Monday, November 30, 2009

Repro Health Happy Hour TONIGHT!

We are taking it back to where it all began... Join us from 6 to 9pm tonight for Repro Health Happy Hour at Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave. More info online HERE.

NYC teach-ins on abortion and health reform this Mon and Tues


Uptown Manhattan teach-in
Monday, Nov. 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Hess Commons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

722 West 168th Street
Speaker: Lois Uttley, Co-founder, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need
Sponsored by the Sexual and Reproductive Health h Action Group (SHAG) and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Mailman

Downtown Manhattan teach-in
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
One Hudson Square, 75 Varick St. at Canal Street, Suite 1404

Speakers: Lois Uttley, Co-founder, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need Linda Prine, M.D.; the Rev. Constance Benson

Co-sponsored by Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need, NYC for Change and the Public Health Association of NYC (PHANYC)

Light refreshments provided rsvp to to help us get a head count for refreshments.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Repro Health Happy Hour will be this Monday, November 30th from 6 to 9pm at a bar in the Union Square area. More details will be posted shortly.

Hope to see you Monday!

Dec. 2nd - Get on the Bus to DC to Stop Stupak!

Rally for Health Care Reform: Join NLIRH on the Bus from NYC to DC, Dec. 2!
When: Wed, 12/02/2009 (All day)
Bus leaves from NYC, arriving in DC for rally/press conference and lobbying

Women and Immigrants are being left on the sidelines of health care reform, join us to protect the health and rights of Latinas and their families!

Are you in the Tri-State area?

Join the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), along with other groups, in DC on Wednesday, December 2nd. We'll participate in a rally/press conference and lobby Congress to pass a health care reform bill that protects the health and rights of women and immigrants.

The trip is FREE OF CHARGE and we will provide snacks and drinks on the bus. The bus will leave as early as 6:00 am from NYC and we will return that night

RSVP to Stephanie Alvarado, Stephanie @ or 212-422-2553 by Wednesday, November 25th and make sure to include your cell phone number. We will then confirm your spot on the bus and provide you with further details. Don’t miss this opportunity to join thousands of people in support of real health care reform!

In honor of World AIDS Day...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights at Cooper Union

Thurs. Nov. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

Event: Great Evenings in The Great Hall: Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights

Sponsor: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Location: The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St.

More Info: (212) 353-4195 or


Thu Nov 19, NYC: Rally Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Phone Bank to Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban in Health Care Reform

Phone Banks at NARAL Pro-Choice NY this Tuesday and Thursday!

On Saturday, November 7th we watched as anti-choice politicians passed the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the health care reform bill, which will make it virtually impossible for private insurance companies that participate in the new system to offer abortion coverage to women. Now we need your help to stop the abortion coverage ban!

We will be calling pro-choice activists around the country urging them to contact their Senator(s) at this critical time. Join us for a phone bank:

What: Phone Bank to Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban in Health Care Reform
When: Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: NARAL Pro-Choice New York, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC
You can also phone bank from home, using our web-case system. All you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a phone. You will get log-in information and all materials when you RSVP.

RSVP to Lalena Howard at lhoward at or 646-520-3506.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Choices: Adoption

Wednesday, November 18th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NARAL Pro-Choice New York, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC

Check out invite on Facebook HERE.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York in partnership with co-sponsors Spence-Chapin and the LGBT Center’s Center Kids program present “Choices: Adoption” on Wednesday, November 18th. “Choices: Adoption” will highlight the work being done to ensure that all people have access to and are supported in the process of adoption.

Presenters will share the work they do to ensure that birth mothers are heard, that professionals are trained to include adoption when options counseling, that the socioeconomic factors underlying transracial adoption are discussed and that all individuals and families, regardless of race, sexual orientation and class are recruited as adoptive parents.

Presenters include:

Antoinette Williams, Assistant Director of Domestic Adoption at Spence-Chapin
Marci Lieber, MSW, Healthcare Advocate at Spence-Chapin
Molly HyoJung Bidol, LMSW, Counselor, Coach, Consultant on Transracial Adoption

Event is free and open to all with RSVP to Lalena Howard at lhoward at or 646-520-3506.

Friday, November 6, 2009

WAM Happy Hour!

NYC WAMmers (ie Women, Action and Media-ers!)! Time for another amazingly fun happy hour. We're making a triumphal return to Revival, site of the first WAM!NYC happy hour, on November 17, starting at 6pm. If you come before 7, you get $1 off beers and $2 off glasses of wine--so come promptly! Revival is in easily accessible in Union Square.

Revival's address:
129 E 15 St, between 3rd Ave and Irving Place

See you soon,
Emily & Jean

The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World

The Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council invites you to
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

...a Free reading and Q&A with the author, Michelle Goldberg
Wednesday, November 18th 7pm
at Book Court
163 Court Street Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

This event is FREE! Limited seating available. Advance RSVP required.

RSVP TODAY by clicking here.

For more about the book & author, click here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Save the Date: Repro Health Happy Hour - 11/30

Save the date! The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be on Monday, November 30th! Location to be announced later this month. Tell us where we should have it in the comments. :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Cardozo Law Students for Reproductive Justice Presents

6PM-8PM • ROOM 205



Director, Government Relations and Communications
Center for Reproductive Rights

Director, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

Director, the MergerWatch Project and Co-Founder,
Raising Women’s Voices

Princeton Program in Law and Public Affairs

Monday, November 2, 2009

Children's Health Stroller Brigade

Nov. 5th 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Third Avenue at 47th Street

Congress is putting the finishing touches on health care reform legislation and it is astonishing that we are still begging to make sure children are better off, not worse off, in the end. The current proposals in Congress could actually weaken New York's child health insurance system. We need your help to send a strong and urgent message to Congress and the President that parents deserve the peace of mind that they can afford head-to-toe health coverage for their children and that it is easy to get and keep! This event is being co-sponsored by Citizen Action of New York.

Click here to learn more.