Updates from Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT), NYU School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street, Furman Hall, Room FH212, New York, NY 10012
Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law are proud to bring you the final film in our RJ Reels summer series.
All About My Mother is Pedro Almodóvar's iconic film about love, loss, sexuality, gender, religion, and the meaning of family in our complicated lives. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Admission is free, but please obtain a ticket so the security desk will have your name. Tweet along with folks at home and across the country on #RJReels! Order tickets for All About My Mother: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rj-reels-all-about-my-mother-july-24-tickets-12104323357 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502621289954100/
Have questions about RJ Reels: All About My Mother (July 24)?Contact Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women & the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law
LSRJ Nationals Summer Networking Lunches
Washington, D.C. lunches are already underway.
Register here: http://bit.ly/14LunchesDC
Backline - new Pregnancy Resource Center
July 9 (Wed), 12-1:00pm
ACLU of Illinois
July 14 (Mon), 12-1:00pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT), NYU School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street, Furman Hall, Room FH212, New York, NY 10012
Join Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law for the third installment of our RJ Reels summer film series!
We will be showing Citizen Ruth, a dark comedy about a woman caught in the political crossfire between warring camps in the struggle for reproductive rights. Inspired by a real case, the film's biting humor leaves neither side unscathed.
Admission is free, but please obtain a ticket so the security desk will have your name. Tweet along with folks at home and across the country on #RJReels! Order tickets to Citizen Ruth: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rj-reels-citizen-ruth-july-10-tickets-12103709521 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406434709494707/
Have questions about RJ Reels: Citizen Ruth (July 10)?Contact Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women & the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law
Thursday, June 19th, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, NYU School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY, Furman Hall, Room 212
Join Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice for another night of fun, film, and reproductive justice with the second film in our RJ Reels summer fim series!
We will be showing “Philomena,” an acclaimed 2013 film starring Dame Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, a woman who gave birth to a child in a Magdalene Asylum in 1951. It tells the true story of the search for her son 50 years after they were separated.
Admission is free, but please obtain a ticket so the security desk will have your name.
Tweet along with folks at home and across the country on #RJReels!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/307321269432248/
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
June 5th at 7:30 PM in FH 328 at NYU Law. RJ Reels, a reproductive justice-themed film series.
Hope you all are having lovely summers!
For those of you in New York this summer, Backline, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU Law will be hosting RJ Reels, a reproductive justice-themed film series. The first screening, of that indelible classic, Dirty Dancing, is on June 5 at 7:30 in FH 328. You'll find more information about the event here.
Emily Scherker, Communications Chair
NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Thank you for all your support, and please feel free to reach out to us at any time with any questions or ideas about LSRJ.
UPDATES FROM LSRJ / NYU CHAPTER / June 1, 2014
Dear NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice,
Hope you have been enjoying your summer! Below are a few upcoming events in NYC and beyond, as well as a reproductive justice internship opportunity.
Upcoming LSRJ Events
LSRJ National Summer Internship Trainings in Reproductive Rights Law & Justice
LSRJ in partnering with allied organizations this summer to bring Summer Intern Trainings on Reproductive Rights Law & Justice in four cities! The trainings will be half day (1pm - 5pm), followed by happy hours.
June 13 (Fri) - Washington D.C. training with the National Women's Law Center
LSRJ National Summer Networking Lunch Series
LSRJ is coordinating brown bag lunches throughout the summer with allied organizations in the Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. Stay tuned for registration links. If you're interested in receiving more information about lunches in a particular city, please email Mariko@LSRJ.org.
Reproductive Justice Lawyering: A CLE Webinar Series
Tuesday, June 10th at 11amPT/2pmET (1 CLE Credit)
Policy Barriers to Access for Immigrant Women
Candace Gibson, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Christine Poquiz, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
This webinar will discuss the legal barriers and health disparities that immigrant women face in accessing reproductive health care, including the legal implications of the Prenatal Discrimination Act (PRENDA) and religious refusals, otherwise known as conscience clauses.
Tuesday, June 24th at 11amPT/2pmET (1 CLE Credit)
Confidentiality for Youth: Implications on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Agata Pelka, National Abortion Federation
Kashif Syed, Advocates for Youth
Tuesday, July 8th at 11amPT/2pmET (1 CLE Credit)
Sexuality Education for Medicaid and CHIP Eligible Adolescents
Jamille Fields, National Health Law Program
Jane Perkins, National Health Law Program
Join us to discuss the long-standing Medicaid and CHIP requirements and the newly created Affordable Care Act requirements to provide comprehensive sexuality education during medical screenings.
Registration for the webinars is free. To apply for CLE credit, you must email Washington College of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to registering for the webinar. The fee is $55 and 1 CLE credit will be applied for. Washington College of the Law is an accredited provider for Virginia and Pennsylvania, with reciprocity for various states, including New York, New Jersey, Colorado, and California. All other states will be applied to upon request.
RJ Reels: Screening of Dirty Dancing
June 5, 7:30pm in FH 328
Tickets and additional information here
emPOWER – A Celebration of the Sex Worker’s Project
June 5, 7:00pm-10:00pm at Goldbar
Tickets and additional information available here.
Pro-Choice Play MOM BABY GOD
June 3-7, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC
Tickets and additional information available here.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), an internationally recognized 501(c)(3), is a feminist research and action organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF's National Clinic Access Project (NCAP) works to keep women's health clinics open in the face of anti-abortion extremist violence and intimidation, and to improve law enforcement response these tactics. NCAP provides pro bono legal assistance to besieged clinics in need as well as security, community organizing, and media assistance. The Project also tracks and monitors anti-abortion extremists.