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

Film Screening: Happier Birth Days

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington (map)
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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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Reproductive Justice Book Club
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Reproductive Justice Book Club

Join us for our Repro Justice bookclub! We'll be reading and discussing selections from Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique Paperback – November 14, 2017, edited by Loretta Ross,‎ Lynn Roberts,‎ Erika Derkas,‎ Whitney Peoples,‎ and Pamela Bridgewater Toure, with foreword by Dorothy Roberts. 

Please contact aecarden@umail.iu.edu to obtain electronic copies of the excerpts we'll be discussing!

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