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August 26
In This Issue
Women's Equality Day, Madison
5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Samba Brazilian Grill, 240 W. Gilman St.
Celebrate The 90th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage. Exactly 90 years after the 19th Amendment granted women the right to voteon August 26, 1920, the Madison Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Wisconsin NOW, and the Wisconsin Women's Network (WWN) will be gathering here in the capital ofthe very first state to ratify it - Wisconsin. Featuring Dane County Quick Links
Executive Kathleen Falk, State Rep. Terese Berceau, Emily Reynolds, President of Wisconsin NOW, and Eve Galanter, Chair of the WWN Board of Directors will serve as emcee. Admission is free. For more info: WWN and Wisconsin NOW.
August 26
Party in the Park, Milwaukee
4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Washington Park. Sponsored by Planned
Parenthood. Celebrate Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin's 75th
anniversary with free music, food vendors, resource tables, voter
pledges, and general summer merriment! For more info: PPAWI.
August 27
4th Friday @ 4, Madison
4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Argus, 123 E. Main St. Sponsored by Planned
Parenthood. Join us to socialize with fellow Planned Parenthood
supporters, enjoy happy hour drink specials, and get all the info
you'll need to be an informed voter! Cost: free. For more info: August 31
Promoting STEM Careers for Girls, Madison
8:30 AM-3:30 PM, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the Great Lakes Girls Collaborative, offers the chance for schools and organizations committed to informing andmotivating girls to pursue classes and careers in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). You are invited toshare best practices, experience new career opportunities, develop https://ui.constantcontact.com/visualeditor/visual_editor_preview.jsp?age.
new collaborations, and explore new educational resources. The
successful career transition of students and the economic future of
Wisconsin are tied to increased participation of all students in
careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies. Special keynote
speaker, Bill Nye "The Science Guy." To register: National Girls
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Collaborative Project. For more info: Wisconsin Women's
News and Views
Women's Equality Day
Wisconsin has a long, complicated past with the suffrage
In 1919, Wisconsin earned bragging rights by becoming the first
state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Facebook!
legislation that would guarantee women the right to vote. But thetiming was close. The same day, Illinois legislators also approved the amendment - before Wisconsin legislators did. But a misprint in the preamble to the Illinois resolution required a do-over, soWisconsin prevailed.
Opinion: Celebrating the 19th Amendment: The Struggles of our
Grandmothers, the Rights of Our Daughters
This month marks the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment,
WWN earns every time
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relatively short period of time - especially when you ponder thingssuch as the age of the earth, human evolution or the wondrousredwood trees in the Western United States.
Women's Health and Reproductive Rights
Immigrants Lured to Cheap, Do-it-Yourself Abortions
Safe and effective, the drug is used globally to prevent women
from post-partum hemorrhaging and is widely prescribed in
combination with RU-486 in the United States to induce
miscarriage. But for some low-income women, misoprostol has
become a do-it-yourself abortion tool.
Madison Diocese offers birth control insurance, but warns
employees not to use it
A state law is forcing the Madison Catholic Diocese this month to
begin offering its employees insurance coverage for birth control.
However, a diocesan spokesman said employees will be warned
against using the benefit and that open defiance of Catholic
teaching on the issue could ultimately lead to termination.
Crusader with a checkbook: Anne Nicol Gaylor helps women
fund abortions
Gaylor is well-known for leading the Freedom From Religion
Foundation in Madison for decades. Less known is her work with
the Women's Medical Fund, which she co-founded in 1976, the same
year she helped start the foundation. The fund's sole purpose is to
pay for abortions. Last year, it paid out $162,202, about 75 percentof which came from individual donors, the rest from foundations.
Economic Equity
New Study Shows That Childless Women Succeed More Than
Mothers in the Workplace
A new study from the University of Chicago claims that childless
women become more successful in the workplace than women with
children. Men and women have nearly identical incomes and
working hours once graduating from college, but 15 years later the
men's incomes soar to 75 percent more than incomes earned by
women, according to the study. The only exception to the rule is
the small group of women who have never had children and whose
pay equals that of their male peers.
Federal Job Funding Opens Doors for Single Mothers
The federal funding program for job creation has given states
various ways to help workers hurt by the recession. Florida created
jobs for low-income parents, many of them young single mothers.
