Chicago NOW Health Team Meeting

Event: Chicago NOW Health Team Meeting
What: Club/Group Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 30, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: T’s Bar and Restaurant

RSVP: chicagonow.org@gmail.com

Come Make a Difference!
This will be a fun, casual meeting where you can meet like-minded feminists and learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities in Women’s Health. We are interested in hearing your ideas as well!

About us:
The Chicago NOW Health Team aims to have an impact on health issues that affect women disproportionately in order to improve the health of all women in Chicago.

Tonight! – Join Chicago NOW for a Documentary and Panel Discussion!

We will watch and Discuss America the Beautiful, a film by Darryl Roberts that examines America’s obsession with beauty and physical perfection. After the film Chicago NOW board members will participate in a panel discussion with Darryl Roberts, an Art Director from Playboy, and a District manager for Mary Kay.

Open Bar

$15 in Advance – $20 at the Door

Wednesday October 7th @ 7pm

AMC River East 2132 E. Illinois Street

For more information call 312-952-5110
Buy tickets here: http://www.mymartinimovie.com/home.php

Today We Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Today we celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. Let’s all take a moment today to thank the women who came before us and made this day possible. This generation has been handed an amazing opportunity to live and work freely in this country.

But as we celebrate our foremothers, we must also carry on their work. In this country and around the world, gender discrimination is alive and well.

  • Women are paid 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
  • The U.S. has no guaranteed medical leave for childbirth
  • Women only make up 16% of our representatives in Congress
  • Abortion and contraceptives are constantly challenged by right wing state governments and religious extremists. Some states require women to view sonograms before an abortion. In Illinois a young woman’s parents must be notified before the procedure.
  • Each and every day of our lives we are confronted by magazines, TV ads and movies that challenge our self esteem and our feelings of self worth so that we will buy their product.

This is only a fraction of the things we must continue to fight. So, today, let us be thankful, but let us also be vigilant of the rights we must protect and let us be active in the fight to obtain the rights that we deserve.