Fight Back Like a Girl: A Night of Laughter, Learning and Resistance!
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Fight Back Like a Girl: A Night of Laughter, Learning and Resistance!

  • Forchelli Center, Brooklyn Law School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Care about women's health and reproductive rights? Want to take action to protect women in New York? Love feminist comedy? This is the event for you!

Join WHARR, Indivisible Nation BK, and #VOTEPROCHOICE for an evening with NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and some very funny women talking about the very serious business of women's health and reproductive rights.

Featuring:

  • NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
  • Comedians: Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Maysoon Zayid, and Lizz Winstead
  • Adjoa Tetteh, NYC Planned Parenthood Board of Directors
  • Chanel Porchia-Albert, founder of Ancient Song Doula Services

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. Register through Eventbrite now!

And please spread the word by sharing the Facebook event!

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WHARR February General Meeting
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

WHARR February General Meeting

Join WHARR for our February general meeting, which will be on Galentine's Day! In addition to announcements and planning for upcoming actions in our task forces, we'll celebrate our re-sisterhood by making anti-Valentines for politicians who have stood in the way of women's health and reproductive rights. (Plus, wine and chocolate, of course!)

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2018 Women's March on NYC
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Women's March on NYC

  • Columbus Circle New York, NY United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's that time again! On January 20th, WHARRiors will join progressives in NYC and stand in solidarity with resisters around the country. The March starts at 11 AM at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. We will meet as a group in Brooklyn earlier in the morning (stay tuned for details on time and place) and travel in together. We hope you’ll join us as we march with our WHARR banner and other GOBK group banners. Bring your signs, your voices, and your GOBK pride!

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WHARR/INBK January General Meeting
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR/INBK January General Meeting

  • Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join WHARR and Indivisible Nation BK to start 2018 with a bang! We'll be hearing from grassroots activist leader, longtime women's empowerment and health advocate, and candidate for congress Liuba Grechen Shirley about her campaign and organizing efforts on Long Island. We'll also have more information on ways to get involved with us for the month ahead, and get ready for a strong WHARRior presence at the NYC Women's March. Also, pizza!

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WHARRior Night Out: Drunken Civics Show and Libations
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

WHARRior Night Out: Drunken Civics Show and Libations

  • Alliance of Resident Theatres, The Great Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

To celebrate the first year anniversary of the Women's March, visAbleblackwoman Productions presents: Drunken Civics ~ Pussy Grabs Back — a voter registration happy hour followed by an all-female comedy show.

Before our WHARR contingent pantsuits up for the 2018 march itself, let's spend a night out together having a good laugh and enjoying some much-needed drinks!

  • Meet at the theater at 6:30 for the happy hour, which is co-sponsored by our friends at Indivisible Nation BK. (You'll also notice some of our WHARR fact sheets being distributed to attendees!) 
  • After the show, we'll continue the drunken patriarchy-smashing vibes with drinks/eats at a nearby bar.

Get more info about the show and buy your ticket!

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Fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie, IDC-Challenger
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Fundraiser for Zellnor Myrie, IDC-Challenger

Z 4 NY! Help Zellnor take on the IDC and challenge Jesse Hamilton for his NY Senate seat next year. Have a drink, meet the man and help him raise as much $$$ as he can before the important fundraising deadline in Jan.

Tickets will start at $45 with the option to donate more! Link to buy tickets below. If you can't attend and would like to make a contribution (any dollar amount will do!), you can do so through the below link.

Buy your ticket!
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GetOrganizedBK's Q&A with District Attorney Eric Gonzalez
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

GetOrganizedBK's Q&A with District Attorney Eric Gonzalez

The next Get Organized BK full meeting will include a Q&A with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Following the Q&A, WHARR will hold a welcome meeting for new members. Veteran members are encouraged to attend our WHARR general meeting on 11/29!

6:30: Doors open
7:00: Q&A with DA Eric Gonzalez
8:00: Working group meetings, including WHARR welcome meeting for new members

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Reproductive Health Act Public Forum
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Reproductive Health Act Public Forum

  • CUNY Graduate Center, Porshansky Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As co-sponsors, WHARR will be tabling at this event in support of the NY State Reproductive Health Act (RHA).

The forum is hosted by Senator Liz Krueger, sponsor of the RHA in the NY State Senate, to help maintain and build on the current momentum in support of the bill and to increase awareness and support for modernizing NYS law in the face of federal threats to reproductive rights.

Speakers will include:
- Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
- Matha Plimpton, actor and activist
- Katharine Bodde, Policy Counsel, NYCLU
- Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
- Erika Christensen and Garin Marschall, advocates
- Dr. Treasure Walker, member, Physicians for Reproductive Health

Join us to learn how you can get involved and what you can do to help pass the Reproductive Health Act in 2018.

Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/ReproductiveHealthAct or 212-490-9535.

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Full Exposure: A Night of Comedy + Storytelling + Repro Rights Activism
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Full Exposure: A Night of Comedy + Storytelling + Repro Rights Activism

Join WHARR, Lady Parts Justice League, and Generation Women during the All Above All Bold the Future Week of Action as we grow the campaign to #ExposeFakeClinics!

The event will feature storytellerscomedians, and lots of fun ways for YOU to take action to support reproductive rights and access to abortion. Proceeds from the evening will go to support #ExposeFakeClinics, a national campaign to call out fake, anti-choice "clinics" that deceive women seeking information about their reproductive health care options.

Buy your ticket now!
Price of admission includes a free drink and a raffle ticket!

Learn more about the #ExposeFakeClinics campaign here.

 

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True Blue NY Grassroots Summit
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

True Blue NY Grassroots Summit

WHARR will be leading a workshop at this gathering of grassroots groups, advocacy organizations, and Democratic clubs! Organized by True Blue NY and NoIDCNY, the Grassroots Summit will be a day of inspiring speakers and informative workshops.

Join WHARR for our workshop:

The Status of Reproductive Health in New York
WHARR (the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights group of GetOrganizedBK) will give an overview of the state of women’s access to reproductive-health care in New York State. We will also look at how other "blue" states, such as Oregon, California and Illinois, are leaving New York in the dust as they expand access to abortion, contraception, and other important health care in the Trump Era and what New York can to do join them. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas. We will have resources on current legislation for each attendee.

Learn more about the summit and buy your ticket!

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GOBK Full Meeting - Civic Activism
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

GOBK Full Meeting - Civic Activism

The next Get Organized BK full meeting will focus on civic activism. Following the panel, WHARR will hold a welcome meeting for new members. Veteran members are encouraged to attend our WHARR general meeting on 10/25!

6:30: Doors open
7:00: Panel on civic activisim
8:00: Working group meetings, including WHARR welcome meeting for new members

RSVP on Facebook or through Brad Lander's website!

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"Postcards for Politicians" Workshop
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

"Postcards for Politicians" Workshop

Join WHARR and other local activist groups for an afternoon of impactful arts and crafts in the Trump era! 

This event is in conjunction with Old Stone House's current exhibition: "Being Well: In Search of Utopia?" about artists' visions for health and wellness. Artist Carolyn Monastra is inviting people of all ages to create handmade photo-collage postcards to send to their legislators addressing their concerns with health, climate change, and related issues. The postcards will be temporarily hung on a tree outside the venue, as a meaningful public art installation also calling attention to the issue.

WHARR will be tabling at the event, and we'll have some women's-health-specific ideas for postcards—plus info and actions for continued resistance and advocacy after the workshop is over. Please join us! Families/kids welcome!

More information about the exhibit, "Being Well: In Search of Utopia?"

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Get Organized BK Meeting
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Get Organized BK Meeting

  • Congregation Beth Elohim Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join WHARR at the first Get Organized BK (GOBK) meeting of the fall!

This month's focus is: "After Charlottesville, what must we do?" Panelists include:

  • Close Rikers, an effort to reduce the impacts of mass incarceration and close what is perhaps the largest physical monument to racial injustice in our city.
  • Right to Know Act, a campaign to prevent discriminatory policing and improve communication, transparency, and accountability between NYPD and New Yorkers.
  • School integration, to confront the shameful reality that 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, NYC’s schools remain stubbornly segregated — sorting opportunity by race and class across generations.

Following the panel, join WHARR for our break-out session!

Visit the GOBK website for more information and to RSVP. (Space is limited, so please RSVP ahead of time!)

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Voter Registration Drive
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Voter Registration Drive

Women marched, fought, got arrested, and literally starved themselves to get the vote. Let’s celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (adopted on August 18, 1920) by driving up voter registration numbers in our home borough! We're partnering with the Brooklyn Voters Alliance for a day of voter registration in Sunset Park.

If you're interested in volunteering at the drive or helping us with some crafty projects to prep, please email gobk.wharr@gmail.com!

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Brooklyn Young Democrats Women's Caucus Launch
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Young Democrats Women's Caucus Launch

WHARR will be featured at BYD's Women's Caucus Mixer! Join us to meet the women of BYD and hear from some of Brooklyn's leading ladies in politics, law, and local business! 

Featured speakers:

  • Assemblymember Tremaine Wright, District 56
  • Assemblymember Pamela Harris, District 46
  • District Leader Tori Burhans- Kelly
  • Caroline Piela-Cohen, Attorney & Community Advocate
  • Monique Chandler-Waterman, Executive Director of East Flatbush Village
  • Amy Bettys, Co-Chair of WHARR (Get Organized BK's Women's Health & Reproductive Rights group)

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GetOrganizedBK's Civic Festival
Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

GetOrganizedBK's Civic Festival

Join WHARR for an evening of entertainment and activism! Look for our booth, where we'll have a mobile photo booth action to protest Trumpcare, feminist arts and crafts for the kids, and more! 

