OTI Newsletter – October 1, 2011

OTI Newsletter – October 1, 2011

This month, the conversation about activism isn’t just happening online. Take a look at these exciting events featuring On The Issues staff and friends!

Tuesday, October 18, 6pm
Socials for Change and On The Issues Magazine Present
Engaged Activism: A Conversation on Global Sex Trafficking

We will be joined by Civil Courage Prize Winners Triveni Acharya, President of Rescue Foundation in Mumbai, India and Lydia Cacho, Founder and Director of the nonprofit Women’s Assistance Center in Cancun, Mexico and author of Slaves of Power: A Journey to the Heart of World Sex Trafficking of Women.

Along with Crystal DeBoise, Co-Director of Sex Workers Project and Merle Hoffman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of On The ISsues Magazine and author of the upcoming book Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room published by Feminist Press.

Refreshments begin at 6:00pm The program begins at 6:30pm at the Laura Parsons Pratt Conference Center in the landmark FPWA Building, 281 Park Avenue South at 22nd Street, New York, New York. RSVP here.

Saturday, October 22, 2pm-4pm
Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. For Gender Justice with On The Issues Magazine and more present
Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes
Linda Stein, Art Editor of On The Issues, Moderates a panel with Jimmie Briggs, Michael Kimmel, and Shelby Knox

This intergenerational panel will highlight the two main characters from Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and the subsequent Swedish movies based on these books.

The panel will take place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. It’s free with museum admission on a 1st come 1st serve basis, with limited seating. RSVP to [email protected].

Don’t miss Words of Choice on Sunday, October 16, 3pm, a dynamic pro-theatre performance created by On The Issues Magazine Managing Editor Cindy Cooper, at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township, NJ (Morristown, NJ 07960). Click here for more information.

And if you haven’t already – check out Activism, the newest edition of On The Issues Magazine Online.

Thanks for reading! We hope to see you at these fantastic events.


Merle Hoffman's Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

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“Merle Hoffman has always known that in a democracy, we each have decision-making power over the fate of our own bodies. She is a national hero for us all.” —Gloria Steinem

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade and a country divided, Merle Hoffman, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare, offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion calling it “the front line and the bottom line of women’s freedom and liberty.” 

Merle Hoffman has been at the forefront of the reproductive freedom movement since the 1970s. Three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion through Roe v. Wade, she helped to establish one of the United States’ first abortion centers in Flushing, Queens, and later went on to found Choices, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive women’s medical facilities. For the last five decades, Hoffman has been a steadfast warrior and fierce advocate for every woman’s right to choose when and whether or not to be a mother.