Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thu, May 8: Combating Islamophobia, with Dean Obeidallah and Arun Kundnani

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Combating Islamophobia

Dean Obeidallah & Negin Farsad
Co-Directors, The Muslims are Coming!
Arun Kundnani
Author, The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
moderated by:
Faiza Patel
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Program
Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law
108 West Third Street (between MacDougal St. and Sullivan St.)
New York, NY 10012
Over a decade after the attacks on September 11, 2001, misconceptions about Islam and discrimination towards Muslims remain at the center of some of the most heated political debates. Responses have varied in both content and context. In his review of national security strategies, Arun Kundnani shows how domestic counterterrorism programs are skewed by simplistic narratives about the nature of the threat and relationship between religion and terrorism. Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad's film tackles anti-Muslim sentiment in American society head-on, as they travel across the country and use the universal appeal of comedy to break down barriers and also put on an entertaining show.
Join the Brennan Center for a candid and engaging discussion about two very different, but powerful, approaches to combating Islamophobia.
CLICK HERE to RSVP. If you have any additional questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at jafreen dot uddin at nyu dot edu or 646.292.8345.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

A step in the right direction for the NRA, although I still disagree with its strong-arm tactics of defeating bills that would require stronger background checks.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mon, April 21st: 6:30 - 8 PM: Panel Discussion: How to be an Effective Board Member

I will speak at the event below. Hope you can join me and other members of the Young Feminists and Allies NOW chapter.

Theatre Show on Women's Rights/ Violence Against Women This Week

Price of Silence newest production, "Blurred Lines of Justice" 

Opens April 22nd and 23rd.

CUNY students are $6.00, non students $12.00

Show will be held at the Lovinger theatre at 8 PM both days.

Ticket Reservations: pos dot tickets at gmail dot com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wed, April 16th, 6:30pm: 6th Annual Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Awards Fundraiser honoring David Dinkins, Kathleen King and more

Of all the different organizations I am involved with, I am the most grateful for the below, which transforms mostly underprivileged young girls and women into leaders. I have seen the incredible work first-hand through meeting the trainees before and after the program. I hope you will please support this organization, which is run on a shoestring budget. The intensive summer training program is completely free to the students, including meals. Every contribution helps. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Contact your senators re Paycheck Fairness - filibuster won, women lost, 54-43

From the Godmother of the Violence Against Women Act, Pat Reuss:

Please contact your Senators who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Bill and thank the ones who supported us (a phone thank you message for our champions is really important).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fri, April 11: #RaiseUpWomen Coalition Takes Action & Plans Next Steps

Our press mention: NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally Draws Over 500 Supporters!

A huge thanks to Hollaback for organizing and our treasurer Rachel for coordinating. Member Micah Bochart and I attended. It was c-o-l-d, but that didn't keep away the anti-street-harassment activists. 
(Look for our pictures holding "stop violence against women" and "young feminists mobilizing" signs up, as well as me speaking and Micah video taping the event)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sun, Apr 6: NOW Northeast Regional Conference with elections for National Board

Please join us and forward! Thanks.

NOW Northeast Regional conference
Sunday, April 6th from 12 pm to 6 pm
LOCATION: Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Georgian Room
get off the 2 train, walk to the main entrance gates of Brooklyn College Campus, then walk through the campus, go past the library cafe on the right and library on the left to go to Boylan Hall.  Then go to to the basement, through the double doors and there's the Georgian Room.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sat, April 5: NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally

The Young Feminists and Allies chapter is co-hosting the below tomorrow, where I will speak. Hope you can join me and other members. 

Take Action to Secure Funding for Lifesaving DV/SA/anti violence Programs

From the Godmother of VAWA, Pat Reuss:




Sign a letter calling on Congress to increase funding for VAWA and related programs!  

April 3, 2014

Please forward widely!

Take action to secure funding for lifesaving programs

As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month, tell your Members of Congress that you care about funding for programs that serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. 


Please click here to add your organization's name to this letter which will be sent to Congress with the clear message: We can’t turn away victims in their time of need. 


Deadline for signing on is Friday, April.  Please remember to complete this form.

*Note: this letter is for ORGANIZATIONS, not individuals.  Watch this space for actions for individuals later in the Spring. 


Last year, we all worked to pass an inclusive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that would meet the needs of many more victims.  But without adequate funding, the law cannot meet the needs of all victims.  Let’s make sure that VAWA can live up to its potential and promise by urging Congress to fund VAWA and related programs. 


Watch this space for action alerts for individuals. 


Follow us on Twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page.  If you aren't on one of the VAWA email lists or want to add members of your staff or state/community leaders to our grassroots alerts e-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to For more info, go to

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Looking for NM feminist contacts

Do you know feminist contacts in NM, who might be able to attend the National NOW conference in Albuqurqee from June 27-29? I want to make sure they get memberships before the cutoff date of 3/29, so they can vote during this important bylaws-changing conference. Even if they do not want to become members, I would love to invite them to attend this conference, especially since it's a Women of Color and allies conference. Thank you!