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NARAL Virginia: This Saturday, jazz, cupcakes, activism and pro-choice advocacy

A friend who is organizing this event sent me a notice and I thought that given the current attacks on Reproductive Justice, our US based readers might be interested. From the event’s notice:

Join us of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia to enjoy champagne, cupcakes, and a jazz trio in the beautiful Arlington Arts Center as we celebrate the power and importance of reproductive freedom for the people of Virginia and recognize the challenges we face to protecting choice today and in the future. Featuring special guest speaker Jennifer Baumgardner Prominent writer and activist for women and girls, former editor at Ms.magazine, and author of books including Abortion & Life and Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.

Following her five-year stint as the youngest editor at Ms. from 1993-1997, Jennifer Baumgardner has written for a diverse array of publications, doing investigative pieces for Harper’s and The Nation and regularly contributing to major women’s magazines. She has been featured on programs from The Oprah Winfrey Show to NPR’s Talk of the Nation. In 2004, Jennifer created the “I Had an Abortion” campaign to encourage women (and men) to “come out” about their abortion experiences. The project included a documentary film and the 2008 book Abortion and Life, which Gloria Steinem praised as “[putting] women back into the center of life, as reality and ethics and common sense demand.” Jennifer will speak about the “I Had An Abortion” campaign and reflect on current challenges to reproductive freedom here in Virginia and across the nation.

When and Where: Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:00 – 9:30pm

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

* Tickets | Sponsorship Opportunities

*Metro: One block south of Virginia Square station on the Orange line.  The Arlington Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

Editor’s Note: We are not personally affiliated with NARAL.