Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CALLING ALL YOUNG FEMINISTS! Join a Diverse Group to Work for Women's Equality

·         If you care about:
ü  Women's rights,
ü  Ending rape, domestic violence and other forms of gender violence,
ü  Reproductive Justice,
ü  Pay Equity and
ü  LGBTQ rights.
·         If you are age 35 or under,
·         If you live in New York State, and
·         If you want to belong to a group that has become a feminist safe haven and extended family for many of us.

Please join The Young Feminist Task Force of the National Organization for Women, NY State.

If interested, please contact

About the taskforce:
Currently, we are compromised of 25 women, men and queer-identified feminists. We reside all across the state. Our ages range from teenager to 30s. We come from diverse backgrounds: Immigrant/Muslim/Jewish/Atheist/etc. We are diverse professionals from corporate jobs to artists.

We may or may not have different priorities within feminism from reproductive justice to engaging new media for the movement

What We Do/Have Done:
1.      Go undercover to expose "crisis pregnancy centers" who tell women condoms do not protect against STI's and abortion causes breast cancer
2.      Work with various organizations like SAFER to create and or implement sexual-assault policies on campus
3.      Work on healthcare reform
4.      Marches/rallies/protests
5.      We attend and present workshops at Feminist Conferences and events
6.      Use social media to spread the feminist word (Twitter: @NOWYoungFems)
7.      Monthly potluck to get together and relax/vent/cause feminist trouble in a safe space

Our next event:
Mon, Nov 29: Join us for Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) Outreach Work Party!
What: SAFER Outreach Work Party!
When: Monday, November 29th from 6-9pm
Where: 32 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10004
We are looking for volunteers to join us for a one night work party! Meet the faces behind SAFER and help us gather contact information of schools missing from our national anti-violence initiative, the Campus Accountability Project.

If interested, please contact

In Solidarity,
N. Jerin Arifa
National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Political Action Committee
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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