We have some very exciting things planned for this loverly Spring 2009 semester! Come to our first meeting next Wednesday at 7pm and find out some of these fun things!
We'll also be at the club fair next Wednesday from around 11:00 to 3:00 so tell your friends to stop by or come and visit us if you missed us last semester! We'd love to sit and chat with you for a bit. It's located on the 4th floor of Kimmel.
Also, on February 19th NOW-NYC is giving away its Susan B. Anthony Awards and some of us decided to attend. Feel free to join us. More specific info on that will be coming soon.
We will also have our Women's Center petitions out and posted on the website for people to sign and pass out. We need written signatures as digital ones will not be accepted.
There was also a Roe v. Wade celebration/discussion tonight with NOW-NYC that a few of us went to at City Hall. It was very informative on the things that we, as feminists and as women, need to do and keep doing in order to insure our reproductive rights are upheld or brought to a better standard. (If all of that makes sense).
Some of the things we discussed were repealing the Hyde Amendment, stopping violent protests at abortion clinics, comprehensive sex education, repealing the global gag rule, upholding the Federal FACE law, ending pregnancy discrimination, the right to breastfeed in public, the Freedom of Choice Act, access and care for women with disabilities, reproductive health act, title X, etc. There are still so many things we have to do and to protect! Just because Obama is in the white house doesn't necessarily mean that we can by any means stop fighting or take a break. There's bound to be plenty of anti-choice backlash.
I look forward to a wonderful semester and hope to see some new faces at our upcoming meetings!