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"This opportunity was brought to you courtesy of feminism." -- Marie C. Wilson, President and Founder, The White House Project

All events are located in Rochester, NY unless otherwise noted.

March 30
7:00 pm

Addiction, Recovery, and the Failed War on Drugs: A Community Dialogue with Jose Benitez
Josez Benitez is a SUNY Brockport graduate and the Executive Director of Prevention Point, Philadelphia, an agency founded by ACT UP activists in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. College at Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St. Paul St. Free and discounted parking. Organized by the Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance.

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April 1
9:30 am-
Noon

The Truth About Islam
A discussion on Islam with Dr. Khalid and Sabeeha Rehman, author of Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim. They will discuss women in Islam, family life, the Quran, Shariah, and the Shia-Sunni divide. Co-sponsored by Rochester NOW. AAUW Perkins Mansion, 494 East Ave. RSVP to Gaynelle. Free and open to the public.

If you can't make the morning discussion there will be a book reading at 3 pm at Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave.

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April 3
Noon
2:00 pm

Anthony Museum Monday Lecture Series
Dr. Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, Assoc. Professor of History, Eastman School of Music, will speak on "Susan B. Anthony, Transatlantic Travel, and the International Council of Women." Luncheon at noon ($25) or tea at 2:00 pm ($15). Carriage House, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St. To register, call 585-279-7490 x10 or reserve online.

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April 4

Equal Pay Day
April 4 symbolizes how longer into 2017 women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. For women of color, Latinas, and women with disabilities, the dates go even farther into 2017.

See attached flier for what you can do..

To point out this economic unjustice and to give women a break, two local coffee shops will be charging women less for coffee on April 4. Men will be charged either the regular price or more for their coffee.

On Equal Pay Day stop by one of these coffee shops:

Coffee Connection, Coffee with a Cause!
681 South Ave.
The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair trade, organic coffee to retail and wholesale customers.

1872 Cafe
431 W. Main St.
In the heart of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, the 1872 Cafe is located right next to the site where Susan B. and her three sisters voted illegally on November 5, 1872.

While you're drinking your coffee, write/call/email members of Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Tell your friends how important it is to strengthen federal laws. (Search online for more information about the Paycheck Fairness Act.)

Sponsored by Rochester NOW.


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April 17
7:00 pm

Rochester NOW Meeting
First Unitarian Church, Room 110, 220 Winton Rd. South.

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April 18
8:00 am

YWCA Stand Against Racism Breakfast & Conference
Radisson Rochester Riverside, 120 E. Main St. Sponsored by Rochester YWCA. See website for more information and to register.

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