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More information from #GetOrganizedBK:

One thing we’ve seen powerfully -- from the Women’s March to the Climate March -- is that our resistance can also be joyful. Even as we are fighting harm, we are building new relationships and celebrating our values.

In that spirit, on Tuesday, July 25th, 5 - 8 PM, #GetOrganizedBK is planning a free Civic Festival in the Prospect Park Bandshell -- to push forward with our organizing, to celebrate the amazing work #GetOrganizedBK working groups and members have accomplished, and to come together in a venue that can fit all of us.

Details are to come in the following days -- but this festive civic gathering will be an opportunity to highlight the ongoing work of our members, bring new people into the movement and offer a glimpse of the deepening of resistance work into longer-term community-building. Hear from citywide and national leaders, testimonials from activists across generations, activities, entertainment, tabling & activism opportunities by #GOBK working groups, partners, and sponsors, and more.

Doors open at 4:30 PM. 
Performances start at 5:30 PM. 

Confirmed performers: 
*Isaac Oliver (http://isaacoliver.com/)
*Gowanus Wildcats (https://vimeo.com/7549950)
*Xavier Cardriche (http://www.xaviercardriche.com/)
*Artists for a Free World (http://www.artsforart.org/advocacy.html)
*Natalia Zuckerman (http://www.nataliazukerman.com/)
*Jean Rohe (http://jeanrohe.com/)
*Girls Be Heard (http://girlbeheard.org/)
*Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (http://bipa.tumblr.com/)
*The Occasionalists (https://www.facebook.com/theoccasionalistsbrooklyn)

Plus, a propoganda party thrown by Interference Archive & kid-friendly activities like face stamps & bubbles & more by Park Slope Parents. 

Partners include: Planned Parenthood of New York City Action FundMake the Road New YorkThe New York Immigration CoalitionArts & Democracy, Park Slope Parents, DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving, Hand in Hand Family Services, IntegrateNYC4meCBID - Central Brooklyn Independent DemocratsFifth Avenue Committee, Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), OM Digital350 BrooklynPEN AmericaPark Slope Civic CouncilFast Food JusticeCommon Cause, Atlas DIY, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaBrooklyn SolarWorks, Participatory Projecting Project, Rise and ResistMet CouncilNYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant AffairsYouth Progressive Policy Group - YPPGCAIR-New York, Coalition Z, Carroll Gardens Association, CGA Worker Cooperative and Tenants Union, NYC VotesiobyBrooklyn Community FoundationSister District ProjectNYC Books through BarsBrooklyn For Peace

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Reproductive Independence Day
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Reproductive Independence Day

Join the WHARRiors for a girls' night as we celebrate our independence to stand up and raise hell against the oppressive laws our government is putting in place and the stigmas that society has built.

There shall be trivia and prizes intermingled with ample amounts of inspiration, fierce girl power, feminist knowledge and the celebration of women doing whatever we can to support each other in this fight. Prizes donated are from local businesses such as SLT Fitness, Paper Source, Babeland and more!!!

All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Haven Coalition, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to supporting people traveling to New York City for abortions.

**one beverage and one raffle ticket per person is included in the ticket price**

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

#GetOrganizedBK Full Group Meeting with WHARR Panel

WHARR will be the main attraction at the May 22 #GetOrganizedBK meeting at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. We will be hosting a panel for the entire GOBK audience in order to discuss current threats to women’s health and reproductive rights, and the work ahead to protect against those threats. Panelists to be announced.

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May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

On May 20 at 7 pm, join WHARR in Manhattan at Judson Memorial Church for a production of “Spare Rib,” a “quasi-comic drama about abortion,” to be performed as part of a weekend-long celebration of the CCS.  WHARR will be at the performance handing out our fact sheets and postcards, and spreading our message about protecting reproductive freedom.

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch at Cuomo's

Put down your sandwich and pick up a sign!  Every Wednesday until the legislative session ends on June 21, WHARR members gather outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office at noon for “Lunch at Cuomo’s.”  We spend an hour on the sidewalk in front of his office telling him to make passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) a priority!

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Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch at Cuomo's

Put down your sandwich and pick up a sign!  Every Wednesday until the legislative session ends on June 21, WHARR members gather outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office at noon for “Lunch at Cuomo’s.”  We spend an hour on the sidewalk in front of his office telling him to make passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) a priority!

Learn more about RHA >>

RSVP >>

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