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does pomegranate want to help a sister out? [Aug. 7th, 2007|10:57 pm]
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mathpaperdirect
Hi everyone,

My name is Alma and i just joined. I live in Chicago, and I want to hold a DIY-Pads How-To workshop in Chicago this fall at the Mess Hall. I have several pages of instructions and have tried making them before, but i've never exactly taught a group of people how to do it, especially because it will be hand sewn (unless i can get a whole bunch of machines!)

Any suggestions on how YOU would have wanted a workshop to be run if you attended one?

Also, if you live in Chicago and want to attend and even help me out in terms of instructions, you're more than welcome!

Thanks! Pomegranate is awesome!
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Last Event of the Year! [Nov. 10th, 2006|06:21 pm]
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your_own_war
After the Natural Birthing Panel, you probably won't hear from us much. We're going to go into semi-hibernation for the winter, we're going to file for non-profit status and plan out next year's calendar- and look for funding! We hope to see you at the natural birthing natural, and please, get in contact if you have suggestions, comment, or questions! We love you!

www.pomegranatecollective.org
info [at] pomegranatecollective [NOSPAMdot] org

www.myspace.com/prhc
http://community.livejournal.com/prhc/


We have Diva Cups for sale (both pre and post birth)! They are $35, please get in contact with us if you would like one.




November

Birthing Options Panel
When: Saturday, November 18th, 2:30
Where: Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: Donation (no one turned away)

Come learn about alternatives to a medical hospital birth from a panel of experienced birth assistants. Learn how and why to find a practitioner from Karen Laing. Learn about the roles of doulas from Ami Burns, and about midwives from Kathy Puls. Jennifer Gagnon will explain homebirth, and Gayle Riedmann will explain waterbirth. After this informative panel of speakers, we will open up the floor for some Q & A, and be sure to stick around and check out our tables, with Pomegranate's zines and merch, and some information from and about the speakers. This is sure to be an inspiring and educational event for all. Open to people of all genders and sexualities.



December

General Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 13th, from 6-8pm
Where: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie



January

General Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 10th, from 6-8pm
Where: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie
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Diva Cups! [Oct. 13th, 2006|09:45 pm]
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your_own_war
Pomegranate finally has Diva Cups! Please email us to figure out pick up/drop off times if you either reserved them, or would like one.

They are $35 each.

info [at] pomegranate collective [dot] org (all one word)
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Chicago Pro Choice Updates [Sep. 30th, 2006|09:23 am]
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your_own_war
Hello, fellow reproductive freedom fighters! Here's your updates.

-Pro Choice Action Committee EVENTS


Hyde Amendment Anniversary
Bike Ride, Film Screening and Panel Discussion


When: Saturday, September 30th
Where:
Bike Ride: Starts at 1pm, at Wicker Park (Damen and Schiller) | Ends at panel (prizes will be given for best political shirts, bikes, and other fun categories!)
Panel: Begins at 3pm, at Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan
How Much: Donation (no one turned away- all profits raised will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund!)
Roosevelt University is wheelchair accessible.

Ride with us on an informative, fun bike ride to promote reproductive justice! Prizes will be given in several categories, including most decorated bike, best reproductive freedom shirts, and more! A little speech will be given, as well as flyers to hand out as we ride to Roosevelt University, where we will be screening Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance and have speakers from several pro choice groups discussing historical and recent attacks on women's health justice and how we can help stop them.


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Chicago- Protest for Reproductive Justice! [Sep. 20th, 2006|11:16 pm]
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your_own_war
To get on a Chicago-based listserve on events, actions, and articles relating to abortion rights and reproductive justice, please email us at prochoice@pomegranatecollective.org. And check out our umbrella organization, Pomegranate Radical Health Collective at www.pomegranatecollective.org


Hello, fellow reproductive freedom fighters! Here's your updates.


-Pro Choice Action Committee EVENTS

Protest the "Contraception Is Not the Answer" Conference!