Mississippi gave preference to employers with small payrolls.
International Women
The female victims of Pakistan's flood
85 percent of persons displaced by the flood are women and
children. As the floodwaters rise, they are at acute risk from
starvation, exposure, sexual assault and water-borne diseases.
However, providing them with assistance is more difficult than
these basic facts suggest. In traditional Pakistani society, it is
taboo for women to receive aid or medical care from male relief
workers, preventing many of them from seeking such aid in the
first place.
Job Opportunities
Planned Parenthood seeks Community Educator and
Government Grant Administrator
The Community Educator will educate community members -
including teens, parents, caregivers, educators, youth workers and
others - via culturally-sensitive and research-based comprehensive
sexuality education. The educator will contribute to furthering the
organization's mission of creating sexually-healthier communities
with a focus on reducing the rates of teen and unintended
pregnancies as well as sexually transmitted infections (STIs),
including HIV. The Community Educator will also be responsible for
managing a group of volunteer health promoters and conducting
sexual and reproductive health outreach to diverse, historically
underserved, and/or marginalized communities. For a more
detailed description of the position, visit Planned Parenthood
The Government Grant Administrator oversees and administersTitle X, Title V and government grant programs ensuring agencycompliance. For a complete description of the position, visitPlanned Parenthood Wisconsin To apply for either position: please send your cover letter, resume,salary requirements and the position you are applying in aMicrosoft Word format to the Human Resources department byemail or US mail.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.
c/o Human Resources302 North Jackson StreetP.O. Box 514006Milwaukee, WI 53202EMAIL: careers@ppwi.org(No phone calls please.) American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin seeks Development
The ACLU/WIF is seeking a Development Director, a senior
management position reporting to the Executive Director, to
manage programs which raise funds for the ACLU and strengthen
the links between the ACLU and its supporters. The Development
Director will be part of a team of senior professionals. Working
closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director is
responsible for planning, supervising and executing the affiliate's
annual giving and major gifts programs and other fundraising
strategies. The Development Director, working with other staff
and volunteers, will implement a multi-faceted development plan.
To apply, please submit a resume, short business writing sample,
and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the
Development Director position to the address below. Please
indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.
Please, no phone calls. Applications accepted until position is
filled, which will not be before July 20, 2010.
ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation
Attn: Development Director
207 East Buffalo Street, Suite 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5774
Volunteer Opportunities
Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice seeks
Board/Committee members!
Pro-Choice? Frustrated? Looking for a way to Make a Difference?
The Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is the
place for you! Wisconsin RCRC is looking for dedicated, committed,
pro-choice people of faith to join our board of directors and/or
join one of our working groups. If you are passionate for social
justice and women's rights; if you are frustrated at the current
state of reproductive justice in Wisconsin; if your faith compelsyou to get involved in a meaningful way to effect change; pleasecontact Rabbi Bonnie Margulis at bmargulis@tds.net or CathyThompson at wi_rcrc@yahoo.com and find out how you canbecome a board member and/or join one of our working groups,and become a faithful activist for reproductive justice forWisconsin! Independent Living, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help keep
seniors and people with disabilities independent and in the home
of their choice. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Opportunities include:
Chore Corps: Help an older or disabled adult with running errands,
grocery shopping, meal preparation or light housekeeping. Flexible
schedule 1-2 hours per week.
Evening Meals on Wheels: Deliver hot, nutritious meals to the
home of frail or homebound older adults or people with
disabilities. Routes start between 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday and generally take about an hour to complete. Delivering
meals make a great group or family activity.
Friendly Visiting: Help prevent social isolation by offering weekly
companionship to an older adult in their home or on an outing.
Flexible schedule 1-2 hours per week.
Kitchen Volunteers: Assist our professional chef in preparing and
packaging meals for our Evening Meals on Wheels clients.
Reception Volunteer: Assist with answering the telephone,
greeting visitors and general office projects. 3-4 hours per week.
Shifts are available at the Independent Living Headquarters, 815
Forward Drive, or The Gardens, 602 N. Segoe Road, both in
Telephone Reassurance: Make daily calls to provide a safety
check, medication reminder or companionship for an older adult in
our community. For more information, contact Volunteer Services
Program Manager at 608-274-7900
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