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The National Council of Jewish Women, founded in 1895, is a membership organization informed by Jewish values and committed to creating meaningful action at the local and state levels to help those most in need, and provide "tikkun olam" (repairing the world) and justice for all. Together more than 5,000 members and supporters — across nationalities, religions, genders, and backgrounds, work to improve the lives of women, children, and families by advancing social and economic justice through education, advocacy, and community service.
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n the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Seven women were arrested and charged. The accused were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves Jane.

Why is this relevant to our work today? While the recent court decision has stopped short of making abortions illegal everywhere, it no longer protects the right to have an abortion in Missouri and many other states. Now that we live in a post-Roe world, The Janes helps us envision the enormous potential for collective action to ensure abortion access.

Prior to the screening, award-winning journalist Charles Jaco will give a brief introduction about his connection to The Janes. At the conclusion of the film, Stacey Newman of ProgressWomen will share information on how you can take action to support access to abortion.

The event is free of charge, but registration is required. There are no walk-ins. Doors will open at 6:30, the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 24 hours must be shown at the door. To RSVP visit: conta.cc/3Peslzi
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August Lunch & Learn: The History of Journalism in St. Louis with Saint Louis Public Radio's Bill Freivogel

When: Thursday, August 18 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

St. Louis has a rich history of journalism that most of us tend not to think about when we are watching the weather forecast or listening to our favorite radio station. We may be familiar with Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who founded the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Pulitzer paved the way for newspapers across the country and used his influence to advocate on behalf of immigrants. But there has to be more, right?

To help us learn about the history of journalism in St. Louis, NCJWSTL is excited to welcome Bill Freivogel, professor in the Southern Illinois University School of Journalism, contributor to St. Louis Public Radio and publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review. Previously, he was director of the Journalism School. Before SIU, Freivogel worked 34 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he was Assistant Washington Bureau Chief and Deputy Editorial Editor.

Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at jbernstein@ncjwstl.org
RSVP to attend via Zoom bit.ly/August22LnL
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