Monday, September 22, 2008

Breast Cancer Walk


This is the website for the NYC Central Park Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

Once at the website, go to "Join a team" and when asked for the team name type in NOW-NYU (don't forget all caps and the dash). After that it's up to you!

Hope people sign up!

September 17, 2008 Meeting


Last week we did some brainstorming for events and smaller things we'd like to do this year. Everyone ate delicious candy (thanks Julie and Rachael) and talked over the multitude of possibilities.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

-Having a movie night with TORCH (a group within NARAL, Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge)

-Love Your Body Day -- October 15th, 2008
We're going to try and get someone to come in and teach a self-defense class. We're also going to have both junk food and health food because who knows what we're going to want after kicking ass and taking names! (For instance, a member was heard saying "I'd say, I kicked ass! I want a cupcake!" ...which I very much applaud and agree with....though a carrot might be nice too). :D

-Women's Center
If anyone is interested in this please contact Nicole. What we really have left to do at this point is a lot of funding preparation and getting backing from faculty. If you know any cool faculty members, feel free to bring their names and e-mail addresses so that Nicole can contact them regarding this project.

-Register to Vote!!!!!!!
If you haven't already done so, register! We're going to be bringing in information next week on the different candidates (Presidential and Vice-Presidential) and what we would want to know about them. For instance, what they're for, what they've voted for or against in the past, things they've backed, etc...We'll be discussing what to put on the fliers, copying them and then handing them out within the coming weeks so that voters are informed about the candidates and informed on how to register to vote. SO GET OUT THERE AND REGISTER!!!

-Election Panel Discussion
We have a few ideas about this. We'll discuss this more on Wednesday.

-Breast Cancer Walk
The Breast Cancer Walk is October 19, 2008. Registration starts at 9:00 and goes until 11:00. I will be doing most of the planning but I welcome any ideas and if anyone wants to start a small committee with me to do group fundraising, e-mail me ( You can do individual fundraising or just come walk with us. I will be posting the information on how to sign up for our group shortly.

-WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each-other)
Julie (the prez) is part of this group and she discussed how empowering and wonderful it is to help these girls educate themselves and possibly educate others on mental and sexual health, relationships, etc. She said that it's a small time commitment but well worth it. If you'd like more information regarding WYSE, feel free to contact her.

All of these are things we are going to work on in the coming weeks. If you are interested in any particular one, or all (which is completely fine with us), feel free to contact the above-mentioned people (all e-mails are at the left side of the website) or talk to us about these things at the next meeting.

We also had a great discussion about the upcoming election. I won't really go much into that because I think there was too much to post. But in case you missed it, don't fret. I'm sure we'll be having many more discussions as things come up before (or after) the election. We'll definitely be discussing it more next week when we make the flier to inform voters about the candidates. Stop by and bring information! or just stop by!

Hope everybody's week has gone well.
I'll keep you posted as things progress and I'll post more about the breast cancer walk as soon as I get everything set up.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First and Second Meetings

Hey everyone. Sorry I didn't post about the first meeting sooner.

I wanted to thank everyone who showed interest in our NOW-NYU group!

Last week we did did the standard introductions and had everyone draw what "Feminism" means to them. We got a great range of pictures and interpretations and had a good discussion about all different facets of feminism and what it means to be a feminist. Even if not everyone is an artist, the meaning behind those drawings displayed more than mere talent could.

Also, we made beautiful collage of both our images of feminism and cut out images from popular magazines. It was amazing to me how our positive images seemed to get shrouded in the negativity of popular culture and the media. We had a good discussion about the images and how we viewed them ourselves. Don't fret! I think that it was a good exercise to show that not only is NOW-NYU a place for you to vent your frustrations regarding the media and the sexist stereotypes that often co-exist with media images but a place for you to act upon those feelings and anger. It was great to have all different kinds of people with so many different opinions. That's what makes NOW-NYU such a great club to be in. It feels like a family, a release, a safe-haven.

On another note, I wanted to let everyone know that this week's meeting is for brainstorming ideas and possibilities for this coming year! Bring ideas! Bring events! Bring info from other clubs! We're open to all sorts of ideas and want to include all our members in the process of being a community and having presence on the NYU campus. We will also be having a discussion on the current election and how each person's beliefs and lives will be affected by the presidential candidates.

Come one! Come all!

Thanks for coming and I hope to see you again this week,
Sarah B.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Hey everyone!

It's Sarah here letting you know that our first NOW-NYU meeting is tomorrow, September 10, at 7pm in Kimmel room 805. As Julie, our President, stated in the listserve e-mail: Tomorrow's meeting will introduce you to NOW as well as give you an opportunity to explore your views of feminism with other NYU activists. We'll be providing desserts as well, so come hungry!

I hope to see everyone there and I'm excited for a brand new year with new faces and fresh ideas.

Also bring any magazines that you're more than willing to discard. We'll be doing some fun stuff during the meeting.

Also, if you'd like to be added to the listserve contact one of the NOW officers and we'll add you so that you can get updates (besides the ones I post here).


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Club Fair!

Hello everyone!

I hope everything went well on the first day of classes. I know mine was hectic but I was glad to see so many people out and about.

I want to let everyone know that the club fair is this coming Thursday, September 4th, 2008 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at Coles Sports Center on 181 Mercer Street, between Bleecker and Houston Streets. NOW-NYU will have a booth set up. Stop by just to say hello or to sign up for the listserve.

We'll be doing a lot of great things this semester and I hope to see all of you soon!

I'll keep everyone posted as the year progresses.

-Sarah B.