Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First Meeting!!!!

Hello everyone!

Tonight was our first meeting of the Spring semester. We had a pretty good turn-out with some fresh, new faces. :D We hope to see more in the coming weeks.

Next week we'll be relaxing and showing a movie (possibly Saved). If you have any ideas on any feminist or women-related movies that you'd like to watch, contact any one of us and we'll put that on our list of possibilities. We'd L-O-V-E for people to bring some desserts!

This week was full of talk about our events this semester and a little about what we do as a group. Feel free to e-mail anyone if you have any questions about the information I'll be posting below (look to the left).

Anywho, in February we've heard that there WILL be Vagina Monologues. However, we have no idea when, when or who is putting it on. We will be going together as a group so we'll try to keep you updated on that. If anyone has any information on that, please let us know as we'd like to possibly co-sponsor, etc.

March is Women (Womyn)'s Herstory Month. We will be hosting a sex toy workshop (potentially on March 11....) which we would loooooooove people to come to and publicize. Once we finalize the date, we'll make fliers and ask people to hand them out. We will also be co-sponsoring an event with ICARUS called the "(In)Sanity of Gender". Icarus is a great new group that is devoted to health/mental health and alternative options. We'll need people to help publicize that and attend the event as well.

In April we will be hosting Take Back the Night, which is a march for victims of sexual violence. We'll have more information on that and how you can get involved when the date nears. We'll also be participating in Relay For Life.

We'll be doing a movie night with TORCH (Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge). They are a subgroup in NARAL that teaches teens comprehensive sex education and helps them teach it to their peers. Date TBD. Contact Sue if you would like to know more information about either NARAL or TORCH.

We have a lot of petitions floating around now that people can get their hands on for the Women's Center (Women & Gender Resource Center). Feel free to contact Nicole if you are interested in helping out or just want further information.

We'll be doing Planned Parenthood Escorting this semester. It's only about a once a month commitment for a few hours, probably on a Saturday. We'll be escorting women to get their services, just helping them to feel safe, especially when there are protesters out.

Hope to see more new (and already-seen) faces at next week's meeting!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Event and Pictures

Hello all!

There are now some of the Love Your Body Day photos of the Wing-Tsun Demo in our slideshow in the lower left of the website for people to peruse.

Also, here's the info for an upcoming event on the 28th. However, I hope people are coming to the first meeting of the semester on the 28th instead!

From Prison to Empowerment: Women Advocates Take on the Criminal Justice System

The number of women under correctional supervision has skyrocketed over the past 30 years, yet women’s voices and experiences are often marginalized in the discussion and formulations of criminal justice policies. This panel will highlight how formerly incarcerated women are advocating to influence and guide public policies that directly affect their lives.

Date: January 28, 2009
Time: 6:30 to 8:30
Location: Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl, NYC
Food and Refreshments will be served.
RSVP at:

Sponsored by: NYU Students for Criminal Justice Reform, Women’s Prison Association, Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner Women’s Caucus, Women On The Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), and the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York

Hope to see people at our meeting this coming Wednesday at 7pm!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Exciting Stuff!

Hey everyone!

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!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Meeting!!!!!

First meeting is January 28 2009 at 7pm in Kimmel room 805!!!!!

Hope everyone had a great break!