Friday, April 16, 2010

This weekend: We will present @ NOW-Northeast Regional Conference in Albany

This Saturday, April 17, 2010, my fellow NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force members and I will present at the NOW-Northeast Regional Conference. We had a blast at the Feminist Majority Foundation Young Feminist Leadership Conference a few weeks ago, and cannot wait for this trip.  

We will present on a panel about young feminism and beyond.  I will moderate the following outline, with an introduction about the work the NOW-NYS Young Feminist Task Force engaged in the last year.

Meghan/Arielle - CPC's and anti-choice propaganda.  
  • Arielle Cohen: Conducted a very candid interview with Lorraine Gariboldi, Executive Director of Life Center of LI which is parent to Long Island's AAA Pregnancy Resource Center in order to research methods and policies of LI area CPCs. 
  • Meghan Shalvoy:Organized on campus at Stony Brook University to protest and counteract anti-choice propaganda which was circulated on campus by the Long Island Coalition for Life, a group of CPCs and other anti-choice organizations.
  • Arielle and Meghan plan to first introduce CPC structure, funding, etc, then move on to the methods and misinformation they use to manipulate women which puts their health and lives at risk. 
Layla Love & Arielle Cohen: use of media and art as activism.
  • Layla: We must use visual media to attrack the attention of our peers, and also--veteran feminist, the international community and the 'enemy or opposition'...   The telling of her-story is key for this movements flourishing so I would like to offer inspiration in that way.  
  • Arielle Cohen: will talk about the arts and the utter need for us to embrace the internet as a vauled resource for our activist toolkit. She is working on an interactive blog of interviews and photos with other feminists. She will highlight the effects of Art and in the history of the movement and call for a renewal (while focusing on the exciting new medium).
Micah Bochart: Men & Feminism
  • Identifying some of the more common reasons why men might not feel inclined to join in the movement, why they might not recognize women's rights as human rights, and what basic steps could be taken to create a culture of engagement.  

We hope you can join us.

Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force 
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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