Friday, April 30, 2010

Feminists Care for Everyone: Humans & Animals Alike

Most of you know about the activist work we (the National Organization for Women - New York State - Young Feminist Task Force) have been doing on behalf of women's rights.  What you may not be aware of is our other social justice work that may not seem directly connected to feminism at first.  I want to argue that any type of social justice work is feminist work because feminism for me means an end to all forms of inequalities.  

In that spirit, four of us: Daniel Wald, Esty Stein, Micah Bochart and I, will volunteer at the Dogswalk Against Cancer, a.k.a. 2010 Bark For Life of New York City this Sunday, May 2, 2010, 9AM - 1PM at Riverside Park, NY [W. 108th Street and Riverside Drive].  

From the official site:
The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.  So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

I have been volunteering at this fun event with 100's of canine friends since 2003.  I always feel like I should pay them to be able to pet so many cute dogs - my dream come true.  Hope to see you there!

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

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