Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Repro Health Happy Hour Movement

The empire expands! If you live in New York, DC, Baltimore or Boston, follow your local Repro Health Happy Hour on Facebook for alerts on when and where the next events will take place plus other updates from your friends, colleagues and allies in the fight for reproductive rights.

Stay tuned, events are popping up in other cities around the country and even overseas!

Click here to join:

Repro Health Happy Hour Boston
Repro Health Happy Hour Baltimore
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

RHHH is now on Facebook!

Like our page and visit it for the most up to date info on upcoming events.

The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be on November 16th at Tom & Jerry's, 288 Elizabeth St @ Houston. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HIV Law Project Event, 11/4

About the event:

Advocacy, Art, Community & Spirit honors HIV Law Project's twenty years of steadfast service to disadvantaged and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate the intersection of advocacy, art, community, and spirit through a riveting program, an exhibition and silent auction of fifteen works from contemporary modern artists, live music, and a unique opportunity to connect with social entrepreneurs, investors, and civic minded leaders in business, finance, media, entertainment, law, and community advocates.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM VIP Reception & Artist/Curator and Artist Tour
6:30 PM General Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Program
7:30 PM General Reception & Silent Auction continues
8:00 PM Entertainment
9:00 PM End

Venue: Helen Mills 137-139 West 26th Street, NY 10001

Honorees: Distinguished Public Service Award (Congressman Anthony Weiner); Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award (Outten & Golden LLP): Distinguished Advocacy Award (F.D., a community activist); Special Recognition Award (TBD)

To see a list of artists and preview their artwork, please visit

Monday, October 25, 2010

Repro Health Happy Hour at Last Exit Bar this THURSDAY!

The next Repro Health Happy Hour is THIS THURSDAY (October 28th) at Last Exit Bar located at 136 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn! We'll be there from 6 to 9pm. Hope you can join us!

For directions to the bar, please check out

Hope to see you Thursday!
Myra, Leila, and a soon to be announced fabulous new Host Committee

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

RHHH Returns to Brooklyn Next Thursday - Oct 28th!

Save the date! Repro Health Happy Hour is returning to Brooklyn next Thursday, October 28th from 6 to 9pm! The location will be sent out shortly.

Stay tuned for details about our newly expanded Host Committee and fabulous new website and logo...

Hope to see you next Thursday!
Myra and Leila

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy hour next Thursday, 9/30, 6-9pm

Hey there,

The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be next Thursday, September 30th at The Magician on the Lower East Side (118 Rivington, corner of Essex). Come on down, it's been too long.

As added incentive, our DC colleagues are gathering on the same evening (the RHHH empire expands!), so we can send each other emails of "cheers" and solidarity from our handheld devices as we mingle in our all too disconnected cities.

Also, we're expanding the host committee for the Repro Health Happy Hour and hoping to branch into all kinds of new fangled technology like the Facebook and the Twitter. More to come on that front.

Hope to see you next week!

Leila and (a soon to be announced team of fabulous co-hosts)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wednesday July 28th

Save the date! The next happy hour will be next Wednesday in MANHATTAN!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The Repro Health Happy Hour is TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 15th from 6 to 9pm. We will be at Mission Dolores, a fabulous bar with outdoor space on 4th Ave in Park Slope. More details at

Hope to see you there!

Help Support PPNYC

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

RHHH Tuesday, June 15th!

Repro Health Happy Hour will be Tuesday, June 15th in Brooklyn! 6-9pm. Be there or be square. Location details to be sent shortly.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Join us for a drink at Repro Health Happy Hour TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 19th, from 6 to 9pm! Tom and Jerry's Bar, Elizabeth Street at Houston.

See you soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RHHH Wednesday, May 19th!

Due to a related event already happening on the 25th, we are changing the Repro Health Happy Hour to Wednesday, May 19th! Hope you can join us for a drink at Tom and
Jerry's in Manhattan from 6 to 9pm!

Monday, May 3, 2010

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, May 12th.

