MCNOW June Chapter Meeting
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

MCNOW June Chapter Meeting

Join Monroe County NOW members and friends for our June chapter meeting!

See what we're up to this summer and beyond. The meeting will be held Sunday, June 23, 3-5pm at the Monroe County Public Library, Room 2A.

We are thrilled to have Btown PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) lead a discussion. We will discuss the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and racial identity.

For information about Btown PFLAG and their work, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BtownPFLAG/.

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LGBTQ+ Rights Book Club with Prism Youth Community
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

LGBTQ+ Rights Book Club with Prism Youth Community

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW, along with Prism Youth Community (part of Bloomington PRIDE), for our next LGBTQ+ Rights Book Club on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 to 8pm at the Bloomington Center for Connection! We will be reading Dreadnought: Nemesis by April Daniels. The Monroe County Public Library has two copies of this book.

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#StopTheBans Bloomington Rally and Repro Justice Fair
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

#StopTheBans Bloomington Rally and Repro Justice Fair

Join Monroe County NOW and Indivisible Bloomington & 9th District Tuesday, May 21, 12 - 2pm for the #StopTheBans Rally and Reproductive Justice Fair! This event will take place on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn.

At noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation, we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe v. Wade and punish people with uteruses.

We are pleased to team up with Indivisible to host this event. Come to hear how you can fight for reproductive justice rights here in Indiana, and join with other organizations in saying no to these bans.

These bans hit low-income folks, LGBTQ+ folks, and people of color especially hard. Not everyone who has a uterus and who needs access to reproductive justice is a woman.

We will also have a table for you to contact your representatives, with postcards, scripts, and stamps. The Monroe County Courthouse is located at 100 W. Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington.

Event hashtag: #StopTheBans

RSVP on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/453027012167111/

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Kilroy's on Kirkwood Alcohol Permit Renewal Remonstration
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Kilroy's on Kirkwood Alcohol Permit Renewal Remonstration

Please join us as Kilroy's on Kirkwood seeks to renew their alcohol permit. The Alcoholic Beverage Board of Monroe County will meet Wednesday, May 1, from 9am to noon in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The public will have an opportunity to speak.

Three issues that are considered when the board determines whether to renew the permit or not are:

1. The applicant must be of good moral character;
2. The permit premises must not be a public nuisance; and
3. Criminal offenses must not have taken place at the premises.

If you can speak to any of the above, this is your chance to share your thoughts and experiences.

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MC NOW April Chapter Meeting
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

MC NOW April Chapter Meeting

  • Bloomington City Hall Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Monroe County NOW for our April chapter meeting!

We are thrilled to have guest speaker Debra Morrow, Executive Director of Middle Way House, for an important discussion about sexual assault awareness. For information about Middle Way House and their work, please visit https://middlewayhouse.org.

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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.

A post-screening discussion organized by Monroe County NOW will follow the film. Panelists include IU professor of political science Jean C. Robinson and Rudy Professor of sociology Pamela B. Walters.

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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MC NOW Reproductive Justice Book Club
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

MC NOW Reproductive Justice Book Club

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for our next Reproductive Justice Book Club on Sunday, April 21, from 3 to 5pm! We will be reading Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher.

The Monroe County Public Library has several copies of this book. For more information, visit https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/women-rowing-north-9781632869609/.

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MC NOW Film Screening and Discussion: Period. End of Sentence.
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

MC NOW Film Screening and Discussion: Period. End of Sentence.

  • Monroe County Public Library Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for a special film screening and discussion on Monday, April 8!

We will watch Academy Award-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence. Afterward, we will have an engaging discussion with Sudha Rana who grew up in a neighboring village, Akrauli, in the town of Hapur in India.

Our Legislative Action Committee will be on hand with information on ending the feminine hygiene product tax. We will have postcards and contact information to contact our representatives about this important issue.

We will also be collecting donations of tampons and underwear (any size for both) to give to Middle Way House.

To see a trailer of the film, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KocJP8dG1OA.

The film and discussion will take place in the MCPL Auditorium.

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MC NOW March Dine & Donate
Mar
28
11:00 AM11:00

MC NOW March Dine & Donate

Join Monroe County NOW for our next Dine and Donate at BJ's Brewhouse on Thursday, March 28! This event happens all day, from 11am to 11pm. When you bring in the flyer (see link below), Monroe County NOW will receive 20% of the cost of your food and soft beverages.

And join us for our Contact Your Reps Party from 6:30-8:30pm at BJ’s Brewhouse; postcards, scripts, and postage provided.

Digital and printed flyers are accepted. You can find the flyer at https://drive.google.com/open?id=154On1T9Y1bwYP5YUw3v3RDIGUgBZOFpM

BJ's Brewhouse is located at 411 S. College Mall Road in Bloomington. Thank you for supporting Monroe County NOW!

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MC NOW March Chapter Meeting
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

MC NOW March Chapter Meeting

Join us for our next general chapter meeting on Sunday, March 24, from 3 to 5pm at Noodles & Company in Eastland Plaza. We are finalizing our focus and speakers for this meeting. Stay tuned to our website (www.monroecountynow.org), Facebook, and Twitter for updated information.

Noodles & Company is located at 2650 E. Third Street in Bloomington.

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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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Hate Crimes Bill/Reproductive Justice and Abortion Panel
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Hate Crimes Bill/Reproductive Justice and Abortion Panel

  • IU Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us this Tuesday, February 26, from 5 to 6:30pm for a panel on the hate crimes bill and reproductive health and abortion bills in the 2019 Indiana Legislature. The panel will be held in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room. This is an emergency community event to energize and advocate!

Indiana is one of only five states without a Hate Crimes Law -- and recent actions of the Indiana Senate stripping the bill again threaten passage. The Indiana legislature also is considering new abortion restrictions that are unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade but would invite the newly constituted Supreme Court to reconsider constitutional protections.

Panelists include Indiana State Rep. Matt Pierce, Indiana State Sen. Mark Stoops, Bloomington City Council Member Jim Sims, Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff, Transgender Business Owner (Bikesmiths) Jeanne Smith, Dr. Robert Wrenn, IU Student Ricky Tellez, and IU Professors Jeannine Bell, Dawn Johnsen & Shruti Rana.

Sponsors include IU Maurer School of Law Organizations: American Constitution Society, Latinx Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Feminist Law Forum, If/When/How; Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus; Monroe County NOW; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky; and Indivisible Bloomington & Ninth District.

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

Racial Justice Book Club

  • E-mail president.mcnow@gmail.com for Location! (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Film Screening: Happier Birth Days

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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