events and excursions

Help Send Single Mothers to the Allied Media Conference

by Cara May 27, 2009

The Allied Media Conference, which is about “[sharing] tools and tactics for transforming our communities through media-based organizing,” is being held this July.  I’ve never been, but I know that it’s a really important event to a whole lot of womanists, feminists and radical women of color. And I’ve just learned through BFP’s blog that [...]

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Equality and Justice for Whom?

by Cara May 7, 2009

Last Tuesday, I attended Equality & Justice Day in Albany.  It is the LGBT lobby day for New York, run by the Empire State Pride Agenda.  I generally had a good time, and was glad that I attended to show my support. But I also noticed something throughout the day that, while I may not [...]

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Pro-Choice Event in NYC

by Cara April 30, 2009

I got an email about an event in NYC, apparently a part of a series being run by NARAL Pro-Choice New York, called “Choices.”  Check out the info below: Choices: Parenting Thursday, May 7th 6:15-8:15 pm Sistas on the Rise 835 Dawson Street Bronx, NY 10459 NARAL Pro-Choice New York presents “Choices”, a six-part series [...]

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WAM! Panel Summary

by Cara April 7, 2009

So, last Sunday I moderated and presented on a panel at WAM! 2009, with (as pictured left to right) Ashwini Hardikar and Ashley Burczak of SAFER, myself, and Marcella Chester of Abyss2Hope.  It was called Pulling the Plug on Rape Culture One Word at a Time: Using Accuracy to Undermine Dangerous Attitudes and Injustice.  This [...]

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Sarah Haskins Blow Out

by Cara April 2, 2009

In case you’ve missed them, below are two new Target Women videos for your viewing pleasure. First up, Lifetime! (Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) You know, I’m sure that the dogs reenacting scenes from famous movies is actually supposed to be a joke on the part of Lifetime (Right? Someone please [...]

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Pulling the Plug on Rape Culture One Word at a Time — Cara’s WAM Presentation

by Cara March 31, 2009

On Sunday, as many of you know — and a few of you were actually there! — I moderated and participated in a session at WAM called Pulling the Plug on Rape Culture One Word at a Time with three absolutely amazing and fabulous co-presenters, Marcella Chester of Abyss2Hope, Ashley Burczak of the SAFER blog, [...]

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South Dakota Live Action Camp

by Cara October 2, 2008

As I noted, I spent the weekend in Sioux Falls South Dakota, working with South Dakota Healthy Families to fight Initiated Measure 11, which would ban virtually all abortions in the state. You probably remember that in 2006, anti-choicers got the legislature to pass a bill that would have banned abortion, even in cases of [...]

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Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace

by Cara September 26, 2008

Last week, my husband and I drove down to Lewisburg to see Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace exhibit.  I have to say that we were hoping the exhibit would be a bit bigger, but it was still great.  My photos from the trip are below. Captions are below their respective photos.  To see a larger image [...]

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Fighting The South Dakota Abortion Ban

by Cara September 25, 2008

I will be leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Through Planned Parenthood, I received a scholarship to head out there for a Live Action Camp, where we’ll be fighting Measure 11, the ballot initiative aiming to outlaw abortion in the state. Sadly, I do not have a laptop. And in [...]

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I Met Hillary Clinton

by Cara July 23, 2008

And no, I do not lie in the titles of my posts: Look, that’s me (secondish row back, second from left, white shirt, brown hair)!!! With Hillary Clinton!!! When we went to lobby day at the Hill, I was more or less expecting the same thing I’ve seen when lobbying in Albany.  State legislators don’t [...]

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