Below is the complete new member training and event schedule:
Wednesday, 5/12/10, 6:00-8:00 pm: “Welcome & NARAL Pro-Choice New York 101”
Wednesday, 5/19/10, 6:00-8:00 pm: “How to Talk about the Issues and Take Action”
Thursday, 5/27/10, 6:30-8:30 pm: “Pro-Choice Action – Phone Bank”
Wednesday, 6/2/10, 6:00-8:00 pm: “Graduation and Welcome party”

Training takes place at NARAL Pro-Choice New York offices.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact our Community Organizer anytime at or 646-520-3506.

More information HERE.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

RHHH Thursday in Park Slope

Repro Health Happy Hour is this Thursday, April 29th, from 6 to 9pm! We will be at Mission Dolores bar, a fabulous new beer garden that just opened in Park Slope.

Mission Dolores Bar
249 4th Avenue (between President and Carroll Sts.)

Closest Transit: M/R to Union St
Details here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RHHH Thursday, April 29th!

Save the Date! The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be on Thursday, April 29th from 6 to 9pm. The location will be announced shortly.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Virtual Phone Bank for the Reproductive Health Act!

Thursday, May 6th 6:30-8:30
Tuesday, May 11th 6:30-8:30
Thursday, May 20th 6:30-8:30
Thursday, May 27th 6:30-8:30

NARAL NY offices: 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor South, New York, NY 10016

Join us in our offices or from home to mobilize NARAL Pro-Choice New York members to take action in support of the Reproductive Health Act, a vital bill that will protect the fundamental right of a woman and her doctor to make private medical decisions. We will transfer members directly to their State Representatives to make their pro-choice voices heard. Training and dinner will be provided.

To RSVP, please contact Lalena Howard at lhoward at or 646-520-3506

**To join our phone banks remotely, all you need is a computer with hi-speed internet access and a phone. If you are interested in phone banking from home contact, please indicate that when you RSVP to our Community Organizer at lhoward at or 646-520-3506**

For those on Long Island...

Pro-Choice Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 28th
7 – 9pm
Hofstra University - Plaza Room East of the Student Center

Please join Hofstra University's NAACP Student Chapter, Hofstra University’s Women of Action, NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County for a screening of Obvious Child, a short romantic comedy about a Brooklyn gal who has an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion, and a great first date in an unlikely location.

After the short-film, the filmmakers will join organizers from NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County to answer questions and share ideas for how you can get involved in New York’s pro-choice movement!

To RSVP, please contact Lalena Howard at lhoward at or 646-520-3506

On Facebook here.

NYAAF and Haven Bowl-a-thon - April 26th

Support Abortion Access by Sponsoring a Bowler in a Bowl-A-Thon on Monday, April 26th

Proceeds to go to support New York Abortion Access Fund and Haven Coalition.

More information online here.

Words of Choice: A NYAAF Fundraiser

Sunday, May 2, 2010
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Words of Choice is performed by an ensemble of actors and weaves together the words of many writers ....

These are stories from the heart: humorous and serious; poignant and riveting, from theater, spoken word, comedy, poetry, oral history and journalism.

Crista Marie Jackson
Carl H. Jaynes
Claudia Schneider

Directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus
Stage managed by Kelly Vieau
Created by Cindy Cooper

For more info about Words of Choice,

Cost: $20
Chow Bar, 5-7:30pm (doors open at 5pm show will begin @ 5:30pm)
Happy hour prices are from 5-7pm and entail wine for $5, beer for $3, and chow bar cocktails are half price at $6.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Soul of a Citizen with Paul Loeb - Next Thursday

Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 12:00 PM
Location: Demos, 220 Fifth Avenue (at 26th St.), 5th Floor, New York, NY

Join Demos, the Building Movement Project, and Common Cause/NY for a special forum with author and activist Paul Loeb on the new version of his book, Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times. The book has become a classic handbook for budding social activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make a difference - large or small - in these challenging times. An antidote to powerlessness, it has inspired thousands of citizens to make their voices heard and actions count.

Loeb will explore what leads some people to get involved in larger community issues while others feel overwhelmed or uncertain; what it takes to maintain commitment for the long haul; and how community involvement and citizen activism can give back a sense of connection and purpose amidst the challenges of our time.

