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.