When: Friday, September 22nd, Lunch Break Protest, Time TBA
Where: Downtown Chicago

When: Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 River Road, Rosemont, Il

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Pomegranate's End of the Year Events- including one today! [Sep. 20th, 2006|08:52 am]
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your_own_war
Busy week coming up! We are working on getting Sign Language interpreters and Spanish translators to our events regularly- if you or someone you know would like to request one, or would like to help make our events more accessible, please get in touch with us! Please contact us if you need childcare for an event, we also like to provide for that need, however, we can not assure that there will definitely be someone there without advance notice (once we get more people to volunteer with us, we'll see to that!). Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

www.pomegranatecollective.org
info [at] pomegranatecollective [NOSPAMdot] org

www.myspace.com/prhc
http://community.livejournal.com/prhc/



September

Speak Out: I Had An Abortion screening and discussion
When: Wednesday, September 20th, 6-8pm
Where: Affinity Community Services, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Garden Level (not wheelchair accessible)
Cost: Donation (no one turned away)


Folk Show featuring Mojdeh, Carrie Lydon, and Nellie Eve, to benefit the New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative and Pomegranate.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, at 7pm
Where: Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark)
How Much: $7-10, no one turned away (wheelchair accessible, but tight corners)


New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative Supply Drop Off
When: Sunday, September 24th, from 2-5pm
Where: Wicker Park (the actual park), Damen and Schiller
To see what is needed, please see: http://www.pomegranatecollective.org/inciteneeds.php


Hyde Amendment Anniversary Bike Ride, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Saturday, September 30th
Where: Wicker Park, Damen and Schiller at 1pm
Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave at 3pm (wheelchair accessible)
Cost: Donation (no one turned away- proceeds go to the Chicago Abortion Fund)

Ride with us on an informative, fun bike ride to promote reproductive justice! Prizes will be given in several categories, including most decorated bike, best reproductive freedom shirts, and more! A little speech will be given, flyers to hand out as we ride unto Roosevelt University, where we will be screening Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance and have speakers from the Chicago Abortion Fund, NARAL/Pro Choice America, and more discussing historical and recent attacks on women's health justice and how we can help.


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Speak Out: I Had An Abortion film screening at Affinity [Sep. 4th, 2006|12:15 pm]
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your_own_war
Underneath the din of politicians posturing about "life" and "choice," beyond activists yelling about murder and rights, there are the stories of women who have had abortions...

Come to the screening of Speak Out: I Had An Abortion at Affinity Community Servces. Affinity is a wonderful southside organization in its eleventh year serving Chicago’s black lesbian and bisexual women’s community. All are welcome!

When: Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm
Where: Affinity Community Services, 5650 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Garden Level
How Much: Donations will be asked for, no set price

Sponsored by Pomegranate Radical Health Collective's Pro Choice Action Committee.


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Help a great clinic in New Orleans (without traveling!) [Aug. 31st, 2006|12:52 pm]
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your_own_war
New Orleans Donation Drop-Off Days:

Sunday, September 24th
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Wicker Park- at Damen and Schiller

Sunday, October 15th
12:00 - 3:00 pm
McKinley Park- at Western and Archer

These days are set up in public parks to give a location to drop any donations for the New Orleans Women's Health & Justice Initiative, a project of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence. This amazing group was given a clinic space in New Orleans, but are still working on gathering the funds and supplies needed to open it.


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Pomegranate Announcements [Aug. 27th, 2006|10:34 am]
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your_own_war
Hi, Pomegranate email subscribers! Herein lies lots of events we're planning before the end of the year, most are finalized, although we will be adding a few more as their dates come closer. We'll be taking a break during December and January, and we'll see you again in February with tons of new events planned! We're very excited about this break as it will mean a lot of time to dedicate to excellent workshop, projects, fundraisers, and other events next year. Hope to see you at the upcoming events, and meetings!

EVENTS

August

Speak Out: I Had An Abortion film screening and discussion, presented by the Pro Choice Action Committee.
When: TONGHT! August 27th, at 7pm
Where: Mess Hall (6932 N. Glenwood)
How Much: Absolutely Free!


September

General Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 13th, from 6-8pm
Where: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie

Folk Show featuring Mojdeh, Carrie Lydon, and Nellie Eve, to benefit the New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative and Pomegranate.
When: Saturday, September 23rd, at 7pm
Where: Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark)
How Much: $7-10, no one turned away

New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative Supply Drop Off
When: Sunday, September 24th, from 2-5pm
Where: Wicker Park, Damen and Schiller
To see what is needed, please see: http://www.pomegranatecollective.org/inciteneeds.php

Hyde Amendment Anniversary Bike Ride, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Saturday, September 30th
More details TBA


October

General Meeting
When: Wednesday, October 11th, from 6-8pm
Where: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie

Doohickey Project
When: Sunday, October 8th
More Details TBA

New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative Supply Drop Off
When: Sunday, October 15th, from 12-3pm
Where: McKinley Park, Western and Archer
To see what is needed, please see: http://www.pomegranatecollective.org/inciteneeds.php



November

General Meeting
When: Wednesday, November 8th, from 6-8pm
Where: Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie



In the works before the end of the year:

Two more screenings of Speak Out: I Had An Abortion
A screening of Holistic Healing For The Hip Hop Generation
The Alternative Health Group's zine about depression debut and screening of We Don't Live Under Normal Conditions
A rock show to benefit the New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative


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Also, a little tidbit thrown our way from Early To Bed (www.early2bed.com)


Recycle your vibrator batteries!