RSVP here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Repro Health Happy Hour - Tuesday, March 16th!

Save the date! The next Repro Health Happy Hour will be Tuesday, March 16th from 6 to 9pm. We are returning to one of our favorite locations...The Magician bar, located at 118 Rivington St. near Essex Street. Cheap drinks and good company!

Hope to see you on the 16th!

Reproductive Justice in Action Panel

March 3, 2010, 6:30 pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College
3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)
New York, NY

This panel will feature a group of reproductive justice activists and birth doulas who work across the spectrum of pregnancy, birth, and women's health, connecting the traditional reproductive rights movement with new social justice activism that considers the complete physical, political, and economic well-being of girls and women. Birth doulas, as trained sources of physical, emotional, and educational support, work to empower women and support their reproductive choices. How does childbirth fit into the discussion around reproductive rights, a discussion that is often based around access to abortion and contraception? How can the reproductive justice framework help us consider institutional barriers, such as racism and poverty, that have limited women's empowerment and decision-making when it comes to their reproductive health?

Panelists include:

Aisha Domingue, doula coordinator at the Brooklyn Young Mothers' Collective
Mary Mahoney, assistant director of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project and co-founder and co-coordinator of the Doula Project
Lauren Mitchell, health educator and co-founder and co-coordinator of the Doula Project
Miriam PĂ©rez, founder and sole blogger at and editor at

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please visit or contact the Barnard Center for Research on Women at (212) 854-2067.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

pro-choice film screening in Brooklyn

"Obvious Child" Screening and RHA Activism

Monday, February 22
8 pm
The Tea Lounge
837 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY


Join us for a screening of Obvious Child, a short romantic comedy about a Brooklyn gal who has an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion, and a great first date in an unlikely location. Activists from NARAL Pro-Choice New York will be there to talk about how you can help pass the Reproductive Health Act, a critical bill that will protect the fundamental right of a woman and her doctor to make private medical decisions here in New York State.

On Facebook here.

March Across the Brooklyn Bridge for Health Care & the 'Change Agenda' this SATURDAY!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Call Out the Special Interests and their Political Obstructionists
that are stopping ‘Change’ in Washington!

11:30 a.m. – Gather at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn
12 noon – March steps off
1:00 p.m. – Rally in front of the Stock Exchange (Broad St. & Wall St.)

Bring posters, signs, and banners!

• AMERICA VOTED FOR CHANGE. Washington must move forward on a Change Agenda!
• HEALTH CARE IS THE WEDGE ISSUE FOR THE CHANGE AGENDA. If health care moves, so does everything else: jobs and labor law reform, climate change, financial services reform, and immigration reform.
• WASHINGTON MUST FINISH THE JOB ON HEALTH CARE. Get health care reform done, get it done right, and get it done now!
• THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AND THEIR POLITICAL SHILLS ARE STOPPING HEALTH CARE AND THE CHANGE AGENDA – health insurers, drug companies, banks and Wall St. firms, business trade groups.

RSVP for the rally here or Facebook
Volunteers Needed! RSVP here

Organized by Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, Citizen Action, Health Care for America Now, NYCforChange, MoveOn, UWS Baby Boomers for Change, Communications Workers of America, Committee of Interns and Residents, Downtown East for Obama, Eric's Law, Raising Women's Voices, Queens County for Change, Queens Young Democrats, National Physicians Alliance, NW Bronx for Change, Barack Obama Democratic Club of Northern Manhattan, Westchester Health Care Reform Task Force.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

That Not-So-Fresh Feeling: Marketing Embarassing Products to Women

Monday Feb 22 (7pm)

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby St

Slate spin off site DoubleX presents a panel with Susan Kim, author of the new book Flow, Sarah Haskins of Current TV, Allison Silverman, former executive producer of The Colbert Report, and Hanna Rosin, co-editor of DoubleX and contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly moderating.

More info here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Any One of Us: Words from Prison

The students and others from New York Law School Domestic Violence Project, NYCLU and Legal Association for Women have coordinated a special event to support the work of WORTH.

