Karate Kids is a one-hour program that pairs volunteers, social workers and martial arts teachers with autistic children, from 5- to 11-years old. The Central Queens Y is now providing “sports situations” for children who can’t participate in community sports programs due to autism, as well as “building community awareness to special needs.”
Join The Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council for BIRTH CONTROL MATTERS BINGO NIGHT!
Join PPNYC for a night of good old-fashioned bingo, fabulous prizes donated by Babeland, great drink specials and pro-choice networking. Learn more about how you can get involved with PPNYC and their BC Matters Campaign.
Courtesy of a flyer from Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign:
All invited – spread the word!
“DEFEND OUR NEW HEALTH CARE LAW!”
WHY THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
MATTERS FOR EVERYDAY NEW YORKERS
WHAT: A Citywide Rally and Press Conference
WHY: Join your fellow New Yorkers to:
- celebrate the first anniversary of the new health care law
- find out about how the new law is already helping New Yorkers
- hear about what’s already underway here in New York to fully implement the new law and how best to keep moving forward
- learn about new moves in Congress to take health care away from us and our communities, and how to fight back
WHEN: Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Community Healthcare Network’s Long Island City Health Center
36-11 21st St. in Long Island City (Queens)
(Take N train to 36th Ave, or F train to 21st St.)
MORE: Special guest speakers to be announced!
Bring loose pennies to symbolically support keeping health centers open
(since Congress is now debating cutting their funding.)
Sponsoring groups [list in formation]:
Brooklyn for Barack, Children’s Defense Fund of New York, Citizen Action of New York City, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, Community Healthcare Network, 504 Democratic Club, Disabilities Network of NYC, Downtown East for Change, Greater NYC for Change, Goddard-Riverside Community Center, Health Care for All New York, Long Island City Alliance, Make the Road New York, Manhattan Young Democrats, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, National Physicians Alliance New York, New York Immigration Coalition, Queens Young Democrats, Public Health Assoc. of NYC, Queens Drinking Liberally, Raising Women’s Voices, Rekindling Reform, Tribeca for Change, UFCW Local 1500, Young Invincibles
Check out the International Women’s Health Coalition’s Times Square ad below, which premiered earlier today.
This important message about the health and rights of women and girls will reach 1.5 million people as they walk to work, to dinner or to a show. Read more
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). It helps organizations across the country come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS. Continue reading
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today, TheBody.com’s news editor Kellee Terrell wrote a comprehensive guide on how HIV affects women. In “Women and HIV/AIDS: Not Just a Man’s Issue Anymore,” she writes about how much has changed since AIDS was first called Gay-related immune deficiency (GRID). Here are some sobering facts about women and HIV/AIDS:
According to the CDC, women now account for 25 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. Read more
Check out StopBullying.Gov for a great resource on bullying prevention.
If you know someone who is getting bullied and the bullying keeps getting worse, contact the following for help:
|Someone is at immediate risk of harm because of bullying.||Contact the police (911)|
|Your child is feeling suicidal because of bullying.||Contact the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Your child’s teacher is not keeping him/her safe from being bullied.||Contact the Local School Administrator (principal or superintendent)|
|Your school is not keeping your child safe from being bullied.||Contact the State School Department|
|Your child is sick, stressed, not sleeping, or is having other problems because of bullying||Contact your counselor or other health professional|
|Your child is being bullied because of their race, ethnicity, or disability, and local help is not working to solve the problem.||Contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office on Civil Rights|
Kudos to the administration for prioritizing the issue of bullying:
On Thursday, March 10, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services will welcome students, parents, and teachers to the White House for a Conference on Bullying Prevention.
The conference will bring together communities from across the nation who have been affected by bullying as well as those who are taking action to address it. Participants will speak about the effects of bullying and the work of students, parents, and teachers nationwide. Last fall the President, Vice President and several administration officials taped video messages for the It Gets Better campaign and discussed the need to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage.
Thursday’s conference will also include breakout sessions to discuss effective policies and programs to prevent bullying followed by a wrap-up session in which Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius along with Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes will deliver remarks.
In order to engage audiences across the country, two of the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention breakout sessions will be live chats with Facebook and iVillage. At 12:20pm, administration officials, Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, and others take live questions from the public via the White House Facebook account on bullying prevention. At 1:15pm, Kelly Wallace poses questions from the iVillage audience on bullying prevention to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
Submit questions for the Facebook event on the White House site or at Facebook.com/WhiteHouse. Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett will pose as many of them as she can during the Experts Panel on Thursday morning. Tune in to watch at 11:00am EST at whitehouse.gov/live.
Participate tomorrow and take a stand against bullying!