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NLIRH seeks Executive Director

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for broadening the organization’s visibility and influence, increasing and diversifying its revenues, expanding its constituent base and policy advocacy work, and deepening its role as a principled coalition builder among social justice activists across gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and class differences. The position is based in NLIRH’s New York City office.

DEADLINE: December, 31st 2010
COMPENSATION: Commesurate with experience
HOW TO APPLY: Send email inquiries, candidate nominations and applications in confidence to both parties listed below and please insert “NLIRH Executive Search” in the email subject line:
Elsa A. Ríos, President, and
Carmen V. Rivera, Senior Associate,

Applications should be submitted electronically and include a résumé, three references and a cover letter.

Nov 20th, 2010 / Sistas On The Rise Mic-a-Thon

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 11am-12pm
Location: 835 Dawson St (store front) Bronx, NY 10459
2/5 train to prospect ave or 6 train to longwood

On November 20th, Sistas on the Rise, a long standing nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for parenting teens in the highest district of teen pregnancy in New York, will be joining forces with 50 performing artists throughout New York for the biggest Mic-a-thon to hit the Northeast- THE *SHOW YOUR LOVE MIC-A-THON*.

SISTAS ON THE RISE houses the legendary SOUL*SWEET SANCTUARY, an Open Mic where we all embrace our creative selves and honor our ancestors. Normally an afterhours affair, Soul Sweet Santurary will be hosting a 12 HOURS of performances- 11AM TO 12AM, filled with food, fiyah, and revolution. All day access tickets are $20, and include food. Group Rates/Sponsorship/Program Journal Packages Starting At $60. For more information, contact Leslie Grant at or call 718.991.6003

Purchase a ticket from an artist in support of YOUNG MOTHERS, MUSIC, AND HIP HOP!

Where’s Feminism? That’s Up To You!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

feminsim was here, the list

We’ve been sending your stickers as quick as you’ve been asking for them, and now we want to know, where are you going to put them to show your support for young feminists? What are some places in your community that feminism should be? We came up with the following quick list of some spots that could use some feminist action:

1. classrooms
2. police precincts
3. clinics
4. campaign offices/posters
5. billboards
6. construction sites
7. museums/art
8. public statues
9. mega chain stores
10. banks

What places would you add to the list? Share with us by requesting some of our “Feminism was Here” stickers and sending us a picture of where you put feminism in your community!

Nov 13-14, 2010 / State RootsCamps

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Saturday, November 13th – Sunday, November 14th, 2010

This year marks the 5th annual RootsCamp “unconference” where organizers set the agenda, share lessons learned and drive the conversation about best practices in organizing. RootsCamps aren’t top-down, panel-led conferences. They are “unconferences” led by the people who attend — like you — who want to talk about organizing and running campaigns in a whole new way. It’s a place to share the stories, successes and lessons of our organizing from a truly local perspective. You’ll hear directly from the field staff, data managers, and new media gurus, as well as the campaign managers and consultants, so that we can all replicate our successes and avoid repeating the failures in our next campaigns.

Click here to see where the RootsCamp is being held in your state!

Feminism Was Here: New York in the 80’s

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

feminism was here, old time nyc

Submitted to our “Feminism Was Here” action campaign,

“I put this sticker on a picture that my father took of an empty New York City street in the 1980s. Feminism walks the streets of this city, every day.”

Feminism Was Here: Women’s Philanthropy

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

feminism was here, women's foundation of minnesota

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has been a major player in women’s philanthropy for over 25 years. Their core values of Justice, Social Change, Inclusion, Feminism and Hope, guide their investment in the advancement of equality for all women and girls in the areas of economic justice, safety and security, health and reproductive rights, human rights, and political power, centered in the state of Minnesota.  Check them out!

Feminism Was Here: NYPL

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Public libraries are accessible to all and hold our herstories.

(Show us: where’s your feminism at? We’ll hook you up with stickers, and share your photos of where they end up here on our blog.)