NEWSLETTER - Urgent Action Alerts & National Equality March / Partner Events & 9/23 Fight For Your Reproductive Rights

From: Paradigm S.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 2:42 PM
** NEWSLETTER 9/9/09- ACTION ALERTS, PARTNER EVENTS, & 9/23 EVENT***

Paradigm Shift: NYC?s Feminist Community & NYCLU Proudly Presents:

FIGHT FOR YOUR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS:
How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act

featuring:

CORINNE CAREY, Interim director, Reproductive Rights Project, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

REV. MATTHEW WESTFOX, National Coordinator for Field Services at Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice & Associate Pastor at All Souls Bethlehem Church

CAROL ROYE, EdD, RN, CPNP, researcher in reproductive health

JENN PROULX, Filmmaker of ?Another New Yorker for the Reproductive Health Act?- VIEW FILM HERE http://bit.ly/mQkd5

You will learn:
- What the Reproductive Health Act is
- Why we need the Reproductive Health Act
- Many actions you can take to help pass the Reproductive Health Act

The Reproductive Health Act:
- Guarantees a woman?s right to control her reproductive health
- Ensures that a woman will be able to have an abortion if her health is endangered
- Treats the regulation of abortion as an issue of public health and medical practice, rather than as a potential crime
- Guarantees everyone the right to use or refuse contraception

BONUS: RAFFLE for EVENT pass granting FREE admission to Paradigm Shift events for one year

When: WED, SEPT. 23rd
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave)
HopStop.com Directions
http://www.hopstop.com/route?zip2=10002&address2=163+ALLEN+ST&mode=s

Cost: $7.00 if you RSVP HERE before Sept 23 @ 1:00 PM/ $5 student rate/ $10 at door

Participate to get FREE Admission:
Calling All Feminists: Help promote this event and we?ll help promote your organization!
ALL PROMOTERS GET IN FREE
Email: [address removed]

ALL SPEAKERS BIOS CLICK HERE
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NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH FOR LGBT RIGHTS
MOBILIZE WITH PARADIGM SHIFT & OTHER NYC PROGRESSIVE GROUPS!

ACTION ALERT
FLYERING TIMES AND LOCATIONS
- Thursday 9/10 at 9:00pm. Please meet outside Therapy bar on 52nd between 8th and 9th

- Sunday 9/13 at 10:30am. Please meet in Shubert Alley on 44th between Broadway and 8th.

All promotional fliers can be found here: http://equalityacrossamerica.org/blog/?page_id=2728

Please print as many quarter sheet fliers as possible, bring tape and stapler- show up - and post with us!

NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH
http://equalityacrossamerica.org
October 10-11, 2009
Join us in DC this October as we march with one simple demand: full equality for all LGBT people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. Now.

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PARADIGM SHIFT THEME SONG CONTEST!
Compose our new theme song, save some cash, and get free promotion
& boost cd sales!
Song must have the below words & be upbeat:
Paradigm Shift: New York City?s Feminist Community
Use the ?F? word.
Discuss. Evolve. Grow with Us.
Change NYC. Change the World.

- Sept 30 deadline

PRIZE:
- Free admission to PS events for one year!
- Promotion- Song will be played at every PS event, on PShift TV, and
promoted to over 1700 on our mailing list, and 80+ organizations and
media outlets
- CD sales at all events

Please send mp3 to
[address removed]
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PARADIGM SHIFT SEEKING VOLUNTEER STAFF MEMBERS
COMMUNITY EXPANSION COORDINATOR
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Outreach and coalition building with those not directly involved with feminist or women?s causes
- Build programs and events for adolescents
- Create Paradigm Shift TV content
- Blogging (may include film festival, conference and rally/march coverage if interested- press passes will be provided)
- Conference attendance
- Rally/march attendance and coordination
- On-site event assistance

PERKS:
- become a vital part of a rapidly growing, dynamic, creative, super friendly and welcoming feminist community
- build a professional & social support system of like-minded folks
- meet and hang with prominent feminist leaders, activists, authors, artists, musicians, and filmmakers
- expand your marketing skills and strategies
- opportunities for growth

Must Be:
- detail oriented
- a great communicator
- passionate about feminism
- able to attend staff meetings twice a month and events monthly
- able to laugh at yourself?we do :)

Email resume to [address removed]
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PARTNERS & EVENTS
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You are invited to join NARAL Pro-Choice New York?s Activist Leadership Circle!

The Activist Leadership Circle is a group for all people interested in getting more involved in NARAL Pro-Choice New York?s efforts.

Members of the Activist Leadership Circle meet once a month to discuss current reproductive health issues, learn about opportunities to participate and lead upcoming advocacy efforts, and develop new advocacy initiatives and campaigns.

The Circle has three Action Groups for members to join including the Outreach Action Group, Political and Legislative Action Group, and the Reproductive Health Education Group.

To join, you must participate in our 4-part series of new member trainings and events. Our next new member series kicks-off on Wednesday, September 9th.

Below is the complete new member training and event schedule:

Wednesday, 9/9/09, 6:00-8:30 pm: ?Welcome & NARAL Pro-Choice New York 101?
Saturday, 9/12/09, time and location TBD: ?Pro-Choice Election Day of Action?
Wednesday, 9/16/09, 6:00-8:00 pm: ?How to Talk about the Issues and Take Action?

Wednesday, 9/23/09, 6:00-8:00 pm: ?Graduation and Welcome party?
For more information and to RSVP, please contact our Community Organizer anytime at [address removed] or[masked]-3506.
View our Facebook invitation here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=[masked]&ref=mf
View the Activist Leadership Circle webpage and flier here: http://www.prochoiceny.org/getinvolved/circle.shtml

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NYC Younger Women?s Task Force General Meeting
http://www.ywtf.org/YWTF/newyork.aspx
September 10th at 7 pm
Location:
Legal Momentum
395 Hudson St., 5th Fl, NYC
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"MoM, A Rock Concert Musical"
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=65426781220&ref=ts

Synopsis:
5 middle aged women who know each other through their kids high school start a band for shits and giggles, and it accidentally becomes a phenomenon. That's where the story begins. What happens to women with families when they acheive success? That's what the play really explores.

Winner of outstanding musical at this year's Fringe Festival, and were invited into the encore series.

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=MoM+A+Rock+Concert
Sat 9/12 @ 2pm
Sun 9/13 @ 7pm
Mon 9/14 @ 8pm
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IFP INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER CONFERENCE
September 19 ? 23, 2009, New York City

The Independent Filmmaker Conference is 5 days of dynamic dialogue and innovative case studies on filmmaking's shifting landscape. Join 2000 filmmakers, producers, funders, distributors, agents, and buyers share winning strategies on the art and business of independent filmmaking.

UPDATES!
Industry leaders will include Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting), Wendy Ettinger (Chicken & Egg Pictures), Ted Hope (This is that), Lynne Kirby (Sundance Channel), Peter Kujawski (Focus Features), Dylan Leiner (Sony Pictures Classics), Paola Mendoza & Gloria Lamorte (Entre Nos), Andrew Mer (SnagFilms), Craig Parks (IFC), Tom Quinn (Magnolia Pictures), Christine Vachon (Motherhood), Jeremiah Zagar (In a Dream), and many more!

With Keynotes from: Mira Nair (Director, Amelia) and Peter Saraf (Big Beach Films)

Panelists will offer key advice on:

- New Digital & Financial Models
- Global Financing Opportunities
- Navigating Sales & Distribution
- Distributing Micro to Mid-range Indie Features
- Positioning Your Film for Festivals & Buyers
- Strategizing Your Next Career Move

EARLY BIRD PASSES ON SALE NOW!

Get more info, and purchase passes at www.filmmakerconference.com
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1st National Conference for Campus Based Men?s Gender Equality and Anti-violence Groups
November 6-7, 2009
St. John?s University in Collegeville, Minnesota
All invited!
Register or submit proposal
http://www.csbsju.edu/menscenter/conference/default.htm

Speakers Include:
- Michael Kimmel, Author of Guyland, Men Confront Pornography & Men?s Lives (also Paradigm Shift?s ?Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility? panelist)
- Pat McGann, Men Can Stop Rape Communications Director
- Pat Eng, VP of Ms. Foundation
- Shira Tarrant, Author of Men Speak Out and Men & Feminism
- Courtney Martin, Author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How The Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women
- Michael Kaufman, Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign
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PARADIGM SHIFT RECOMMENDS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER
Amy Mitten
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23564684@N04/
Amy has a Photo Illustration degree from Kent State University, and has been shooting professionally for 8 years.
[address removed]
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SEE YOU THIS WEEK promoting National Equality March & WED SEPT 23!

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