Racial Justice Book Club
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Racial Justice Book Club

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Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for our Racial Justice Book Club! We will be reading Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School by Monique Morris. This event is at a private residence. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail president.mcnow@gmail.com. There is one copy of this book at the Monroe County Public Library (Indiana). Please bring a snack to share!

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MC NOW LQBTQ+ Rights Book Club
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

MC NOW LQBTQ+ Rights Book Club

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for our next LGBTQ+ Rights Book Club on Sunday, March 17, from 4 to 6pm! We will be reading Would You Rather? by Katie Heaney. This event is at a private residence. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail lgbtq.mcnow@gmail.com.

There will be non-alcoholic drinks and some vegetarian snacks provided. Please bring a vegetarian snack to share!

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Film Screening and Panel: Year of the Woman
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening and Panel: Year of the Woman

A post-screening discussion will follow the film.

Not rated | 1973 | 2K DCP
Documentary
Directed by Sandra Hochman
Free, but ticketed

Poet, activist, and journalist Sandra Hochman and an all-female crew documented and participated in the radical interventions of the Women’s Movement at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. These activists and filmmakers challenged media anchors, including Walter Cronkite, on the limited coverage of African-American Democratic Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm. This rarely screened, recently restored film is a celebration of female filmmaking and feminist political action and includes appearances by Gloria Steinem, Liz Renay, Betty Friedan, Flo Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.

This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This program is sponsored by IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, Lilly Library, Monroe County National Organization for Women (NOW), and IU Cinema.

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Film Screening: Happier Birth Days
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Film Screening: Happier Birth Days

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Join the Reproductive and Racial Task Forces of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington and Advocates for Moms for a film screening of Happier Birth Days on Sunday, February 17, from 5 to 8pm! The film screening will be held at the UU Church Fellowship Hall and Meeting Room. Pizza and child care are provided free of charge.

An interactive group discussion, featuring Indiana experts, will follow the film. The goal of the discussion is to build awareness of issues surrounding maternal mortality in Indiana, particularly for black mothers. Participants will also brainstorm actionable strategies so we can listen to, support, and advocate for mothers.

If you need to utilize the free childcare, please fill out this form by Thursday, February 7. RSVP on the Facebook event page. The UU Church is located at 2120 N. Fee Lane in Bloomington.

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February Chapter Meeting
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

February Chapter Meeting

Join Monroe County NOW for our February chapter meeting!

At 3pm, Julie Vaughn, Common Cause Indiana Policy Director, will join us for a discussion on gerrymandering and redistricting reform. Redistricting reform is critical for a reflective democracy and to ensure everyone’s vote counts. We will discuss actions each of us can take to have an impact.

Stay after Julia speaks to learn what Monroe County NOW committees are up to and how you can get involved.

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MCNOW Dine and Donate
Feb
13
11:00 AM11:00

MCNOW Dine and Donate

Join Monroe County NOW for our next Dine and Donate at Mother Bear's Pizza on Wednesday, February 13! For each large pizza you order, MC NOW will receive $5! You must print the coupon (found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z9C-X9SZgUp3F3OOasy3H5vadBK_8JxB/view?usp=sharing). Electronic coupons cannot be accepted. This Dine and Donate is valid all day at both Mother Bear’s locations (Campus and West).

Join our Fundraising Committee for a Galentine's Day social event from 6:30-8:30pm at the Mother Bear’s Campus location. Pizza is on us! We'll gather for fun and to talk about fundraising efforts for our chapter!

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Monroe County NOW Meet & Greet/Contact Your Reps!
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Monroe County NOW Meet & Greet/Contact Your Reps!

Come meet fellow progressives at Switchyard Brewing Company! This event is an opportunity for new members to find out more information about Monroe County National Organization for Women (NOW), meet our board members and committee chairs, and hang out with us while eating delicious Valentine's Day-themed desserts!

We will also have a station with actions, contact information, postcards, and postage so we can tell our representatives our views on legislation and current events.

If you'd like to sign up to bring a dessert, please fill out the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YBy7tcVkAhCTY7J2zvMgAsOeL9EPhnh-jxRmkPmvfb8/edit?usp=sharing

This event is kid friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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Monroe County NOW Meet Up at 2019 PRIDE Film Festival
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Monroe County NOW Meet Up at 2019 PRIDE Film Festival

Monroe County NOW is proud to support the 2019 PRIDE Film Festival!

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW's LGBTQ+ Committee as we gather together for the Saturday, February 2, showing of Hoosier, Three Centimeters, and Mapplethorpe at 7pm. We will meet at 6:45pm in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

As a sponsor of the film festival, we have four (4) single tickets to the showing. We would like to first offer these to members and friends who otherwise will not be able to attend the festival. If you would like a ticket, please email commdirector.mcnow@gmail.com. First come, first serve.

For more information about the film festival, visit https://bloomingtonpride.org/film.

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January Contact Your Reps Party
Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

January Contact Your Reps Party

Join us for our next Contact Your Reps Party! We'll have everything available (scripts, postcards, postage, etc.) to contact your reps about the issues that are important to you. The new Congress and Indiana legislature will be in session and we have a new Senator to write. It's a great opportunity to socialize with like-minded people and enjoy a cup of tea.

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Dine and Donate To Benefit Indiana Legal Services
Aug
8
11:00 AM11:00

Dine and Donate To Benefit Indiana Legal Services

Indivisible Bloomington and Monroe County NOW are joining together to raise money for Indiana Legal Services and support their efforts to reunite families divided at the border. For every large pizza ordered with a coupon, $5 will be raised for Indiana Legal Services. The coupon can be found by clicking here: August Dine and Donate

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Reproductive Justice July Book Club
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Reproductive Justice July Book Club

  • 208 North Walnut Street Bloomington, IN, 47404 United States (map)
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The Reproductive Justice book club meeting will be held at Cup & Kettle, 208 N Walnut Street, from 3 to 5 on July 15 (we will walk over right after the general meeting.) We are going to read excerpts of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, by Loretta Ross, which we will circulate in pdf form to anyone interested in attending. 

Please email reprojustice.mcnow@gmail.com to get a .pdf of the selections we'll be reading.

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Operations Committee Meeting
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Operations Committee Meeting

  • 401 North Morton Street Bloomington, IN, 47404 United States (map)
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Our Membership and Communication Committees are merging their meetings to streamline efficiency! Come to our July meeting to see how you can help! 

We'll be meeting at 7 PM on July 24th in the Kelly Conference Room of City Hall! See you there!

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