You must register to attend. womenforprogress.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=2&At Women for Progress, we want to acknowledge the moment we're living through, with unprecedented numbers of protesters taking to the streets to affirm that Black Lives Matter and to decry police brutality. By now, you've probably engaged on social media. Maybe you’ve also attended a protest and donated to a BLM organization. What's the next step you can take in engaging in anti-racist actions? Learning & undoing our implicit bias.Join us on Wed., 6/24 at 7:30pm for a discussion on how good people fight bias, with acclaimed author & educator Dolly Chugh. Dr. Chugh is the author of “The Person YOU Mean to Be” and is a Harvard-educated, award-winning social psychologist at the NYU Stern School of Business. She is an expert on unconscious biases and the psychology of good people. It’s not enough to just talk the anti-racist talk; we also have to walk the walk. We have to put our money where our mouth is - literally! That’s why we’re purchasing our copies of “The Person You Mean to Be” from Source of Knowledge, a Black-owned bookstore in Newark. Check out their website: bit.ly/2MANSo3They are taking phone orders and will ship or do curbside pickup.If you prefer to order on-line, The Lit. Bar is another Black-owned bookstore that gives you that option. www.thelitbar.com/If you do not have time to read the book before this event, please at least watch Dr. Chugh's Ted Talk Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2cixaL9H3UOnce registered you will receive the Zoom link to the event. Please join us for this important conversation... See MoreSee Less
Join fellow activists at our VIRTUAL Spring Stir on Tuesday, May 19th from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM!Kelley Robinson, Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be joining us from Washington, D.C. to catch us up on abortion rights, supreme court decisions and ways we can make an impact. Buy your tickets bit.ly/2SIky27 here and say YES to reproductive freedom! Tickets start at $10.It's going to be a spectacular and inspiring evening. Put on your favorite activist t-shirt, grab a drink and let's stir things up!
This spectacular event will be held on January 25, 2020 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes,NJ includes: cocktail hour with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and silent auction. HONORED GUEST SPEAKER Johanna Calle, DirectorNew Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice2019 CHANGEMAKER HONOREELarisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Co-LeadMoms Demand ActionRegular ticket price is $150.00 per personWFP members may purchase two tickets at the reduced rate of $125.00 per personThe group ticket price for a table of 10 is $1,250.00 WHAT WE DO We are a network of individuals whose mission is threefold: to educate others, to raise awareness of key issues that impact all of our lives, and to connect our members to activism on these issues. We are fully committed to fighting for access to healthcare, preventing gun violence, saving the planet, and achieving equality for all. WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN 2019 • Presented panel discussions for International Women’s Day, the environment, women’s health, and immigration rights • Organized an NJ 5 Coalition Town Hall Meeting to discuss current local issues • Sponsored the North Jersey Vigil for Immigrants • Held a discussion of the book, “The Person You Mean to Be” and implicit bias training • Screened the films “Ask for Jane” and “The Most Dangerous Year” • Paid for a styrofoam collection drive • Organized get-out-the-vote activities • Facilitated communications with elected government officials WFP ALSO RAISED and distributed more than $25,000 for important causes including: ACLU, Planned Parenthood, the Women’s Rights Information Center, Girl Scouts of America, the Sierra Club, the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, the YWCA, WEDO, Blue Wave, First Friends, Stanton Strong, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and the Yellowhammer Fund. BECOME A SPONSOR OR DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM In 2019, approximately 300 guests attended our Gala event. You, your business, or your organization will be recognized for your generosity. If you would like to donate an auction item please contact us to arrange for pick up.For more information please contact: Carlapappalardowfp@gmail.com... See MoreSee Less
