Please read below for exciting upcoming events and activities with the NYC Metro Chapter of Younger Women's Task Force. Stay tuned for further developments via this listserve, our website, Meetup, and our Facebook page.UPCOMING YWTF-NYC EVENTS
February 5, 7:00 PM: General Membership Meeting
Join us for our yearly planning as we focus on our core issues and discuss upcoming events. We will also discuss the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) and how our members can take action to support the cause.
Location: Legal Momentum, 395 Hudson Street, NYC
March 1, 2:30 PM: Book Club Meeting: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen
In collaboration with SheBAM! and Bluestockings Bookstore.
What makes a man today? Jensen argues that the porn industry influences and reinforces the idea of masculinity as well as behavior and attitudes toward women. Is pornography just about sex or is it reflective of society? Does being anti-porn mean being anti-sex? Discuss these questions and more, possibly with the author himself (still pending confirmation).
Location: Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe, 175 Allen Street, NYC
Make sure to check out our website, Meetup, and Facebook pages for updates.ANNOUNCEMENTS
YWTF is engaged in a new campaign, Stand Up for DC Women!, which raises awareness about injustices in the treatment of sexual assault victims and ensures that they receive adequate care. YWTF will educate the community on the legislation that protects the rights of sexual assault victims as well as what to do if your rights are denied. Click here (http://youngerwomenstaskforce.blogspot.com/2008/12/stand-up-for-dc-women.html
) for more information.
Check out the Meetup message boards for member annoucements, job listings, and related information from your fellow YWTF-ers.OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
February 5, 6:00 PM: Idealist.org Global Volunteering Fair
LeFrak Gymnasium at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, NYC
For more information: http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/CareerFair/Viewer/default?career-fair-id=214
Fee: Free for individuals, $295 for volunteer organizations
March 7, 5:00 PM: Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Half-Way Soiree
Dinner and performances by Pamela Means, Amber Darland, & Juliana Marx
The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, NYC
For more information: http://www.paradigmshiftnyc.com/feminism/events/
Fee: $15 pre-pay online by 2/25, $25 after 2/25
March 27-29, WAM! (Women, Action & the Media Conference)
MIT's Stata Center, Cambridge, MA
For more information/to register: http://www.centerfornewwords.org/wam/
Spring 2009 Events at Barnard Center for Research on Women
For more information: http://www.barnard.edu/bcrw/events.htm
Have an event that you want to advertise to other members? Post on Meetup, Facebook, and/or email Director of Marketing, Alexandra Zimmermann ([address removed]).
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for more news, upcoming events, and to connect with other members!
Alexandra Zimmermann, Director of Marketing
Younger Women's Task Force-NYC Metro Chapter