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6:30 – 8:00 pm

Topic of Interest: Reproductive Health

While we continue to face the health challenges of a post-COVID-19 society, the science behind mental and physical illness is constantly evolving, and misunderstanding these complex issues can result in devastating consequences. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NOW has chosen to celebrate the whole woman: her mind, her body, and her soul.

The nation’s ongoing mental health crisis has undoubtedly caused damage to women’s mental, reproductive, and physical wellbeing. As a result, this series will recognize the power of healing and empowerment as we reclaim our strength. In tandem with fellow activists, experts, and leaders of health-focused organizations, NOW is pleased to introduce our weekly series Women’s Health NOW! Mind, Body, Soul.

We invite NOW members and ally activists to join us in this important conversation as we continue our efforts to fight against health inequalities, identify the lack of access to women’s health resources, and seek to end violence against all women.

 

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_szdUkYirTW61E3HPFQbleA

10:00 am – 6:00pm

Located at Woodstock Square, Woodstock, IL 

PLANET PALOOZA” is an outdoor event aimed at ways to “make our planet a better place to live”

Non-Profit groups/organizations that address Environmental issues, as well as groups that advocate for Diversity & Equality, combat Hunger & Homelessness, Domestic violence & Human trafficking, etc.  will be exhibiting.

Groups will have information booths set up along the walkways on the square so that visitors can get more information on ways that we all can help them with their great & necessary work!

Information sessions w/guest speakers will run from 10am-2pm
MUSIC & FOOD TRUCKS in the square from 2-6pm

Family friendly event with activities & information for all ages!!  

https://mchenryconow.org/event/planet-palooza/ 


This workshop will help you identify, navigate, and overcome divide-and-conquer politics with a race-class framework to unify our communities.

This workshop will be led by Race Forward’s Dennis Chin, Vice President Narrative, Arts & Culture and Asma Elhuni, H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) National Organizing Director.

This workshop is part of a series of public trainings offered by Race Forward and NYU Metro Center in partnership with other H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together partners. Learn more about H.E.A.L. Together and this series by visiting healtogether.org

Resister here: https://raceforward-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvd-yqrz4qG9NtLYnOjXRAocHsfvjQPS_7

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, please join YFNC and NOW’s APA Caucus on May 26th from 7:00-8:30PM ET for a discussion about the history of Asian and Pacific Americans (APA) and their contributions to American society. We will start with Anjali Mehrotra, NOW-NJ President and NOW Board Member, presenting a brief overview of how US immigration policy has led to harmful stereotypes and shaped the APA experience. This will be followed by a discussion with members of NOW’s APA Caucus, moderated by YFNC Co-Chair Shree Mehrotra.

 

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5mmi2q7WQeCzQ0-nZ__TcA

Topic of Interest: Women’s Overall Health

While we continue to face the health challenges of a post-COVID-19 society, the science behind mental and physical illness is constantly evolving, and misunderstanding these complex issues can result in devastating consequences. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NOW has chosen to celebrate the whole woman: her mind, her body, and her soul.

The nation’s ongoing mental health crisis has undoubtedly caused damage to women’s mental, reproductive, and physical wellbeing. As a result, this series will recognize the power of healing and empowerment as we reclaim our strength. In tandem with fellow activists, experts, and leaders of health-focused organizations, NOW is pleased to introduce our weekly series Women’s Health NOW! Mind, Body, Soul.

We invite NOW members and ally activists to join us in this important conversation as we continue our efforts to fight against health inequalities, identify the lack of access to women’s health resources, and seek to end violence against all women.

 

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S-YzXSLDQhiTDUQpk4c-fg

7:00 – 8:00 pm

In January 2021, a story from WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith examined the impact of gun violence on Chicago. He found that over the past 20 years, more than 50,000 people have survived shootings in the city. Each survivor leaves with scars – sometimes of the body, and always of the mind and spirit. By sharing stories from survivors about life after violence, Patrick’s exploration revealed a collective, enduring trauma that shapes the psyche of Chicago with each incident.

 

At the dawn of every summer, Chicagoans brace for a barrage of headlines about shootings, catching glimpses of those who died, often without fully realizing the irreparable harm that’s been inflicted on those who survive.

 

Join us on Thursday, May 26th for a virtual storytelling experience featuring four survivors of gun violence, whose stories illuminate the long-term damage of Chicago’s epidemic. The event will be moderated by Patrick Smith and will feature a live performance from local dream pop band Mia Joy.

Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/those-who-did-not-die-an-evening-with-survivors-of-chicago-gun-violence-tickets-330554917657

We are excited to finally meet again in person for the 2022 National NOW Conference: Save Our Democracy – Vote for Womxn’s Lives! Join us in the windy city of Chicago at the ‘herstoric’ Palmer House Hilton hotel. Make your plans to join the united NOW member body to make new connections and reconnect with old friends and chapters from across the United States, as we come together to vote on resolutions and bylaws and to reignite the excitement of ensuring our PAC is funded to endorse feminist candidates who will move our agenda forward. Chicago brings a multitude of big-city excitement, and we will be supporting one of the largest unionized cities in America. This conference is another step toward bringing our organization back to its grassroots and uplifting the voice of the body. We look forward to seeing you in July! check back often for new updates!

National NOW and the chapters of Illinois NOW are busy planning an amazing conference for 2022. Check back often as the site will continually be updated.

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