Sip & Bid: A Fundraiser for Get Organized BK
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sip & Bid: A Fundraiser for Get Organized BK

WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, is throwing our first annual fundraiser on September 17th. These funds will go directly to the budgets of the working groups, including WHARR. This will allow us to continue our electoral and issue work. It is so essential that we raise as much as possible!

We’ll have a 1-hour open bar and a fabulous silent auction, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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We only have capacity for 100 guests, so don’t delay!

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August Working Meeting
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

August Working Meeting

Bring your laptop and join us for a working meeting. We’ll use this time to prep for our upcoming fundraiser for WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK. All money raised will support WHARR and GOBK’s other working groups as we continue with our electoral work, lobbying, public outreach efforts, and other grassroots initiatives. So come help us bring in the dough — and as always, there will be wine and snacks!

The meeting will likely be hosted at a WHARRior's home, so please RSVP here and we will send you the exact address a few days beforehand.

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July General Meeting
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

July General Meeting

After a short hiatus, WHARR’s monthly general meetings are back! We’ll update you on what we’ve been working on, have opportunities for you to join us in our planning and plotting, and—of course—share some snacks and drinks. Hope to see you there!

The meeting will be hosted at a WHARRior's home, so please RSVP here and we will send you the exact address a few days beforehand.

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Brooklyn Womxn's Networking Mixer
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Womxn's Networking Mixer

Organized by CBID Womxn's Caucus and co-sponsored by WHARR, New Kings Dems, Independent Neighborhood Dems, Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club, Sister District BK, Brooklyn Young Dems, and and fellow GOBK working group Indivisible Nation BK.

This event will create space for womxn in all of these groups to come together and get engaged in local politics before the upcoming 2020 and 2021 elections. Come join us in a fun and informal setting to network and socialize!

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Democratic Debate Watch Party & Fundraiser for GOBK
Jun
27
8:30 PM20:30

Democratic Debate Watch Party & Fundraiser for GOBK

Join #GetOrganizedBK (GOBK), the umbrella group for WHARR, for a debate watch party! Tickets are $20. All money raised by GOBK supports the activities of its various working groups, including WHARR.

As an added treat, the debate watch party will feature Rebecca Pronsky's #2020candidateJams songs performed live during the commercial breaks.

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Can’t make it on 6/27? There’s also a party on 6/26!

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Democratic Debate Watch Party & Fundraiser for GOBK
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Democratic Debate Watch Party & Fundraiser for GOBK

Join #GetOrganizedBK (GOBK), the umbrella group for WHARR, for a debate watch party! Tickets are $20. All money raised by GOBK supports the activities of its various working groups, including WHARR.

As an added treat, the debate watch party will feature Rebecca Pronsky's #2020candidateJams songs performed live during the commercial breaks.

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RSVP and spread the word on Facebook

Can’t make it on 6/26? There’s another party on 6/27!

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Level Up Your Activism with INBK, GOBK, & WHARR
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Level Up Your Activism with INBK, GOBK, & WHARR

Join Indivisible Nation BK, Get Organized BK, and WHARR for a special meeting to level up our activism and build skills to defend abortion access and fight for a just future. We’ll hear from guest speakers and then break out into groups for training sessions to fire you up:

  • Be a WHARRior: Repro rights landscape & abortion message training (#stopthebans)

  • Deep canvassing with Changing the Conversation Together

  • Albany session countdown: level up your state lobbying

  • The Organizer's Toolbox

  • Birddogging with Jennifer Flynn Walker

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#FundAbortionNYC Activist Night
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

#FundAbortionNYC Activist Night

You can help us make history by lobbying the New York City Council to fund abortion care in this year’s budget. WHARR is part of a coalition uniting behind the #FundAbortionNYC campaign to ask the Council to directly fund the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF). Please join WHARR, NYAAF, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health for an activist training to learn how you can support the #FundAbortionNYC campaign and why funding for abortion care is a local, state, and federal issue.

Learn more and register now

Sign our petition to the City Council

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The Appointment Musical - Community Night
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Appointment Musical - Community Night

Save the date! Lightning Rod Special Theatre Company from Philadelphia will be presenting their production The Appointment, a musical satire that examines the misogyny, hypocrisy, and absurdity of the contemporary abortion debate in America at New York Theatre Workshop Next Door. Save the date for WHARR's "Community Night" on Monday, April 22nd, and see a provocative play, and then participate in immediate actions and have drinks with the cast after the show.

Get $20 tickets using the code NYCPARTNER

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Fanning the Flames NYC: Workshop with Dr. Melissa Bird
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Fanning the Flames NYC: Workshop with Dr. Melissa Bird

Organized by WHARR and Downtown Women for Change

Dr. Melissa Bird is a reproductive health policy expert, life coach, and public speaker whose education in social work has led to a career advocating for women and their families. Her Fanning the Flames workshop is focused on guiding women to harness their power, amplify their voice, and bring meaningful growth to their world through advocacy in their community.

Join us for this social justice training to learn tools and strategies you can implement right away to start effecting real change.

  • Tap into fierce, untamed, unapologetic dreams for the future

  • Develop knowledge of the power structure to engage in empowered leadership

  • Embrace your inherently rebellious nature to impact YOUR community

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AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR NETWORKING EVENT & KEYNOTE BY DR. BIRD — PART OF OUR FULL “FANNING THE FLAMES” WEEKEND PROGRAM!

