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NLIRH has launched a DC office and we would like for you to join us for an Open House! Below is the information:

The Moriah Fund
is pleased to invite you to the launch of

The Washington, DC Office of the
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)

Join us for a briefing and discussion on NLIRH’s new policy priorities and a wine and cheese welcome reception.

Remarks by:

Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Director of Policy and Advocacy
Jenny Jourdain, Associate Director of Policy, Director of DC Office

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Time: 4:30-6pm
Where: The Moriah Fund Office – Suite 1000
The NLIRH DC Office – Suite 1001
1634 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
RSVP: rnajera(AT)moriahfund(DOT)org

Founded in 1994 as the first independent national organization and voice for Latinas on health and reproductive rights issues, NLIRH works to ensure the fundamental human right of Latinas, their families and communities to access the full range of reproductive health options and achieve reproductive justice.

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Party on, Wade: Roe v. Wade Anniversary Extravaganza

Hosted by Feministing.com

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
6:00 pm
Link Lounge
120 E 15th St New York 10003
(At Irving Pl)

NLIRH has signed up as a co-sponsor, as well as:
NOW-NYC
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP)
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Choice Matters
Radical Women
National Institute for Reproductive Health
RH Reality Check
New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF)

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If you are in the New York City area, come check out our event:

Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice and Sterilization Abuse in the Latina Community

NLIRH board member Dr. Elena Gutierrez will discuss her new book, Fertile Matters: The Politics of Mexican Origin Women’s Reproduction, and how racism and fears surrounding immigration and Mexican-origin women’s so-called “hyper-fertility” led to their coerced sterilization. Opening remarks, as well as the Q&A and discussion that follows, will draw connections between abortion and the involuntary sterilization of our communities, demonstrating how state policies and court decisions hinder reproductive autonomy and fuel our movement for reproductive justice.

Friday, January 25, 2008 6 pm – 8 pm
New York University Wagner School of Public Service
Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
(corner of Lafayette and Houston Street)
New York, New York 10012

Subway: B/D/F/V to Broadway-Lafayette St; 6 train to Bleecker St; or N/R to Prince St

Refreshments will be served! Books will be available for purchase and time will be allotted for book-signing by author Dr. Elena Gutierrez.

Sponsored by NLIRH and the Women of Color Policy Network.

To RSVP, please email Taja at intern2[AT]latinainstitute.org or call 212.422.2553

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