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.
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/media/map.pdf
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:
SUBWAYS: 2
Penn Station Amtrak (take 2 to Bklyn); 
L.I.R.R. Atlantic Terminal (take 2)
BUS: Port Authority on 42nd St. (take 2 to Bklyn)

National Board Elections for up to three seats: 
In order to vote, must be NOW member for 3 months & have photo I.D.

Join feminists from the 7-state region (N.Y., Conn., Mass, R.I., Ver., N.H., Maine) for exciting dialog and powerful films!


PLENARY
TERRY O’NEILL, NATIONAL NOW PRESIDENT
Welcome from Rachelle Suissa, President of Brookln/Queens NOW

AWARD-WINNING Films

Eggsploitation
Winner – Best Documentary, California Independent Film Festival
Directors Jennifer Lahl & Justine Baird,
introduced by Katherine Sloan, Natl. NOW Board Member

Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation
Winner – Best of the Festival, L.A. Women’s Intl. Film Festival) 
Director Jennifer Lee

Panel Discussions

Why Join Coalitions? Advantages & Disadvantages 
Jill Ashton,President Mass. NOW; Carolyn Marks, President R.I. NOW; Zenaida Mendez, President NOW-NYS


What Are the Cutting Edge Issues for Feminists?
Jerin Arifa, Nat’l. NOW Board Member; Noreen Connell, N.E. Regional Dir., Nat’l. NOW Board Member; Dr. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, author/editor of Poor Women in Rich Countries

Modernizing NOW 
Terry O’Neil, NOW President; SoniaOssorio; President of NOW-NYC

Basic Info:
Conference- Registration/Credentialling begins at 11:30 am. Conference fee includes lunch, beverages, snacks. Vegan food will be among choices. Regular fee is $25, Low-income fee is $12, and Contributor fee is $35, which provides funds for scholarships. Space is limited, so register asap. To pay by credit card, which will add a small processing fee, click on this link:

To avoid processing fee, make check payable to “Brooklyn-Queens NOW”  & mail to Noreen Connell, Regional Dir., 301 W. 57 St. #9g, NY, NY 10019 no later than 3/20. Include your e-mail address and phone number.

Election-To vote for your Nat’l NOW board representative bring your photo I.D. New members must have joined NOW by 1/6/14. Current members whose membership lapsed after 1/6/14 may rejoin at the conference or bring proof of having renewed. Credentialing closes by 2 pm. Candidates must be members of NOW for at least two years and should e-mail N.E. Regional Director (norconnell at aol dot com) with a declaration of candidacy and a 25 word bio. 

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