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Dr. Bird Keynote + Networking Event
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Dr. Bird Keynote + Networking Event

After 2.5 years of Anti-Trump, pro-woman activism, it's time to think about how far we've come and where we are heading next.

4pm - 5pm: Networking. WHARR, DWC, CBID, IND, and other allied organizations will be tabling. Come have a walk around to find out what we are up to, get more involved, and meet potential partners from likeminded organizations.

5pm - 6pm: Keynote. Dr. Melissa Bird will be delivering a keynote address to fire us up! A repro health policy expert, life coach, and public speaker, Dr. Bird helps women find their voice to engage in advocacy in their lives and their communities.

+Join us for a happy hour after the event! We'll head over to The Armory for drinks and snacks.

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Organized by WHARR, Downtown Women for ChangeCentral Brooklyn Independent Democrats, and Independent Neighborhood Democrats

And be sure to check out Dr. Bird’s workshop on Sunday, April 14th — part of our full “Fanning the Flames” weekend program!

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WHARR March General Meeting
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR March General Meeting

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

This will be a combined general meeting and PAP (Political Action Party). We’ll share brief updates from our latest lobby meetings and the Planned Parenthood Day of Action. Then we’ll dive into our PAP activity: doing research on a diverse group of kick-ass repro rights / repro justice leaders, which we’ll feature in social media posts to inspire specific actions from our followers. So bring your computer! And as always, we’ll have wine and snacks!

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Reproductive Health Act Forum: Separating Fact from Fiction
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Reproductive Health Act Forum: Separating Fact from Fiction

Organized by WHARR and Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats

Recently, New York State passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), amending our state’s public health law to bring it in line with Roe v. Wade, decriminalize access to abortions, and protect the doctors who perform them. Since then, you’ve probably heard some anti-choice pushback, and it can be hard to separate myth from reality. Even RHA supporters may have a tough time parsing the rhetoric and responding to false claims with confidence.

For a fact check, we’ll hear from a panel of legal and reproductive health experts, including physicians and patient advocates. Come learn the truth about the RHA and abortions later in pregnancy — and arm yourself with information and next steps for protecting women’s health in New York State.

Doors open: 6:45
Panel begins: 7:00

Panelists:

  • Moderator: Danielle Castaldi-Micca, Director of Political and Government Affairs, National Institute for Reproductive Health

  • Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel, NYCLU

  • Erika Christensen and Garin Marschall, RHAVote

  • Elizabeth Estrada, NY Field and Advocacy Manager, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

  • Regina Mahone, Vice President and Managing Editor, Rewire.News

  • Dr. Meera Shah, Physicians for Reproductive Health

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WHARR February Political Action Party (PAP)
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

WHARR February Political Action Party (PAP)

WHARR’s first Political Action Party (PAP) of 2019! Working from databases of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)—aka fake clinics— in New York City, we will compile lists of CPCs by Assembly district and by Senate district, and then send letters to each of those representatives. Please bring a laptop. (We will also have an activity for those who do not wish to use a computer.)

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WHARR February General Meeting
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR February General Meeting

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

Save the date for our second annual Galentine’s Day meeting!

"Oh it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." — Leslie Knope

DISCLAIMER: We won’t have frittatas at our meeting, but we’ll have wine and snacks!

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WHARR Movie Night
Jan
27
6:45 PM18:45

WHARR Movie Night

We'll be watching On the Basis of Sex, the biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Since Nitehawk offers dining during the movie, it's always best to arrive 30-40 minutes in advance. We'll meet up at the theater around 6:00/6:10.

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WHARR January General Meeting
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

WHARR January General Meeting

Save the date for our first general meeting of 2019! We’re starting the new year off strong by meeting with elected officials at both the federal and state level. We’ll share updates from these conversations, plan for other upcoming lobby meetings, and discuss actions to highlight critical state legislation.

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WHARR January Social Hour
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

WHARR January Social Hour

Our monthly social hours will mainly be in Brooklyn, but this first one will be in Manhattan. NYC Indivisible groups are rallying outside Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand's offices as part of a national Indivisible Day of Action. If you’re available, a WHARR contingent will meet up there (780 Third Avenue) and rally from 5:00-6:00 pm, and then we’ll head to the Lea Wine Bar.  Feel free to join for the social hour even if you are unable to make the rally.

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WHARR Election Night Watch Party
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

WHARR Election Night Watch Party

Join WHARR and fellow Brooklynites to watch the election results come in. We've been working hard for weeks canvassing, phone banking, text banking, and all the rest. Now it's time to take a load off, drink some beer, and celebrate our hard work, and (*hopefully*) the blue wave! Threes is re-releasing their "People Power" beer. Show the bartender your I VOTED sticker and they'll give you Buy One Get One People Power drafts all night long.

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Canvassing for Max Rose
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Canvassing for Max Rose

Join WHARR’s umbrella group, Get Organized BK, to canvass for Democrat Max Rose, running in NY-11 against Dan Donovan.

(You can also sign up for a future canvassing day for Max on 11/6!)

First time canvasser? Don’t worry! GOBK will have experienced organizers on hand to train you and provide support.

Sign up now!

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