient-centered reproductive heath care and to nurturing the longstanding traditions of volunteerism and community service among healthcare professionals.

The fundraiser will also serve as the Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) Regional conference social event. This fundraiser is open to the public (so bring all your friends!) and will be broadly advertised to the greater medical community.

Please join us to raise money for WHFC. All of your donations will go directly to patient care. Belmont Lounge is a lovely venue right by Union Square- start your night early with a few drinks for a good cause!

WHAT: WHFC Happy Hour Fundraiser
WHEN: April 11, Saturday, 5-8PM
WHERE: Belmont Lounge (117 E. 15th Street New York, NY)
WHY: Because everyone deserves accessible, comprehensive reproductive healthcare!

$5 for students in advance ($7 at the door)
$15 for non-students

*With admissions, every individual will receive a free vodka drink! Enjoy $4 beer, wine, and well mixed-drinks between 5-8PM.

We will be selling tickets in advance the week of the event (April 6-10) in front of the Ehrman Library.

We hope to see you there!

PS: If you can't make the fundraiser, you can still support the WHFC with an online donation: http://www.nyu.edu/giving/make.gift/giving.html?id=1000014



Where: The Beauty Bar @ 231 East 14th Street between 2nd – 3rd Avenues
When: April 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
How Much: $8 minimum

Your donation supports the Ms. Foundation for Women in making grants and providing training to organizations at the local, state, Tribal and national levels working for progressive changes in policy and culture.

The evening will include: Drinks, desserts and conversation

NYAAF Book Reading Tonight in Brooklyn!

Book Reading: Kathryn Joyce, Jennifer Baumgardner and Michelle Goldberg

March Edition of the Other Means Reading Series Benefits the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF)

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Flying Saucer
Street: 494 Atlantic Avenue
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY

Great literary event for a suggested donation of just $5!

Journalists Kathryn Joyce, Jennifer Baumgardner and Michelle Goldberg are reading from their books Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, Abortion and Life, and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World.

The event is part of the Other Means Reading Series, a monthly progressive fundraiser which subscribes to the belief that small donations count and anyone can be a philanthropist.

Suggested donation is $5 at the door, which the authors have asked to go to NYAAF to help low income women pay for abortions they need but cannot afford.

For more about NYAAF, visit our Facebook page:

Raising Women's Voices Speak Out Wednesday!



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

7 to 9:30 p.m.

The InterChurch Center

475 Riverside Dr. at 119th Street, Manhattan

(Enter through the Claremont Avenue side of the building)

This is a FREE EVENT!

Come and share your stories about why we need health reform this year!

Emcee is Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative

Moderator is Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor

Performance by the InterChurch Gospel Choir

DIRECTIONS: No. 1 train to 116th Street, walk 1 block west (toward Hudson River), turn right and walk 1 block north on Claremont Avenue to 119th Street), OR M5 bus to Riverside and 119th Street OR M104 bus to 120th and Broadway, walk 1 block west to Claremont Avenue and 120th.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rally to end New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws!

Rally to end New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws

Wednesday, March 25, 1 p.m.

Governor Paterson’s office, 633 3rd Ave., between 40th and 41st

Russell Simmons
Meile Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller’s granddaughter
The Rev. Calvin Butts, Abyssinian Baptist Church
Correctional Association of New York
New York Civil Liberties Union
Drop the Rock
Drug Policy Alliance
The Fortune Society
Center for Community Alternatives
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP)
The Bronx Defenders
Womens Prison Association
Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment (FREE)
JusticeWorks Community

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Repro Health Happy Hour Tuesday in the LES!

Join us this Tuesday, March 24th for Repro Health Happy Hour in the LES! We will be at the Magician bar on Rivington Street from 6 to 9pm. More details below.

Hope to see you Tuesday!
Myra and Leila

The Magician
118 Rivington St. (near Essex St.), New York, NY
F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.; J, M, Z at Essex St.
Happy Hour Specials!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Wednesday, March 25th
Create your own shift anytime between 7:30 am-7:30 pm

Join NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood of New York City activists as we hit subway stations throughout NYC to keep New Yorkers safe and spread the word about Emergency Contraception. We will hand out condoms and information about how to get EC to everyone who passes by. Join NARAL representatives or organize at your favorite stop at a time that works for you - it’s your choice.