Please come out on Thursday, February 11th from 7-9pm in the Events Center,185 West Broadway, 2nd floor to support and celebrate V-Day 2010! Any One of Us: Words from Prison is a testimony to how important telling one's story about the prison experience helps to change perception of women, our families and communities.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy hour Thursday at Plan B in Prospect Heights

Some happy hour allstars suggested this month's location, Plan B on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights. Here's a link for directions:

As always, we'll be there from 6-9pm

They have great happy hour specials and, of course, we love the name!

Hope to see you there,

Leila & Myra

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reproductive Health Act (Phone) Call to Action

Wednesday, January 27th

6:30-8:00 PM EST

Call-in toll-free from anywhere in New York State

Calling all pro-choice New Yorkers! Please join us on Wednesday, January 27th for NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s Reproductive Health Act (Phone) Call to Action. January marks the start of New York’s legislative session and our goal is to pass the Reproductive Health Act this year! This critical bill will protect the fundamental right of a woman and her doctor to make private medical decisions here in New York State.

Call-in to kick-off the legislative session and the New Year by learning more about the Reproductive Health Act and what you can do to get it passed in 2010! We will go over everything included in the bill and share opportunities for all pro-choice New Yorkers – from Buffalo to Staten Island - to get involved.

RSVP to Community Organizer Lalena Howard at lhoward at or 646-520-3506 today. Conference call number, agenda and materials will be provided when you RSVP.
Facebook Invitation online here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Young Women's Empowerment Project Event

Young Women's Empowerment Project invites you to hear the findings from our
Participatory Action Research Study:

"Girls do what they have to do to survive: Illuminating Methods Used by Girls in the Sex Trade to Fight Back and Heal- A study of Resilience and Resistance"

This study was designed, conducted and analyzed by girls with current or
former experience in the sex trade and street economy.

Research Release In New York City

DATE: Friday, January 29, 2010

TIME:3pm- 5pm

For more info, email research at

Monday, January 11, 2010

Save the Date: RHHH - Thursday, Jan 28th!

Save the Date! The first Repro Health Happy Hour of 2010 will be on Thursday, January 28th from 6 to 9pm. We will be returning to the county of Kings, and will be posting our Brooklyn bar choice soon.

Hope to see you on the 28th!

The Reproductive Health Access Project invites you to attend an exciting and thought-provoking discussion of how our medical education system addresses reproductive health.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Conference Center, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC)
10 Union Square East, 2nd Floor
New York, NY


Speakers include:

Talcott Camp
Deputy Director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project

Linda Prine, MD
Medical Director of the Reproductive Health Access Project

Miranda Balkin
4th year medical student,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and President of Medical Students for Choice

Angela Hooton
Vice President of National Programs,
National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Come celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a screening of the films "Obvious Child" and "I Had an Abortion."

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers along with organizers from NARAL Pro-Choice New York who will be talking about contemporary reproductive justice and strategizing for the future.

Thursday, January 14th
7 to 9 PM
Wollman Hall at The New School
Enter at 66 W. 12th Street, walk across courtyard and take elevator to 5th Floor of 65 W. 11th Street. (btw 5th and 6th Ave.)
Event is wheelchair accessible

Co-Sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the Soapbox Inc. J-Term



Monday, January 4, 2010

Fixing Health Reform Thursday Night!

Fixing Health Reform: What Can Progressives Do Next?

Thursday, Jan. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m. with light refreshments.)
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

** Call to Action -- Rev. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church
** What's Next?: The Conference Committee -- Tim Foley, NYC for Change
** Stop Stupak and Abortion Restrictions -- Lois Uttley, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need
** Making It Affordable -- Elisabeth Benjamin, Community Service Society
** The Fight for the Public Option -- Mark Hannay, Metro NY Health Care for All
** Action Steps: Get Involved! -- Jennifer Coates, NYC for Change, and Eesha Pandit, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need

Join us afterward for an informal gathering at Vol de Nuit, 148 W. 4th St.

RSVP to info at

Co-sponsored by NYC for Change, Metro NY Health Care for All, Health Care for All New York, National Physicians Alliance, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need, Public Health Association of NYC, Brooklyn for Barack.