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5.8.2017

5/8/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

Though many across the nation mourn the loss of government funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to the collection of other depravations established by our new American Health Care Act, we remind you as we do every week, the vitality of your perseverance in fighting for your own rights and those of the underrepresented and overlooked. Below, a selection of New York’s finest activist events, along with a mobile daily action, to channel your passion, your voice, and your demand for equality.

Daily Actions:

“Thirteen Men and No Women!?”

It’s pretty clear that our Republican house has taken a partisan approach to health care leadership, not only  by excluding Democrats but also excluding women. Express your dissatisfaction for this very apparent and vocal act of sexism by dialing (844) 241-1141 for today’s Daily Action. You will be connected to one of thirteen Senators in the group, to ask questions like: Why is this an all male group? Do women not have anything to contribute? Why aren’t Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski included? And if they recognized that this is a problem, why didn’t they speak up rather than simply walk into the room as if this was normal or acceptable?

To receive Daily Action alerts, text DAILY to 228466.

Monday, May 8

Gotham Cares GalaWhat: In a grand effort to aid the Syrian crisis, Gotham Cares, a “NY based non-profit organization founded to raise funds for the most critical crises affecting the world,” is throwing a black-tie gala in honor of Doctors Without Borders’ and The International Rescue Committee’ efforts in saving lives. The host committee behind the magical evening includes Constance Greer, Princess Olympia of Greece, actress Kelly Rutherford and designer Timo Weiland, among many others, at the legendary Cipriani Ballroom. If you have a conscience, deep pockets and a spare tuxedo, last minute tickets and tables are still available here. Though cost of attendance is pricey, the cause is priceless.

When: Cocktail hour – 6:30 PM, Dinner service – 8:00PM

Where: Cipriani Ballroom, 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

For more info and updates, and to buy last minute tickets, click here

Queer/Art/Film: Fierce Pussy Presents The Black Power MixtapeWhat: Kicking off their “Summer of Resistance,” Queer/Art, a non-profit arts organization that is exactly what it sounds like, presents a season of films selected by activists and politically engaged organizations in a very formative time of legislative turbulence. If you’re looking to sit back and relax, and remain engaged in political activism, this is the perfect event for you.

When: 8:00PM – 11:00PM

Where: 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10014

For more info and updates, click here

Wednesday, May 10 – Wild Wild West by UNICEF Next GenerationWhat: The 5th Annual NextGen NY fundraiser aims to honor UNICEF’s Emergency Relief Fund by way of cowboy boots and leather chaps. Transforming the venue into a tumbleweed sweeping saloon, the night will carry live music, a live auction, games, drinks and more. Saddle up in solidarity y’all.

When: 8:30PM – 12:30AM

Where: Kola House, 408 W 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

For more info and updates, click here

Saturday, May 13 – Baby’s Big Disco: Surprise Guest (Berlin), Tim Zawada, Aaron DaeWhat: Raising money for the American Civil Liberties Union, Little Disco NYC & Baby’s All Right present another night of donation dancing. This call to action is also a call to “move your body, touch your lover, and bring your friends!” If you’re unable to attend, but still looking to do a lil’ good, they also accept ghost donations.

When: 10:00PM – 4:00AM

Where: Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, New York, NY 11211

For more info and updates, click here

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Stay tuned to Milk for more ways to put the fun in fundraise. 

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