Friday, September 11, 2009

9/23 Wed Panel- Fight For Your Reproductive Rights- only $5 donation/ students free





Paradigm Shift: New York City's Feminist Community
September 11, 2009                                                                     

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In This Issue
Fight For Your Reproductive Rights: How You Can Help Pass the Reproductive Health Act
National Equality March for LGBT Rights
Our Partners & Events
Read our Time Out New York Article

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Black American Feminisms: Bibliography as a Source for Inclusion

Afro-Punk Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): Brooklyn, NY (7/3-7/12/2009)

The Stoning of Soraya M. engages the NYC feminist community

Morgan Otto-Berglund Writes on Heteronormativity

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Documentary Filmmaker Havana Marking, Director of Afghan Star

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Documentary Filmmaker Jesse Epstein
Join Our Meet Up



Paradigm Shift & NYCLU
proudly presents:



Fight for Your Reproductive Rights:
How You Can Help Pass the
Reproductive Health Act


Featuring panelists:



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





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

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)
Click Here for Hop Stop Directions
Cost: $5 suggested donation/ students FREE
(COST REDUCED 9/9/09)


Participate:
Calling All Feminists!
help promote and we'll help promote your organization!
ALL PROMOTERS GET IN FREE
Email: JWeis@paradigmshiftnyc.com





ABOUT NYCLU:

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights.





SEE MORE VIDEOS ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ON PARADIGM SHIFT TV!
ALSO OUR SEE VIEWER FEEDBACK QUESTIONS
we want to hear your thoughts!!

Jennifer Baumgardner, Activist & Author "Abortion & Life"
Amy Richards, Activist & Author


National Equality March


NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH FOR LGBT RIGHTS
  MOBILIZE WITH PARADIGM SHIFT &
OTHER NYC PROGRESSIVE GROUPS!


ACTION ALERT
FLYERING TIMES AND LOCATIONS:


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



  October 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.




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 1,700 on our mailing list, and 80 organizations and media outlets
- CD sales at events

Please send mp3 to

sallred@paradigmshiftnyc.com
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:
  • Detailed Oriented
  • A great communicator
  • Passionate about feminism
  • Able to laugh at yourself...we do :)


 What We're Up To

ACTION ALERT

Clinic Defense Needed!!



Dr. Emily's clinic in the South Bronx has been the target of
anti-abortion protesters. These protesters offer free sonograms
(administered by unqualified people outside the medical field)
and anti-abortion pamphlets and display plastic fetuses
in order to try to convince women seeking abortions to
change their minds.



Worse, the protesters plan to begin a 40-day vigil in late September,
see www.40daysforlife.com. Since June the NYCACD,
in collaboration with the staff of the clinic, has launched a weekly
clinic defense, effectively preventing these anti-choice protesters
from intimidating and harassing people seeking services there.
"40 days for life" is organizing for a massive 40-day
"prayer and fasting" vigil outside the clinic starting SEPTEMBER 23.
Two years ago, with a similar campaign, they thronged
the sidewalk and were able to physically block staff and
clients from entering the clinic.



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.
If they had their way, not only would abortion be illegal,
so would homosexuality and non-procreative sex
.
We would like to invite pro-choice and pro-abortion organizations
to join our cause. Whether you are coming as an individual or as part

of an organization, please RSVP. If you have questions, do not
hesitate to ask them with your RSVP.
Or, if you email us your phone number,
we will call to talk more about what we have planned,
get your input and ideas, and answer any questions.



When:
Saturday, September 26th

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


Where:
Dr. Emily's Women's Health Center
560 Southern Blvd Bronx, New York


Directions: Take the 6 train to 149th Street

RSVP: nycacd@gmail.com
 

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







"MoM, A Rock Concert Musical"

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 achieve success?
That's what the play really
explores.



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



Tickets: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102700985470&s=1332&e=001AZnD14KN6lUlUv2Tp54t-ggsRNFDsuJkyxC1EUMcfyDwPuWAwrplxIs1pcxytp2O2lzpKrXT01Qnhr0PELynL4xFruKiTBo84htPuxRwl8WuRV6XIeNYEAsVKkHnanIA3NPEkIIA0LjhkBdls-Yd9iy4k5CIOeU9kO_Ow1tDyA18eJ6869ZFZxFs0GFnZ6Pp


Sat 9/12 @ 2pm

Sun 9/13 @ 7pm

Mon 9/14 @ 8pm



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



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



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




Bluestockings Bookstore
Shira Tarrant, Author


"Men and Feminism" Reading 




Oct. 16th @ 7pm
172 Allen St.
@ Stanton in Lower East Side

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