JWF Monthly Update October/November 2017

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Season has begun, and the activities of Jewish Women’s Foundation are on – full speed ahead. Please enjoy this update and take careful note of all of the exciting events, programs, educational opportunities, and meetings happening in the next few months.

Our work is more relevant and important than ever and we are focused on fulfilling our vision of a world where women and their families are safe and successful and can reach their full potential.

Tune in to ABC affiliate (channel 25) WPBF News at 9 am this Friday to see JWF CEO Tami Baldinger interviewed about the launch of JWF’s new “Men as Allies” program to engage and educate men as partners with women to create a more just society for all people.

With best wishes,

Lisa Schreier, President & Board Chair             Tami Baldinger, Chief Executive Officer

 


NEWS IN ADVOCACY

Could Florida soon become the first U.S. state to end child marriage?

Two weeks ago, the Florida Coalition to End Child Marriage, which we are a part of, spent three days in Tallahassee. This group is led by Fraidy Weiss, ED of JWF grantee partner Unchained at Last. The coalition met with some 40 legislators, testified at a senate judiciary committee hearing, and held a lively press conference. Over 30 legislators promised to support the legislation. The senate judiciary committee unanimously approved the senate version of the bill, which now heads to several other legislative committees. This would not be possible without JWF’s support of Unchained at Last.

Help us to seize on this momentum – take a minute now to email your legislators to show your support and get everyone you know to do the same.

Click here to read more.

 


MEN AS ALLIES KICKOFF EVENT

Join us for the Men As Allies Cocktail Reception, featuring guest speaker
Dr. Jeffrey Nall

Why Feminism is Good for Men will examine one of JWF’s core beliefs – that when women and girls are supported and empowered, the entire community benefits – men and boys included. Author and professor Dr. Jeffrey Nall will facilitate a discussion on how societal norms limit men just as much as women and contribute to our current culture of violence, sexual harassment, and inequality.

As quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Jay Bauer, chair of the JWF Men As Allies committee, explained Why Feminism is Good for Men. He said “We are thrilled to be launching our Men as Allies campaign. It is critical men understand the opportunity they have to participate in improving the lives of women and girls. As an inclusive organization, JWF relies on the voices of many, who stand to improve the lives of all.”

Register here


 Checking My Male Privilege – NY Times
From Charles M. Blow in his op-ed: “Every man must become a feminist. Every man must work as hard as every woman to elevate gender equality and to eliminate gendered violence.”

15th Anniversary Luncheon

SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE! DON’T MISS OUT!

December 13 – Imagine The Possibilities 15th anniversary luncheon, at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach

Honoree: Sandra Krakoff, JWF Trustee

Chair: Lisa A. Schneider

Co-Chairs: Richard B. Comiter and Beth Wayne

 


JOIN A COMMITTEE

One of the greatest benefits of being a JWF trustee is the ability to join a committee and have a voice in the decision-making process! Sign up now!

  • Grants Committee
  • Advocacy and Education Committee
  • Development and Outreach Committee

For more information, or to join a committee, read more here and email jennifer@jwfpalmbeach.org.


NEWS – ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY

Women on Twitter and other social media platforms are sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment using #MeToo. – The Verge
Who started the #MeToo campaign? – Huffington Post
Women in the U.S. die from childbirth in much higher numbers than other developed nations, African Americans in particular. -Los Angeles Times
Women Sue Uber for Unequal Pay– Reuters
On November 1, Lego will start selling its “Women of NASA” collection. “Each of these women are a key part of NASA’s history.” – Quartz

 


Stay tuned for more information about JWF’s Participation in #GivingTuesday

 
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