Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 4, 2009 Meeting

Hey. Sorry I've been slacking on posting. This week has been a little weird.

Anywho, Wednesday's meeting we ate food! Woo!

We also had two representatives from OxFam join us to let us know about an awesome event they're holding on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 6pm on the 10th Floor of Kimmel (Rosenthal Pavilion). It's called "Raise Hope For Congo". It's to raise awareness and speak about the violence against women in the Democratic Repulic of Congo. They want to empower women there. They will have speakers from the "Enough" project.

We are also going to decide NEXT week when we try to attend the Vagina monologues as a group.

We've selected a date for our joint workshop titled "(In)Sanity of Gender" with ICARUS -- March 3! Date and time will be announced later.

Also, if you want to sign up for our Planned Parenthood volunteer escorting once a month please go to , print and fill out the form and put it in our NOW-NYU mailbox on the 6th floor of Kimmel, number 129.

Last but not least, Sue spoke to us about the Petition she has going around for the Reproductive Health Act for New York State which would ENSURE that the NYS abortion laws are updated in case Roe v. Wade were overturned. This is important because in New York State, abortion is still part of criminal law, and is also an EXCEPTION to a rule, not a rule itself. Congress will be in session from January through June so this petition will be important to sign and get out. We will have them at the meetings but e-mail Sue if you would like to get one or know more information.

Hope to see you next week!

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