Monday, May 25, 2009

Repro Health Happy Hour Tomorrow in Brooklyn!

Repro Health Happy Hour will be tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th from 6 to 9pm at Last Exit Bar in Brooklyn! Come celebrate the beginning of summer with us in the bar's outdoor garden! More details below.

Hope to see you tomorrow!
Myra and Leila

Last Exit Bar & Lounge

136 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (Between Clinton and Henry St.)
Nearest Subway stops:
Borough Hall (4,5,2,3, N, R)
Bergen St. (F,G)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Help Max RideFAR for CHAMP

The next Happy hour will be Tuesday, May 26th


Save the Date: Invisible Lives--June 18th


Please mark your calendars for the opening reception of “Invisible Lives: Documenting the Exiles of Eastern Burma's Sixty-Year War”, a book and photoshow to benefit reproductive health education along the Thai/Burma border, Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm at powerHouse Books in DUMBO

"Invisible Lives” is a book and photo show project presenting the work of acclaimed photographers whose images raise awareness of the one of the world’s least known humanitarian disasters. The ongoing civil war in eastern Burma has fueled the rise of one of the world’s most repressive regimes and driven more than two million people into Thailand and neighboring countries. The images featured in “Invisible Lives” bring the hidden worlds of these refugees and illegal migrants into the open, highlighting their humanity and lived experiences.

“Invisible Lives” features photographs by Tom Soddart, Morgan Hagar, Becky Hurwitz, and amateur Burmese and Karen photographers. Proceeds from the "Invisible Lives" book sales and from the event will fund reproductive health education for adolescents living along the Thai/Burma border.

For more information or to RSVP for the opening please contact Cari Sietstra: 917.715.9577 and sietstra at gmail dot com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jessica Valenti at Bluestockings

Sunday, May 17th @ 7PM - Free

Reading: Jessica Valenti “The Purity Myth”

American culture is plagued with concerns about the sexual purity of young
women. Please join Jessica Valenti in a reading and discussion of her new book
“The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young
Women,” in which she brings the full powers of her wit and intelligence to a
critique of the problematic cultural appraisal of girls and women based on
their sexual worth. Valenti is also the author of “Full Frontal Feminism: A
Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters” and “He’s a Stud, She’s
a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know.”

Monday, May 11, 2009

Art, Street Theatre and HIV Prevention Justice Activism

Perform the Change You Want to See in the World:
Art, Street Theater, and HIV Prevention Justice Activism
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 PM

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave., NYC Room 9207

Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided

Art has the power to challenge the status quo, to connect and communicate, and to re-imagine a world in which we all want to live. Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, local and global activists have used art in combination with political education and civil disobedience to fundamentally change attitudes about sex, health, death, and rights. In their work, art becomes a vehicle for personal healing and community building for those people most affected by the epidemic; visual art, theatre and performance serve as tactics, tools and catharsis.

Please join us for presentations, display and discussion with these performers, activists and community builders:

Speakers Include:

Avram Finkelstein - Gran Fury/ACT UP NYC
Jenny Romaine - Great Small Works
Francisco Roque - Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)

Amy Sadao - Visual AIDS

Co-sponsors include (list in formation):

The Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies, City University of New York, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Great Small Works, The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Visual AIDS

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One Size Does Not Fit All: Exploring Diverse Approaches to Working with Abusive Partners

A conference presented by NYC’s Coalition on Working with Abusive Partners (CoWAP)

For more information go HERE.

This conference is the first of its kind in New York City: An opportunity for participants to learn about a broad range of innovative models and approaches to working with abusive partners. This will be a forum for inclusive dialogue about expanding services to abusive partners while maintaining our priorities of safety for victims and children and accountability for abusive behavior.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, NYC, 10003

CLE’s Pending