Updates from Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)

Upcoming Events

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 Motherhttps://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

Oakland
Backline - new Pregnancy Resource Center
July 9 (Wed), 12-1:00pm
REFRESHMENTS
Register: http://bit.ly/2014OaklandLunch

Chicago: 
ACLU of Illinois
July 14 (Mon), 12-1:00pm
LUNCH PROVIDED  
Register: http://bit.ly/2014ChicagoLunch

 

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 Ruthhttps://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:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rj-reels-philomena-june-19-tickets-11946707925?aff=efbevent

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
June 19 (Thurs) - SF Bay Area training in Oakland
June 26 (Thurs) - New York City training with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
TBA in June - Atlanta training with Feminist Women's Health Center and others

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

Minors face special concerns when it comes to accessing health services. Join us to learn more about parental involvement laws, judicial bypass, and confidentiality of information-sharing with medical providers.

 

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.

RSVP HERE

Registration for the webinars is free. To apply for CLE credit, you must email Washington College of Law at secle@wcl.american.edu 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.

Related Events

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.

 

Internship Opportunities

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.

FMF National Clinic Access Project Legal Interns will work directly with FMF staff and pro bono counsel gathering evidence, assessing civil and criminal claims against extremists, researching federal, state and local law, drafting memorandums, monitoring web and social media sites, and helping coordinate litigation. Interns are especially needed in New Orleans, Louisiana this summer to provide on the ground legal support for independent women's health care providers in the community during a national anti-abortion protest taking place there in July. Students will focus on federal and state questions and statutes including the Freedom of Clinic Entrances Act, Violence Against Women Act, stalking and cyber-stalking, privacy torts, and more. Interns are also needed in the Los Angeles and Washington DC area offices, and possibly Jackson, Mississippi. Students interested in constitutional law, women's rights, reproductive justice, and truly cutting edge work should apply. There will likely be interaction with the Justice Department (Main) as well as state and local law enforcement. The internship is unpaid, but is available for course credit and may be full-time or part-time.

Interested law students and other graduate students are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and brief writing sample to the attention of duVergne Gaines, Director, National Clinic Access Project, Feminist Majority Foundation by email. Deadline to apply is June 8, 2014.