Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NYAAF Fundraiser tomorrow!

WBAI Radio Show on Health Care Reform, Women, and Repro Rights!

On Thursday, October 1 @ 11 AM: Joy of Resistance presents "Is the Obama healthcare plan a step forward--or backward--for women?"

Guests will include: Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation; Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds; Emily Douglas, Web Editor for The Nation Magazine; Loretta Ross, National Coordinator of SisterSong, a Woman of Color Reproductive Health Collective; and Allison Guttu, Vice Chair, New York Women's Liberation. Hosts: Fran Luck & Maretta Short.

As the battle over abortion and healthcare reform heats up in Congress--and is featured on today's (Sept. 29) New York Times front page--Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI will host a show on Thursday, October 1, @ 11 am, featuring a panel of feminist leaders and experts who will try to illuminate the truth of what is going on and may even drop a bombshell or two into the fray!

We will examine: What is in Obama's plan that will benefit women? Does the Hyde Amendment actually preclude any public funding for abortion? Is Single Payer really dead? How and why were women's rights under Roe v Wade traded away in Obama's 'Public Option'? What will be the effects on real women's lives? and: What does all that gobbledegook Insurance-ese language really mean?

Joy of Resistance is WBAI's only dedicated feminist program, bringing you coverage of the ongoing worldwide struggle for women's full social equality; it airs on the first Thursday of every month at 11 am. You can reach us at (212) 209-2987, or email us at This program can be streamed live by going to and can be heard on the WBAI archives for 90 days.

NYC Health Care Reform Events

Young Invincibles Concert for Healthcare
September 30 :: 8:00 pm

Williamsburg, NY
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, Cover charge $8

Bronx Forum on Health Care
October 3 :: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bronx, NY
Tibbett Towers community room, 3130 Irwin Avenue, in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
NW Bronx for Change and the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club are jointly presenting a forum and panel discussion on national health care legislation. Speakers include Congressman Eliot Engel, Moira L. Kelley, Organizing for America; Dr. W.B. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Development, National Physicians Alliance; Helen Morik, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Tim Foley, Health Care Policy Coordinator, nycforchange.

Congressman McMahon Health Care Town Hall Forum
October 5 :: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Staten Island, NY

P.S. 80, Michael J. Petrides School Auditorium
715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Time and again Rep McMahon has stated that supporters of Health Care Reform are not visible or vocal. This is an opportunity for us to show him that there is support, to educate and inform our neighbors, and to gain press and media attention. The Tea Party of Staten Island has already held a meeting to prepare and mobilize. We need to show up and stand up for a public option.
Contact: Kathy Kelly,

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sept 26th McCarren Park Event!

Come celebrate with PROJECT ENVISION!

Envision a World Without Sexual Violence!

Saturday, September 26th
McCarren Park at the Field House in Williamsburg

Come welcome us to the neighborhood and enjoy food, speakers, a raffle, and fun!

48% of the Williambsurg residents surveyed experienced SEXUAL VIOLENCE after the age of 15.

Project ENVISION is dedicated to sexual violence prevention through community involvement. We are community members invested in creating a safe and inclusive environment free from violence.

Take the L train to Bedford Ave. or the G train to Nassau.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Busting the Myths! A Community Teach-in on Health Care Reform 9/10

Are you concerned about the myths and misinformation being spread about health care reform?

Do you want to learn how to make the case for health care for all?

If so, join us on SEPTEMBER 10 to learn how to bust the myths and learn what's REALLY at stake in health reform!

Speakers include expert "myth-busters":

· Drs. Manel Silva and Oni Blackstock from the National Physicians Alliance
· Elisabeth Benjamin from the Community Service Society
· Tim Foley from NYC for Change
· Lois Uttley and Eesha Pandit from Raising Women’s Voices
· Traci Perry from Planned Parenthood of NYC

Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC

When: Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 - 8:30pm (doors open at 6pm)

Why: Because it’s time to take back the debate.

NARAL NY Activist Leadership Circle new member events start next Wednesday

You are invited to join NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s Activist Leadership Circle!

The Activist Leadership Circle is a group for all people interested in getting more involved in NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s efforts.

Members of the Activist Leadership Circle meet once a month to discuss current reproductive health issues, learn about opportunities to participate and lead upcoming advocacy efforts, and develop new advocacy initiatives and campaigns.

The Circle has three Action Groups for members to join including the Outreach Action Group, Political and Legislative Action Group, and the Reproductive Health Education Group.

To join, you must participate in our 4-part series of new member trainings and events. Our next new member series kicks-off on Wednesday, September 9th.

Below is the complete new member training and event schedule:

Wednesday, 9/9/09, 6:00-8:30 pm: “Welcome & NARAL Pro-Choice New York 101”
Saturday, 9/12/09, time and location TBD: “Pro-Choice Election Day of Action”
Wednesday, 9/16/09, 6:00-8:00 pm: “How to Talk about the Issues and Take Action”
Wednesday, 9/23/09, 6:00-8:00 pm: “Graduation and Welcome party”

For more information and to RSVP, please contact our Community Organizer anytime at lhoward at

View our Facebook invitation here.

View the Activist Leadership Circle webpage and flier here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New York City Mobilization Meeting for the National Equality March


Come network and share information at the first
New York City Mobilization Meeting for the National Equality March!

When: Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY

More info HERE.

9/23 Wed Panel- Fight For Your Reproductive Rights: Pass the RH Act

Paradigm Shift: NYC's Feminist Community Proudly Presents:

Fight for Your Reproductive Rights:
How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act

Featuring panelists:

CORINNE CAREY, Interim director, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

REV. MATTHEW WESTFOX, National Coordinator for Field Services at Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice & Associate Pastor at All Souls Bethlehem Church

CAROL ROYE, EdD, RN, CPNP, researcher in reproductive health

Jenn Proulx, Filmmaker of "Another New Yorker for the Reproductive Health Act"

You Will Learn:

What the Reproductive Health Act is
Why we need the Reproductive Health Act
Many actions you can take to help pass the Reproductive Health Act

BONUS RAFFLE! for EVENT pass granting FREE admission to Paradigm Shift events for one year.

When: Wed, Sept 23rd
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 Ave)

Cost: $7.00 if you RSVP to below email address before
Sept 23rd @ 1:00 PM
$5.00 Student Rate
$10 at door
Please include full names and emails of all guests.

rsvp at


Busting the myths and making the case for health care for all!

Wondering how to counter the health reform myths being spread at town hall meetings and over the internet? Looking for something you can do to make sure health reform gets done this year?

Join Raising Women's Voices, Health Care for America NOW, the National Physicians Alliance and the Public Health Association of NYC

Thursday, September 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South in the Village, NYC

Hear expert speakers. Sing along with folksinger David Bernz. Meet representatives of health reform advocacy organizations.

For more information, email: