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9/21 NEWSLETTER & THIS WED Panel & Screening- Fight For Your Reproductive Rights & National Equality March for LGBTQ rights Oct.11

From: Paradigm S.
Sent on: Monday, September 21, 2009 7:50 PM
*** 9/21 NEWSLETTER ***
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Paradigm Shift: NYC?s Feminist Community & NYCLU Proudly Present:

How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act


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?

Supporting Partners: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, NARAL, New York Abortion Access Fund, New York Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense, National Organization for Women at NYU, NOW ? NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Hunter Women?s Rights Coalition, Soapbox Inc., Author/Activist Jennifer Baumgardner

When: THIS 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) Directions

Cost: $5 suggested donation/ students FREE


Event topics include:
- 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

Promote this event and we?ll help promote your organization!
Email: [address removed]

for LGBT rights
MARCH WITH PARADIGM SHIFT, part of NYC National Equality March Mobilization Coalition

Charter Buses to National Equality March
Departing to DC ? October 11th at 6 AM
Arrive Back in NYC -October 11th by 10 PM
Pick Up Location ? LGBT Center-[masked]th Street NYC
Cost ? $35 regular / $20 student
Sponsoring Organization ? NYC Mobilization for National Equality March
All are welcome!
Purchase Tickets:

RSVP to MARCH WITH PARADIGM SHIFT: [address removed]
*** include full name, cell, email, and method of transportation ***

This is an NYC National Equality March Mobilization Coalition ticket for a bus ride from the LGBT Community Center in downtown Manhattan to Washington DC on October 11th, 2009 for the National Equality March.

If there is enough demand for a bus leaving from this location, we will do our best to add more buses?so please buy tickets early and at full price if possible so that we are in a financial position to be able to do this.

The NYC National Equality March Mobilization Coalition is a newly-formed group that seeks to bring together existing groups and unaffiliated individuals in the Metropolitan New York area to help make the National Equality March on Washington a huge success!

Please visit us at
We?ve listed all the buses we know of that are leaving from New York as well as citywide fundraising events and networking/outreach opportunities.

March info:
FREE National Equality March BUS TICKETS AVAIL BEFORE 9/25!
Broadway Impact?s buses to the National Equality March are now FREE!

Buses will depart NYC at 6:00am Sunday, October 11, and then you can request a departure time from D.C.?every two hours between 8:00pm and 4:00am.

Sign up before September 25
e-mail with you name, e-mail address, and cell phone number and wait for your confirmation. Visit for more information.

RSVP to MARCH WITH PARADIGM SHIFT: [address removed]
*** include full name, cell, email, and method of transportation ***

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

- Free admission to PS events for one year!
- Promotion- Song will be played at every PS event, on PShift TV, and promoted to over 1,700 on our mailing list, and 80 organizations and media outlets
- CD sales at events

Please send mp3 to
[address removed]

?The Age of Stupid?
GLOBAL NYC PREMIERE TONIGHT 9/23 and tomorrow 9/24!

Tickets, global screening dates, and online screening:
A live ?green carpet? event in the city that will be simultaneously broadcast to multiple cinemas across the globe


?The Age of Stupid? is the new cinema documentary from the Director of ?McLibel? and the Producer of the Oscar-winning ?One Day in September?. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching ?archive? footage from 2008 and asking: why didn?t we stop climate change while we had the chance?


Going to the River
Theater Festival

The Ensemble Studio Theatre?s Going To the River Festival of short plays by women of color.

Remaining show dates are: Sept: 23, 24, 27 @ 7pm
Ensemble Studio Theatre: 549 W. 52nd St

The festival will run from now through Sept 27. Click here for the full schedule:

Member tickets are just $12 (with no handling fees)! To order, please click here or call[masked] and use code member.

Shetal Shah, Paradigm Shift blogger and open-mic performer, appears in Melody Cooper?s intense play, Truth Be Told, in Series B, based on a true story about the Iraqi reporter, wife, mother and friend, Raeda Wazzan.


Jenn Friedman, awesome musician & Paradigm Shift open-mic performer

Friday, September 25th @ 6PM
Barnes and Noble 1972 Broadway (at 66th Street)

Clinic Defense Needed!!

Dr. Emily?s clinic in the South Bronx has been the target of anti-abortion protesters.

Worse, the protesters plan to begin a 40-day vigil in late September, see

This year, our goal is to OUT-NUMBER THEM; to provide safe escort for staff and patients into the clinic, and to let the anti-choice bigots know THEY CANNOT GET AWAY WITH THIS.

Saturday, September 26th

1st Shift: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
2nd Shift: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dr. Emily?s Women?s Health Center 560 Southern Blvd Bronx, New York

Directions: Take the 6 train to 149th Street

RSVP: New York Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense
[address removed]

It is time we stand in solidarity with those women wanting to exercise their right to choose and to control their bodies!


Fundraiser Party for Equality Now

Host: Kim Braun and Christine Elmo
Price: $15 includes admission and one raffle ticket
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 8:00pm ? 11:00pm
Location: Jimmy?s 43
Street: 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd (downstairs)
City/Town:Manhattan, NY ALL money collected at this event will go towards
transporting people from NYC to DC for the Equality Now March on
October 11th, 2009.

Performances by:
Kara M. Tyler aka Red Sonja (Burlesque)
Shani E. Manor (Musican)
Siobhan O?Malley (Musician)
Jay Paranada, Laura Nell Dubuisson, Megan Buzzard, Calvin Thompson and
Roderick Borden with accompanist: Rachel Kaufman (Cabaret)
Bluestockings Bookstore
Shira Tarrant, Author
?Men and Feminism? Reading

Oct. 16th at 7pm
172 Allen St., at Stanton in Lower East Side
Weekend of Prayerful Affirmation and Action for the
Safety of Clinic Workers
An Initiative of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

OCTOBER 16-18th

Sign up today-

Join with congregations and communities of faith throughout the nation in spiritually or prayerfully affirming the work of doctors, nurses, administrators, counselors, and all other abortion clinic workers.
You can also email RCRC?s National Coordinator of Field Services, Rev. Matthew Westfox at [address removed] with questions or to let him know what your congregation or community of faith is planning.

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!
Speaker list, Register or submit proposal
Calling all Young Feminists from around the state
Please join the newly formed taskforce in NOW ? NYS, the Young Feminist Task Force (YFTF).

Formation of YFTF:

Marcia Pappas, the president of NOW ? NYS, and the NOW ? NYS board, are serious about including the young feminist voice at the NOW ? NYS level, and recently approved the proposal of the new taskforce.
The proposal was accepted, with Jerin Alam and Ben Siegel appointed as the co-chairs.


If you are a young feminist (under age 30) who wants to enact change all around New York State, and have the dedication and passion, please contact [address removed]

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