Compiled by Angelique Molina-Mangaroo
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Opinion: Pride is reproductive freedom
In the 54 years since New York City’s transgender and queer communities – primarily Black and Latine – fought back against police oppression at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, we have seen remarkable strides for some in our communities as well as much horrific backlash. To honor Pride in its entirety is a complex negotiation – we must hold the twin truths that we are living in the age of the greatest queer and trans visibility in our nation’s history, and also that ongoing violence and current policy and bodily attacks on our communities, particularly the most vulnerable among us, are a devastating manifestation of white supremacy and fascism in action. This year, Pride coincides with the first anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the end to our constitutional right to abortion, an appalling stripping of our bodily autonomy. As we recognize Pride this year and look to the future, imagining the joyous possibilities of the world we want to live in, I believe that reproductive freedom is a foundational part of our journey.
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– Wendy Stark
Wendy Stark, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York | STEFANIE KEENAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES
On Wednesday, June 14, young people and staff at JCCA's residential campus in Pleasantville gathered to commemorate Juneteenth. The fun-filled afternoon included musical performances, bouncy houses, photo booths, an obstacle course, an outdoor barbeque, and a dunk tank. Rapper and musician Jim Jones also joined the fun and gave inspirational remarks. JCCA is one of New York’s oldest child and family services organizations, providing the highest quality child welfare and mental health services to more than 17,000 children and their families every year.
The Education Equity Action Plan Coalition (EEAPC) announced the launch of its Black Studies: An Education for Me + You bookmobile, which will distribute over 5,000 free books to community members throughout the five boroughs. The bookmobile visits, June 17-25, offer an opportunity to increase awareness and excitement about Black Studies curriculum slated to be introduced to NYC students this fall.
SCO Family of Services held its 42nd annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island. This year’s event raised $160,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen, and empower young and adult women to heal from trauma. The dinner program featured an inspiring speech by Gianna Gagnon, a former resident of Madonna Heights’ Residential Treatment Facility. Gianna shared her story of dealing with anxiety and depression as a teenager and how Madonna Heights gave her the support she needed to overcome these obstacles and turn her life around.
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June 15 – Around the World & Home Again (Flushing Town Hall, Queens)
June 15 – Acacia Network’s Julio Martinez Memorial Fund Breakfast (NY Botanical Garden, Bronx)
June 15 – 29th Annual Long Island Luncheon (Stonebridge Country Club, Smithtown)
June 15 – Unidos: A NMIC Benefit (The Hudson, Manhattan)
June 20 – Reading Partners NYC's Annual Benefit: The Next Chapter (The Bowery Hotel, Manhattan)
June 22 – New York City Fire Museum: Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser (Muttontown Club, East Norwich)
June 22 – 2023 Energy Summit & Expo (Dock 72, Brooklyn)
June 22 – Care for the Homeless Policy Seminar (Baruch College, Manhattan)
June 28 – Public Health Solutions Annual Gala (Tribeca Rooftop, Manhattan)
July 9 – 11th Annual 5K Forward: Fast Track to Empowerment (Central Park Band Shell, Manhattan)
July 11 – St. John’s Rooftop Cocktail Party (The Rooftop, Queens)
July 29 - The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's Runyon 5K (Yankee Stadium, The Bronx)
June 29 – HFG Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series
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