14th St. Union Square, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

34 St. Herald Square, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

*Join us or organize at your favorite stop and time!*

To RSVP contact Lalena at lhoward@prochoiceny.org, with your stop, shift, and contact info for all members of your group

Repro Health Happy Hour - Tuesday, March 24th

Hope to see you next Tuesday! Manhattan bar location to be announced very soon!

Free Monthly Meeting for Expectant Parents

Choices in Childbirth is pleased to announce the upcoming free informational meeting for expectant parents.

Inspiring Birth Stories: Cesarean and VBAC

Considering VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)? Thinking about giving birth by cesarean for whatever reason? Wondering what your options are? If so, please join us for and evening of inspiring birth stories and discussion on a range of issues related to cesarean birth and VBAC.

Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 6:15-8:30PM

Meeting location: The Classical Wellness Center
214 West 29th Street (bet 7th & 8th)
Suite 901

The Classical Wellness Center was founded in 2008 by two acupuncturists, Ann Cecil-Sterman and Helder Coelho. It is designed to be a calm space for deep healing and for the expert application of Classical Chinese Medicine. Both founders have a particular interest in natural birth, breastfeeding, and in the rights of women and their partners to make informed birth choices.

More information here

Thursday, March 12, 2009


WHAT: Rally in support of appeal to the SEIU to cover home births, as New York State law permits

WHERE: Outside SEIU 32BJ, 101 Avenue of the Americas

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30–1:30; hearing is at 3 pm

Organized by Choices in Childbirth

Sign the online petition

More info on Facebook here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Open Mic: Ya-Ya Network "NYC Sex Education"

Saturday, March 28th @ 7PM - $5 Suggested
Bluestockings Bookstore

The Youth Activists - Youth Allies Network (Ya-Ya) is welcomes Breasts Not Bombs to lead a discussion on sex education in New York City. Sex education in public schools intends scare young people away from sex. Come discuss methods of staying sex-positive in a sex-negative society. Come out and spit, rap, rant, sing. Share your ideas about the world you know and the world you want to see, or at least come and listen! The Youth Activists - Youth Allies Network
(Ya-Ya) is a citywide anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the
LGBTQ community, staffed by young activists ages 15-19.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mar 11, 2009 Event: Race, Reproductive Rights,& the New Administration

March 11, 2009 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

295 Lafayette St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10012

A moderated Conversation between Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor, Northwestern University Law School and Iris Lopez, Associate Professor of Sociology and currently the Director of the Program in Latin American and Latino Studies at City College

Please RSVP at wagner.nyu.edu/events

Co Sponsored by the National Latina Institue for Reproductive Health

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The next happy hour will be on March 24th

Save the date. Location TBD.


Myra & Leila

Commemorating the 1969 Redstockings Abortion Speakout

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Redstockings Abortion Speakout, where women first spoke publicly about their then-illegal abortions.

Women testified about their dangerous experiences with back-alley abortions, or having to bring a pregnancy to term and give the baby up for adoption. The historic event took place here in the West Village to a crowd of 300 people. Speakouts then spread around the country like wildfire, sparking the Women's Liberation Movement that has won us Roe and so much more.

Panelists will discuss this historic event and we will honor veteran feminists Ros Baxandall and Susan Brownmiller, who both attended the original '69 speakout. Baxandall courageously spoke out about her own experiences in '69 and Brownmiller wrote an article about the speakout for the Village Voice, Everywoman's Abortions: 'The Oppressor is Man.' With this backdrop, the event will explore how we can use this history in our activism today to win more. Literature and CDs from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action will be available for sale at a low cost (all proceeds benefit the Archive).

Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7 - 8:30pm
Location: Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St (at West 3rd St) in the Assembly Hall
Subway: ACE/BDFV to West 4th
More Information: Erin Mahoney at 646-853-7100, birthcontrolproject@gmail.com

Sponsored by: The Women's Liberation Birth Control Project and Social Wage Committee with inspiration and source materials from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action

Cosponsors: New Jersey National Organization for Women, Brooklyn-Queens National Organization for Women, Center for Constitutional Rights, Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action, Fordham Chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio on WBAI 99.5fm, A Better Balance, and Judson Memorial Church