Join The Chicago NOW Board!!

Interested in joining Chicago NOW’s all volunteer board? The chapter is currently looking for women and men interested in becoming involved with Chicago NOW.

We are particularly looking for individuals interested in economic equity, lesbian rights, reproductive justice, grants and development and membership–but don’t worry, if you have other interests within woman’s rights, please don’t hesitate to apply!

To apply please send your resume, coverletter and two professional references to chicagonow.org@gmail.com.

We will begin conducting interviews in November.

For more information

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.

Tonight! – Chicago NOW Open House

Chicago NOW Open House

@ EP Theater

A Celebration of Feminist Art

Please Join Us for the Chicago NOW Open House!  Meet the board members and discuss how you can get involved!

We will be talking about the Abbate Case along with our key issues:  Ending Violence Against Women, Reproductive Justice, Economic Equity, LGBTQ Rights and Women’s Health

Featured Artists:
Deva Suckerman – Monica J Brown – Angela Komperda – Soni Sinha

Friday Featured Musicians:
Deanna Devore – Michelle Morales – The Lost Cartographers

Saturday Featured Musicians:
Jess Yoakum– Martha Berner – Heather Perry – Rachele Eve

And Many More!

1820 S. Halsted
Enter in Back

July 10th – 7 to 10pm
July 11th – 4 to 7pm

Free!

Stay Late Friday for the Days Off CD Release Show!
Email cnow.choice@gmail.com w/ questions