Hey folks in Chicago-- earlier this year the City of Chicago [finally] set up a battery-recycling program! While this doesn't make up for the fact that the blue bag program sucks dildos, it's nice to have a convenient option for keeping all those batteries-- which we know you're flying through-- from harming the environment.

You can drop off your used household batteries at any Chicago Public Library or Walgreens Drug Store! (http://www.chicagorecycling.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=86)

We just dropped of at least 12lbs of 'em yesterday... the woman at Walgreens looked at us like we were crazy :)


Keep on buzzin' Chicago!
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August/September Updates [Jul. 27th, 2006|09:18 pm]
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your_own_war
We here at Pomegranate Radical Health Collective have not been sending out as many emails, but we sure do have a newsletter chock full of events today! Also, our website has been recently cleaned up a little bit (still a small amount to finish), with articles added in addition to lots of new ones, and more messages and reviews on our message board. If you’re not our friend on myspace or livejournal, check out: www.myspace.com/prhc | www.livejournal.com/community/prhc

Please remember, all our events are all ages, alcohol/drug free, open to all sexualities and genders, pro feminist and pro queer, sliding scale/no one turned away due to lack of funds! We strive to make all our events wheel chair accessible and provide childcare when possible. If that is not noted in the event description or flyer you’re seen, feel free to email us info@pomegranatecollective.org, or leave a message at (312) 925-1820. All events are sponsored by Pomegranate Radical Health Collective and no other organization, group or entity unless noted.


AUGUST EVENTS:

 August 9th, 6-8pm
 Pomegranate Radical Health Collective General Meeting
Association House, 1119 N. Kedzie (right off the Division Bus)
Wheelchair accessible


 August 10th, 5pm
 Pro Choice Action Committee Meeting
Mercury Café, 1505 W. Chicago Ave (right off the Ashland or Chicago bus)
Wheelchair accessible? last time we were there the accessible bathroom was broken

 August 14th, 6-8pm
 Vivsection: Science Fact Or Fiction?
Wicker Park-Bucktown Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave (off the Milwaukee bus; Blue Line)
A presentation from Animal Rights Chicago, sponsored by Pomegranate
Wheelchair accessible

 August 20th, 2-5pm
 New Orleans Clinic Drop Off Site
Foster Beach, Foster and Lake Shore Drive
Please our website (www.pomegranatecollective.org/inciteneeds.php) for what is needed

 August 14th, 6-8pm,
 Radical Menstruation and Reusable Pad Making Workshop
Wicker Park-Bucktown Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave (off the Milwaukee bus; Blue Line)
Back by popular demand! A presentation on the mainstream “feminine hygiene” industry and its alternatives
Wheelchair accessible

 August 27th, 7:30pm,
 Screening of Speak Out: I Had An Abortion
Mess Hall, 6932 N Glenwood (right off the Morse Red Line)
Wheelchair accessible


SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

 September 13th, 6-8pm
 Pomegranate Radical Health Collective General Meeting
Association House, 1116 N. Kedzie, right off the Division Bus
Wheelchair accessible

 September 23rd, 7:30-10pm, $7-10, no one turned away
 Folk Show with artists TBA
Benefit the New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative and Pomegranate
Women and Children First Bookstore, 52333 N. Clark
Wheelchair accessible

 September 24th, 2-5pm
 New Orleans Clinic Drop Off Site
Wicker Park, corner of Damen and Schiller (right off the Blue Line; Milwaukee, Damen buses)
Please our website (www.pomegranatecollective.org/inciteneeds.php) for what is needed

 September 30th, TBA
 Hyde Amendment Bike Ride and Panel


End Of The Year/ Still Being Planned Events:

 The Doohickey Project: A Traveling Women’s Health Tour (October)
 Last New Orleans Clinic Drop Off (October)
 Pomegranate 101 Forum: Who Are We, What Can We Do For You? (November)
 Your Pregnancy Options: What Birth Is Best For You? (November)
 Breaking Thru The Concrete: Survival In The City Art Reception- to benefit Pomegranate and the New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative (December)
 Abortion Speak Out: Real Women Give Their Real Experiences (December)


To Benefit the New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative
 A Brunch and Day At The Beach
 Noise/Experimental Show
 Alt. Rock/Indie Show
 Punk Rock Show
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