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  • Joy Messinger
    Thank you, Nebula! :) ... *Joy Messinger* Find me on the web Manager of Sexual Health Education, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent
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      Thank you, Nebula! :)

      Joy Messinger
      Find me on the web
      Manager of Sexual Health Education, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
      Treasurer, Invisible-to-Invincible Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago
      Board Secretary, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

      "That is why linking Love and Revolution is an idea whose time has come." -Grace Lee Boggs

      On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Nebula Li <nebula.m.li@...> wrote:

      Congratulations to our awesome i2i Point Person Joy Messinger for getting the Civic Engagement, Community Service, and Community Organizing Award from the Women & Gender Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)!!  See Affinity's awesome announcement below (as well as their upcoming events). We're so proud of you, Joy!!


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      From: AFFINITY. Chicago <executivedirector@...>
      Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM
      Subject: The Weekly Download 3/29/13
      To: nebula@...

      Dear Friend,
      This is your weekly update of Affinity activities and upcoming events. We hope you enjoy it. If you like what you see, click HERE to make a donation. Have a fantastic weekend!
      Scholars/BMO Harris Attend Alvin Ailey Performance
      BMO Harris staff, Affinity scholars, and other young people who attend Affinity programming had a night on the town Saturday, March 16th. They started with dinner and lively conversation at the Artist's Café, followed by the Alvin Ailey performance at the Auditorium Theatre. This activity is one of many that will take place throughout the year due to our new partnership with BMO Harris' Lion's Pride LGBT group.
      Affinity Seniors Host Health Insurance Workshop

      The Affinity Senior Group organized a very informative workshop that provided a detailed overview of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Joni Castleman, Community Relations Specialist, for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, led the presentation and answered questions. She also provided information packets for the group with additional resources. The Chicago Urban League generously provided space for the workshop. This was the first in a series of Aging & Retirement Resource workshops that will be held throughout the year. The Senior Group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at Affinity's office, 1424-28 E. 53rd St, Suite 306, Chicago, IL.

      Coalition Meets with Rep. Jan Schakowsky 

      Members of the LGBTQ Immigration Rights Coalition of Chicago met with Representative Jan Schakowsky this week to ask her to continue to push for inclusion of LGBT concerns in immigration reform legislation. Affinity has been a member of the coalition since 2011. Luis Ramon, a coalition member, has a very eloquent piece in this week's Windy City Times that illustrates the intersection of LGBT and immigration concerns. 

      Congratulations to Joy Messinger 

      Joy Messinger, Affinity supporter and Building Bridges Advisory Council member, is being honored with the Civic Engagement, Community Service, and Community Organizing Award from the Women & Gender Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The award is given to UIC alumnae engaged in social justice and community work. Joy is the manager of sexual health education at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and in her spare time is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, Invisible to Invincible, Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago, and the Chicago Foundation for Women Lesbian Leadership Council. She is also a birth dula. Congrats, Joy!

      Janet Mock Featured on MHP Show 

      This past Sunday, Janet Mock, a trans woman of color who is a writer and activist, was a panelist on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show talking about LGBTQ movements, intersections of issues, and how it is important that mainstream LGBTQ organizations move beyond marriage equality and address issues like health care, employment discrimination, racism, and other issues that disproportionately impact queer and transgender people of color. You can catch the discussion here.

      Blacklight Throwback
      Open Mic & Entertainment
      Saturday March 30th 2013
      7 - 9pm

      Riffs on "Queer"

      Mary's Attic
      5024 North Sheridan Road

      $15 Includes one drink
      50/50 Raffle $3 for 1 / $5 for 2
      Open Mics
      Cruel & Unusual
      Film Screening and Panel
      Tuesday April 2nd 2013
      6 - 8:30pm

      Cruel & Unusual

      Adler School for Proffessional Psychology
      Community Room
      17 N Dearborn Chicago, IL 60622

      Free and Open to the Public.
      TO REGISTER, email ce@....


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      Nebula Li
      University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2011
      Outreach Chair, Invisible 2 Invincible
      Co-Chair, Queer Caucus of National Lawyers Guild

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