Join Chicago NOW For Ham-BINGO!!

Join Chicago NOW at Hamburger Mary’s for their famous Ham-BINGO Monday night event.

Ham-BINGO is a weekly charity event held in the dining room at Hamburger Mary’s from 8PM to approximately 10PM every Monday night.  Donations of $5-10 are collected for each Bingo card from customers and guests. Each card can be reused and is good for all Bingo games played that night. Plus, 90% of the donations collected from the sale of the Bingo cards go directly to Chicago NOW!!

Drink Specials: $5 Sauza Margarita pints, $5 Frozen Sauza Margarita mugs, $2 Jello Shots.

Bingo prizes include:  Next Theater Tickets (for 2), Ms. Magazine subscriptions, Core Power Yoga Unlimited 1 month Pass, Chicago a cappella tickets (for 2), Music of the Baroque tickets (for 2), Language Class Gift Certificate to Digame, Zanies (for 6), Early to Bed Gift Bag, Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour (for 4), Chicago Film Tours (for 2)

During the evening, Chicago NOW also will be having a raffle tickets will be $5 for 2, $10 for 5 and $15 for 10.

Hamburger Mary’s is located at 5400 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640.

Hope to see you there!!!!

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

Sister Singers Network 10th National Women’s Choral Festival

The Sister Singers Network will be hosting their 10th National Choral Festival in Chicago at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore campus beginning Thursday, July 1 and continuing through Sunday, July 4.  The Sister Singers Network is, “a cooperative web of feminist choruses and ensembles, composers, arrangers, and individual singers working together to support and enrich the women’s choral movement.” (http://www.sistersingers.net)

Participating in the event is Chicago’s own Artemis Singers, which is a lesbian feminist chorus “comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women.” The goal of this choir is to foster positive change in the cultural attitudes towards women, as well as women artists, and increase the visibility of lesbian feminists. (http://www.artemissingers.org/)

Visit http://www.sistersingers.net/ for more information on where and when you can catch performances by the Artemis Singers and a number of other feminist choirs from all over the country.

Chicago NOW supports and encourages you to attend the Dyke March 2009 in Pilsen

Chicago NOW supports and encourages you to attend the Dyke March 2009 in Pilsen


When/Where:
Saturday, June 27th, 2009.
Rally will begin at 1:00 PM on 18th and Halsted.
Everyone is invited!
Chicago Dyke March is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, class, age, size, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability.

For more information, or to volunteer, e-mail Chicago Dyke Marchor visit THE MYSPACE PAGE.
Last June over 1,000 people marched through the streets of Pilsen celebrating dyke, queer, and transgender resilience, the largest Dyke March in Chicago history. “We loved it last year, and we hope this year it will be just as beautiful. We want people to get involved with all aspects of our organizing, not just the march itself,” concluded Leora Abelson, who attended in ‘08 and began organizing this year.* A note on terminology: Please note that the word “dyke” has a history of being a pejorative term, and may be perceived as offensive by some. At Dyke March however, we also are aware of the power of reclaiming terms that have been used against us. Dyke March choses to use the word “dyke” as a politicized, empowering and reclaimed word, and as an umbrella term for women who have relationships with other women, exclusively or not.Spread the word to all of your fellow members!