Wednesday, March 12, 2013
First Baptist Church, 19
West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
The church is across from TD Bank; please use
the side entrance of the church, nearest to Carl's Shoes.
Please park in the municipal lot behind the
shoestore and the shopping center.
Meet the 22nd Annual Feminist Essay Contest Winners!
In honor of Women's History Month, we will present awards and checks to the wonderful students who submitted winning entries to our annual Feminist Essay Contest. Expect to be invigorated by the enthusiasm of the next generation of feminists—girls and boys alike. Show them the recognition they deserve in taking on this critical topic, and come out to represent our chapter as we salute the students, their families and their teachers. This year’s Essay Contest topic was:
In early 2009 Malala Yousafzai was writing a blog about life under Taliban rule and expressing her views about promoting education for girls. The following summer a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life. Then on October 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen as she rode in a school bus. This young Pakistani recovered and made it her mission to speak out for wide-spread education in countries where access to schools, particularly for women, has been restricted or denied. Malala says she often thinks of when she was attacked. She said, “Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is a basic right.”
1. Do you agree with Malala that education is a basic right? 2. Why do you think the Taliban would try to stop Malala from speaking out and to stop her and other girls from going to school? 3. Would you care if you were denied access to schools and what, if anything, could you do about it? 4. Do you think Malala is wise to continue to speak out?
Meetings include speaker, refreshments,
announcments and letter-writing activity.
Meetings open to members and nonmembers.
HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH SOUTH JERSEY NOW TODAY?
BECOME A MEMBER!
See membership forms link at left, sliding scale available.
MAKE A DONATION!
To donate via mail, please send a check made payable to:
SJ NOW-Alice Paul Chapter, PO Box 2801, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
To donate via PayPal, click here:
VOLUNTEER TO ESCORT at a local women's center!
Contact the chapter email or call the chapter phone at 856-778-8320.
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
See link at left.
SHOP ONLINE WITH THE IGIVE.COM shopping window!
Support SJ NOW by purchasing items you normally buy online.
For more details on how to become an iGive.com user, see below.
Do you love to shop on the internet? Here's how you can help the chapter every time you buy online:
Use our chapter joinlink to
sign up for iGive.com. SJ NOW Join Link
Then download the iGive.com
shopping window Shopping
Window Download and percentages of your
purchases will automatically go to the chapter every time you shop
online! No need to login to a website or
fuss around with passwords. The shopping window will automatically pop up
when you enter an online store
and your purchases will be recorded! Barnes & Noble,
LandsEnd and 1800Flowers, are just a few examples
of the participating online stores. See a list of the many online
participating stores here: Merchant List
Note, you must register with
iGive.com first for the shopping window link above to work. To access the
window download through the iGive
website, first register, then click on the "shopping" link
in the left-hand column,
and then click on "shop through the iGive.com shopping window"
and you'll be directed to the download. iGive.com
is compatible with most browsers and operating systems.
WOMEN'S INFORMATION NETWORK OF NEW JERSEY (WIN-NJ)
The Women's Information Network of New Jersey (WIN-NJ) was made possible through a grant from the Women's Agenda
of New Jersey. WIN-NJ provides an online database of women's organizations within the state that deal with issues of
particular relevance to women's social, political, economic, educational, and legal advancement. This project was developed
to help promote and facilitate effective communication within the women's organizational community on these issues.
The database is accessible through API's website and provides links to each
organization. It is available in three formats:
by area of subject expertise, alphabetically as a .pdf file, and
alphabetically as an Excel spreadsheet that can be sorted
by various fields. Information provided for each organization includes,
where available, the organization's name, address,
phone, fax, e-mail, website, principal contact and title, and up to three
areas of subject expertise.
DIVORCE INFORMATION KITS FOR $10!
South Jersey NOW-Alice Paul Chapter's Divorce Information Kits are now
available at the reduced price of $10.00. If you, a
loved one or a friend are facing a potential divorce and need more
information about your rights and what to expect in the
process, then this kit will be extremely helpful. To order one today, please
call 856-552-6731 or you can purchase one at the
monthly program meeting.