Feminists Choosing Life of New York (FCLNY) is a state-wide human rights coalition that embraces and promotes pro-life feminism and the consistent life ethic. FCLNY's public advocacy draws connections between the root causes of violence, inequality and the social forces that dehumanize.
FCLNY raises public awareness on topics relevant to publicly sanctioned lethal violence, including abortion, war, the death penalty, assisted suicide, euthanasia and other forms of violence such as poverty, domestic violence, and human trafficking. FCLNY educates the public on the impact of these issues on women and culture.
FCLNY implements its purposes through Community Encounters, Scholarly Events, Film Involvement, Media Outreach, Grassroots Campaigns, Projects that Empower and Legislative Advocacy.
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It is with a heavy heart that FCLNY informs you that we are RESCHEDULING our upcoming Symposium on Contemporary Feminism at Columbia University on March 28, 2020.
The coronavirus outbreak is placing people at risk. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and Columbia University's current policy regarding large, on-campus events) Everyone's safety and health is paramount. We do not want to jeopardize anyone's well-being.
The Symposium is being rescheduled to occur in October of 2020! We are working diligently with all involved to lock in a date certain. Please stay tuned! And please reach out with any questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Billboards in Buffalo and Albany!
Organizes, implements and/or participates in human rights/ women’s rights events, including parades, marches, rallies, celebrations and fundraisers.
Organizes, hosts, moderates, presents and/or participates/attends panel discussions, debates, symposiums, conferences, lectures, seminars and other dialogue forums.
Writes, directs, produces and/or hosts film/video commentaries/ documentaries, vignettes.
Develops social media campaigns and submits publishable commentary for news outlets, including educational opinion essays and press releases. Appears on TV, radio and other media platforms.
Grassroots Educational Campaigns
Conducts grassroots canvassing and outreach in a variety of settings, including open public forums.
Projects That Empower
Creates and implements diverse public education projects that highlight the effects of legalized violence on women and children and/or the available resources to help meet their needs. Projects also include conflict resolution discussion groups (Sunday Salons.)
Organizes and participates in an annual lobby day in Albany, New York. Lobbying includes in-person meetings between FCLNY and legislators on targeted policy issues as well as coordinated media outreach.
Thank you to all of our Region One (Buffalo) and Region Four (Albany) supporters for making this happen! Please consider donating, if you haven't already. Only together can we change this world for life and for peace!
Women's Guide to Healthcare NY Brochure
Introducing a Women's Guide to Healthcare NY (WGH)!
This brochure (and forthcoming phone app) provides a detailed listing of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Buffalo and Rochester, to start. FQHCs often provide more comprehensive and affordable healthcare services than Planned Parenthood (PP), where women sometimes go for standard healthcare and then return to when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. FQHCs do not provide abortion. The WGH represents an effort to move women away from utilizing PP where other non-abortion related heath centers and services exist. The WGH is a project of Feminists Choosing Life of New York and Feminists For Non Violent Choices.
Please reach out for copies or with any questions.
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FEMINISTS CHOOSING LIFE OF NEW YORK AND GLOBAL CENTURION
SEX TRAFFICKING, FEMALE POVERTY AND FEMINISM
The executive directors of FCLNY and Global Centurion (GC) are conducting a lecture series at colleges and universities throughout New York in 2019-2020, titled, Sex Trafficking, Female Poverty and Feminism: The Quest for Equality. Laura Lederer, JD, executive director and founder of GC is one of the world’s premier experts in human trafficking. She currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert on Human Trafficking for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Trafficking in their Office of Trafficking in Persons and the Family Youth Services Bureau.
The lecture, which includes a Q & A, provides a general outline of the nature and scope of the problem of human trafficking in the U.S. It briefly addresses federal and New York State laws that apply to sex trafficking, the health consequences of sex trafficking on females, including coerced abortion, and how federal, state and private sector policy and practices can better address human trafficking. In addition, the lecture explores the phenomenon of sex trafficking within the contours of modern feminism and human rights.
The lecture’s design provides empirical information and unique analysis. It is crafted to inspire students to comprehensively and critically think about several of the most pressing matters of our time.