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November 11th, 2011

The UWVC (United War Veterans Council) is seeking volunteers for the parade! Click Continue to find out more information. continue

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Dear Woodhull Community,

Now is the perfect time to Donate! Have your $10 donation doubled by JustGive.org for a period of 10 days beginning October 10th to celebrate JustGive.org’s 10 Year Anniversary!

The Woodhull Board has always been committed to not turning away qualified applicants for our programming due to their inability to pay.  But we need your help to continue to provide the training and support that women need to be able to succeed.  We need your help to continue to bring the opinions and voices of women into the public forum.  We need your help to help us improve our interactive community portals.  We need your help to expand our mentorship program.  We need your help to continue to train generations of ethical women leaders regardless of their ability to pay!

Starting Sunday October 10th through October 20th, Please visit


and search for “The Woodhull Institute” and click on the Donate Button next to the first result.

A single donation from each donor will qualify for the additional $10 from JustGive. Donations as small as $10 are accepted. Monthly recurring donations will be matched for the first month only.

Please share this link with friends and family,
post to facebook, twitter, and as many places as you’d like!
Let’s take this wonderful opportunity to support Woodhull and help provide scholarships for more women leaders!
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The Woodhull Institute is proud to suport NOW-NYC for their upcoming event:

Supersexxxed: Porn and Pop Culture

Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 PM

The National Organization for Women in NYC hosts internationally acclaimed activist, scholar and social critic Gail Dines, author of Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality. Whether it’s film, television, music videos or magazine ads – you name it – our visual landscape has been “pornified.” Gail’s perspective on the industrialization of porn, now a $96 billion dollar industry, is not to be missed. Join us for what promises to be an eye-opening conversation on how porn is changing our culture, relationships and sexuality. Please note: this presentation will contain graphic images.

Suggested donation: $5 for NOW-NYC members & students | $15 for non-members
Reserve your seat with an advance online donation at www.nownyc.org or RSVP to 212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Event Location: 434 West 33rd Street, Penthouse Conference Center & Terrace
Subway: A, C, E to 34th Street

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Successes and Challenges of Women in Leadership Roles in Traditionally Male-Dominated Environments
A Forum on the Empowerment of Women
Wednesday – 15 September 2010
1:00 – 2:45 PM
United Nations Church Center
777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor – Boss Room
(44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues)


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by Donna Decker, Woodhull Alumna

Originally posted to Ms. Magazine Blog on September 1st, 2010

“Women I admire have gone through hell to get their work out there,” Erica Jong told us this past weekend. “I’d like to change that for you.”

Despite its sale of 20 million copies worldwide, Jong’s 1973 feminist novel Fear of Flying provoked a backlash, the vestiges of which still own a sliver of Jong’s soul. She quotes verbatim the vitriol of critic Paul Theroux, who called Jong’s heroine, Isadora Wing, “a mammoth pudenda.”

Yet here is Jong nearly 40 years later, having gone through hell, trying to set forth a cooler path for women writers. She and Barbara Victor–the first person to interview Moammar Ghadaffi after the American bombing in Libya in 1986–acted as facilitators for the Master Class Writers Retreat at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership in Ancramdale, New York. The institute is named after Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the U.S. in 1872, 48 years before women could vote.


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On August 19, 2010- the non- profit organization Fashion Fights Cancer will host its first event at the Audi Forum at 250 Park Avenue in NYC from 6:30pm – 11:30pm. The fashion and shopping event hosted by recording artist, actress, and model, Suzy Malick,  and a special guest appearance will be made by Casey Gillespie, Editor and Chief of Zink Magazine. The night’s event will feature ten of the world’s leading fashion designers including Tadashi Shoji, Whistle Flute and Byron Lars; the designers will showcase pieces from their current collection, and these pieces will be available for purchase at the sample sale event.

Proceeds will benefit I’m Too Young for Cancer Foundation and The Cancer Research Institute. General admission tickets are $50.00 and a portion of the ticket price will go toward the purchase of any item available at the sample sale. VIP tickets are $250. Both general and VIP tickets can be purchased at the official website: fashionfightscancer.com.

So, come out and be a fashionista for the evening it is for a great cause!

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The Woodhull Institute is proud to partner with Paradigm Shift NYC in hosting a screening and discussion event of Body Typed, a series of short films that use humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Featuring Jesse Epstein, Sundance Award-Winning Filmmaker. Here are the details!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th at 6:30 pm
Just outside the Feminist District

The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Times Square

Cost: $12 students/ pre-paid, $15 at door

Watch the trailer and read more information after the jump.  Hope to see you there!


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A message from Woodhull Alumna and stand-up comedian, Karith Foster:

I have some SUPER COOL news. Comedy Central is seriously considering me for my half-hour special (finally!!!) but they need to see a tape of my latest and greatest stand-up. So I am producing a show to get a DVD to send on to them. Because this came together quickly I have to get them a DVD quickly so this is all happening next Saturday 8/14 at 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Room on 34 W.22nd btwn 5th & 6th….This is still going to be a REAL comedy show with some of my favorite comics opening for me then I will be headlining it. Normally they charge $20 per ticket, I was able to get the cover to $10. I care more about having people I love in the audience for this special night than making any money.

So here are the details linearly:
What: Karith Foster DVD taping (to submit to Comedy Central)
When: Saturday August 14th, 2010 @ 9:30pm
Where: The Metropolitan Room 34 W.22nd btwn 5th &6th Aves
How much: $10
How to make reservations: 212-206-0440 Call OR Go on-line to: www.metropolitanroom.com

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These days, there are so many voices in the media talking about money – from Wall Street traders to small business owners to disaster survivors.  But where – and how — do the worlds of wealth and poverty collide?  Join us for an evening dedicated to breaking down these complicated issues and exploring the relationship between them.  With a multimedia presentation, a local expert on poverty and wealth inequality, and an opportunity to tap into the knowledge and perspectives in our own midst, you will leave this interactive evening with new information, new questions and likely new friends.  Let’s Listen — Learn – and Talk About Money!

Date: Thursday, July 29th

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, 5th Floor

Address: 7 East 10th Street (map)

To register: Visit http://planetmoney.eventbrite.com.

This event is brought to you by the Pursue City Team. For more information, contact newyorkcityteam@gmail.com.

Pursue sparks and sustains social change by channeling the unlimited passion and potential of Jewish change-makers in their 20s and 30s into action for a more just world.

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Hi All!

We thought this event may be of interest to the Woodhull Community!

NOW-NYC presents:

Glass Shattered: Breaking Through to Your Potential

Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 PM

Three top black women executives tell-all on making it to the top and what you can learn from their experiences to get ahead in your own career. Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Elaine Meryl Brown, motivational speaker and career coach Marsha Haygood, and Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc., Rhonda Joy McClean, authors of the New York Times best seller Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women, share their indispensable advice for women on all rungs of the ladder.

As dynamic and successful high-powered black female executives who have been there and done that, Elaine, Marsha and Rhonda offer straightforward and prescriptive advice and want to help you tap into your leadership potential. Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made. They will show you how to make it to the top, one rung at a time.

Pre-event networking mixer with wine and cheese at 6:00pm | Event starts at 6:30 pm

RSVP: 212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Event Location: 150 W. 28th Street, Suite 304 @7th Avenue, NYC
Subway: 1, R, W, 6 to 28th Street

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