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Pomegranate's End of the Year Events- including one today! [Sep. 20th, 2006|08:52 am]
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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!

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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.





October

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


Doohickey Project
When: Sunday, October 8th, 4-7:30pm
Where: Early To Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan
Cost: Donation (no one turned away- proceeds help out the lovely doohickey ladies)

The rad ladies known as the Doohickey Project are touring the country talking about reproductive issues and reclaiming our bodies. On their Chicago stop of the tour, we get the fine privilege of hosting them! They will be discussing fertility awareness and sexual anatomy. Learn about and discuss the racism, sexism, and homophobia in the health industry. A Pomegranate local will give an additional presentation on the Jane abortion service, and for those interested, the event will be followed by a cervical self-exam workshop. All genders, bodies and sexualities invited!


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


Speak Out: I Had An Abortion screening and discussion
When: Thursday, October 19th, 7-9pm
Where: New World Resource Center, 1300 N Western Ave (screening- wheelchair accessible, bathroom NOT)
Cost: Donation (no one turned away)


November

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


Birthing Options Panel (MORE INFO)
When: Saturday, November 18th, 4pm
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.


(Hopefully) In the works before the end of the year:

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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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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Finally, a request that we would really like to help out with (please tell them you heard about it through us if you do buy a book). Hurry, the program already started, and they do not have enough for all the girls!

“Changing Bodies, Changing Lives”

Chicago Women’s Health Center is in need of 60 copies of this book for classes we will be teaching to girls in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center throughout the coming school year.

If you can help out by buying 1 or more copies, we (& the girls) would greatly appreciate it!

Please ask a Women and Children First (www.womenandchildrenfirst.com, 5233 N. Clark St.) staff person about this, so you can buy at a discount.

Educate to Liberate!!

Thanks so much in advance for your support.

For more information, please contact Laurie or Aisha at CWHC – 773.935.6126 ext. 230
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