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,