Our Celebration of Choice / Cartoons for Choice poster exhibition on 1/19/16 was a wonderful example of sisterhood in action! In concert with Women’s Health Specialists, NSWHN was proud to host this exciting event commemorating the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade with our special guest, 87-year-old abortion rights pioneer Pat Maginnis.
Pat shared her inspiration and signed exhibition catalogs for the enthusiastic crowd, a range of younger and elder activists. Then, the staff and volunteers of Women’s Health Specialists, on the front lines of the reproductive rights movement, were invited onstage for recognition.
Next, Shasta College sociology professor and NSWHN board member Dr. Heather Wylie shared her views about the vital importance of the self-determination women have gained from Roe v Wade. A contingent of reproductive rights activists from Siskiyou County drove all the way down the mountain to share stories of their volunteer group’s challenges and victories in their small rural community.
After we all enjoyed refreshments from a local bakery and the Vintage Restaurant kitchen, the bidding began on the silent auction, an eclectic array of jewelry, artwork and curios donated by local artisans and supporters to raise funds for further NSWHN events.
Altogether, this wonderful experience reminded us yet again of the power of women gathering with women and our male allies to share memories, celebrate our hard-won victories and plan for the future activities and advances. Sisterhood IS powerful!
Thanks so much to the Janis and the Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant for hosting this event for the fourth year in a row, and to all the volunteers and NSWHN board members who made the evening possible. We look forward to more work and solidarity in the next 12 months supporting our reproductive rights — and another inspiring celebration next year!
Tuesday January 19, 2016, is the 43rd Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Roe v. Wade decision that secured full reproductive rights for women in the U.S.
Tomorrow evening, come celebrate with Northstate Women’s Health Network and Women’s Health Specialists at the Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant for refreshments, speakers, a silent auction, sisterhood — and CARTOONS FOR CHOICE, an exhibition of posters by our very special guest, 87-year-old abortion rights activist Pat Maginnis.
Pat’s groundbreaking work with two other women, known as “The Army of Three” — created ARAL — the Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (which morphed into today’s NARAL) — and helped to expedite and reinforce the passage of Roe v. Wade.
Pat will be with us tomorrow for a meet and greet, so don’t miss this historic occasion!
WHAT: NSWHN and WHS Celebration of Choice, with special guest Pat Maginnis
WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
WHERE: Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant
1790 Market St., Redding
THANK YOU, DONORS! #NorthStateGivingTuesday was a great success in our community, the grand total of donations of all the participating nonprofits doubling its original goal!
Per the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, your receipts are on their way. If you haven’t received a receipt for your donation by tomorrow morning, please message this page by noon tomorrow, and the Foundation will re-send them individually.
We are deeply grateful to each and every one of you, near and far—and we’re inspired by your confidence and caring. Thanks to your generosity, we’ll be able to better serve our community and expand our mission of bringing health, education and economic empowerment to women in the north state.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Northstate Women’s Health Network joins many other northern California nonprofits in the Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s exciting Giving Tuesday fundraiser!
From 6 am to 6 pm, we’ll be accepting donations on our NSWHN Giving Tuesday page .
Find out more about this competitive fundraiser, which is offering up to $76,000 in matching funds, at https://northstategives.org, and this Tuesday, go to our page to donate. On December 1, NSWHN looks forward to your participation in this exciting event. With your help, we will expand our work for women’s health and empowerment throughout 2016!
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, the Women’s Health Specialists Open Adoption Team held a seminar in the Redding office about their services, which cover the entire Northstate region, offering sensitive counseling, perinatal assistance and placement services for birth mothers, their babies and the adoptive families. Members of the Northstate Women’s Health Network attended the seminar for education and support of this local woman-centered program.
Northstate Women’s Health Network, in partnership with All Saints Episcopal Church, sponsored 12 Shasta College students on their 2015 Service Learning trip to El Salvador. Here they are, back in Shasta County at their Feedback Gathering Dinner, where they share the experiences and insight they’ve gained from their trip.
Join Northstate Women’s Health Network in our second annual fundraiser for students’ service learning trip to El Salvador on Friday, June 19th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm, held at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive in Redding. We’ll be celebrating last year’s accomplishments and sharing about this year’s projects, with tacos, live music and raffle prizes!
$25 Donation – Children 12-and-under free! Proceeds benefit the student trip to El Salvador and a college scholarship for a Salvadoran student. Contact Linda McCrea at (530) 945-2158 to reserve space or with any questions – donations accepted at the door.