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National NOW Times >> Spring 2002 >> Article

NOW Is The Time!
Feminist Calendar for Early 2002

Compiled by Lisa Bennett, Communications Director

Contact your local NOW chapter to find out what actions they might be organizing for any of the following national events — and offer to help! To locate the chapter nearest you, visit NOW's Chapters page. Alternatively, send an email to chapters@now.org or call 202-628-8669.

February 8
March for Economic Human Rights
The march will take place at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will draw attention to the fact that the U.S. — the richest country in the world — has the highest rate of poverty of any industrial country. It is being organized by the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and NOW is both endorsing and participating in this event.

February 15
Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
Honor one of our foremothers!

March 1-3
National Association of Women Law Students Conference
"Women: Reaching from our Past, Building our Future." This year's conference is hosted by Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock. Featuring Judge Phyllis Kravitch, NOW President Kim Gandy, and the Sojourner Truth Moot Court Competition. For information: http://www.nwlsa.org or Cailen L. Wevodau, 806-780-3768.

March 8
International Women's Day
NOW will organize the next step in our national Campaign to Protect and Advance Roe v. Wade. Nationwide, activists will stage sit-ins and mock filibusters in all 100 senators' home offices. These actions will sound the alarm that there is a great danger to women if Roe is overturned, including the danger to women if back-alley abortions again become the only option. Senators will be urged to halt the stacking of the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues.

March 15-16
Southeast Women's Studies Association Conference
"Where We Belong" hosted at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. Featuring author Marge Piercy, NOW President Kim Gandy, and discussions on the Albany Freedom Movement. For information: http://www.valdosta.edu/women/sewsa2002 or Viki Soady, 229-249-4842.

April 8-9
Women's Equality Summit and Congressional Action Day
Organized by the National Council of Women's Organizations, of which NOW is an active member. When registering, be sure to indicate that you are a NOW member. For more info: http://www.womensorganizations.org or 202-393-7122.

April 18-20
MCDV 2002: The First National Conference on Medical Care in Domestic Violence
Sponsored by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. For more info: http://www.mcdv2002.org or 214-590-4285.

April 22-28
TV-Turnoff Week
Organized by the TV Turnoff Network and endorsed by NOW.

April 25
Take Our Daughters to Work Day
Organized by the Ms. Foundation for Women and endorsed by NOW.

May 2-5
Radical Women of Color Organizing Conference
Women will come together to embrace radical strategies for social justice. Sponsored by the National Women's Alliance and held at the University of Illinois at Chicago. NOW has endorsed the conference and will be participating.

May 18-20
National Conference on Gender and Gender Lobby Day
Three Days of Gender Politics, Strategy and Policy sponsored by GenderPAC and held at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. For information: http://www.genderpac.org or 202-462-6610.

Spring 2002
Watch Out, Listen Up!
NOW will release our third annual report card on broadcast television programming. Activists are encouraged to have demonstrations at stations with low marks, house parties to watch and discuss the shows, letter writing campaigns or other events. For information: http://www.now.org/issues/media/

June 4-8
World Conference on Breast Cancer
Dedicated to providing an international forum where all the issues around breast cancer can be addressed, and to advancing global action in response to these concerns, to eradicate breast cancer. Held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

June 21-23
National NOW Conference
Join with NOW activists and chapter delegates in St. Paul, Minnesota, to hear wonderful feminist speakers, participate in workshops, have some fun and help set the organization's priorities and agenda. Check out http://www.now.org/conference/ for updates.

July 23-25
Third Wave Feminism International Conference
Organized by the Institute for Feminist Theory and Research at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. For more info: http://www.iftrweb.org/future.htm.

August 4-7
National Domestic Violence Conference
Tenth annual conference organized by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and held in Kissimmee, Fla. For more info: http://www.ncadv.orgor 303-839-1852. ext.109.

TBA 2002
Women With Disabilities and Allies Forum
This forum will bring together women living with disabilities and supportive allies from across the country to discuss ableism, feminism, reproductive rights, family issues and other topics of mutual concern to the feminist and disability rights movements. Keep watching http://www.now.org and the National NOW Times newspaper for details.

Reminder: Please send NOW copies of photographs from your local actions! Email them to chapter.development@now.org or send by mail to: Stefanie Richards, NOW, 733 15th St., NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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