Join us as our National Week of Action to “Defund Hate” concludes on September 13th with a Rally on the steps of the Bergen County Court House at 6PM! Bring your passion, your signs, your voices! Let’s show Congress there is broad resistance to funding Trump’s racist, xenophobic immigration agenda!The immigrant community is being terrorized by racist immigration policies. Our government is using our tax dollars to fund hate and cruelty. They are separating families, ripping children from their parents, and locking human beings in cages for extended time without regard for their health or safety. Clearly New Jersey values are not being represented so we must speak their language and cut off the money.Congress must pass government spending bills before September 30th to keep the government open. We will demand that our representatives include budget cuts to ICE and CBP along with strict guidelines to ensure the funds are not misused. Join Indivisible NJ5, Make the Road NJ, the NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and our many partners as stand up and speak out to #DefundHate. Defund ICE! Defund CBP!Go to defundhate.indivisible.org/ for more ways to support the cause or to find a rally closer to you.... See MoreSee Less
On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.Co-Sponsors Women For Progress, Our Revolution Bergen County and Blue Wave NJ are hosting a vigil in Montclair, New Jersey. This event is meant to be family friendly, so our community can stand up against the injustices taking place within our own borders. Speakers TBA.For the vigil, we will be providing battery powered candles and we ask that attendees only bring flameless candles.40 S. Fullerton Avenue | Montclair | New Jersey... See MoreSee Less
Ring in the new year and a new session of Congress with a rally for voting rights, campaign finance reform, and accountability! Join us at Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office as we enthusiastically support the first bill in the House's new session to overhaul our government to make it fairer and more ethical for all. Sponsored by Indivisible NJ-5, Mahwah After the March, Ridgewood JOLT, Action Together New Jersey, Glen Rock People Power, Occupy Bergen County, Women of Action, Women for Progress, Ramsey PINS, Glen Rock After the March, Bergen NAACP, and the New Jersey Working Families Alliance.Speakers will include:Nathaniel Briggs - First Vice-President Bergen County NAACPJude Ezeh - Constituent from New MilfordJohanna Calle - Director, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant JusticeGail Rottenstrich - Deputy Mayor of Fair LawnNancy Pelosi is asking for public support for the House Democrats' first bill. H.R. 1 would:• Create automatic voter registration, • Require paper ballots, • Restore the Voting Rights Act,• Reduce partisan gerrymandering, • Limit big money in politics, • Require dark money political groups to disclose donors, • Bar Congress members from serving on corporate boards and • Require presidents to disclose their tax returns.Join us to show your support of these initiatives and encourage our representative and his political caucuses to vote in favor of solving these campaign and ethical problems.... See MoreSee Less
Join us for Women For Progress's Annual Cookie Exchange and Covenant House Holiday fundraiser.We are collecting donations of gift cards for youth 18-24 yrs. old from Target, Wal-Mart, Macy's, etc. for Covenant House. A representative from Covenant House will discuss their organization.Please bring 2-4 dozen cookies (homemade or store-bought, we're not here to judge!) Tins are available for $10, so you can load up on cookies to bring home! All proceeds from the evening go to Covenant House, a non-profit that serves homeless youth.
Join us on Monday, September 17th, at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood for a Post-It/ Vote by Mail party! This is an initiative created by Action Together New Jersey! We will be sending out vote by mail ballots to registered voters in Wyckoff. For those who are able, we encourage you to bring stamps, as we only have a limited supply and would really appreciate the donation! If you plan to attend, be sure to RSVP through the Eventbrite link provided. We hope to see you there; Election Day is right around the corner!RSVP HERE: www.eventbrite.com/e/post-it-vote-by-mail-party-tickets-49222075553 If you click on the event it should be there also
Be seen. Be heard. Let our government know that cruelty to families at the US border is NOT what our country represents. We demand that families be reunited immediately.Join us for a local demonstration at Borough Hall where we will celebrate immigration, acknowledge the beauty of our diversity and share inspirational words and music.This event is FREE but we need to know how many people to expect for security purposes, so please register at bit.ly/2ty13fq. All are welcome. This is a family-friendly experience.Parking: Please use the train station parking lot. No permit is needed there to park after 6 PM. The event will end around 8:30 PM.Sponsored by: Glen Rock After the March, Women for Progress, Women of Action - Fair Lawn, Ridgewood JOLT, Ramsey PINS, NJ5 Coalition & Teaneck Women Together#FamiliesBelongTogether... See MoreSee Less