Habitat for Humanity of the Inland Empire’s Project Women’s Build

At our virtual meeting in October, we voted to support Habitat for Humanity of the Inland Empire’s project Women’s Build, which is accepting donations through October 31st.  For every donation of $10, you will receive a commemorative mask and a $5 gift certificate to the Restore Design Center in Temecula.

Send the receipt to our chapter email Riverside.Cty.NOW@gmail.com, and we will match those donations up to $100.

Donate online to the project here:

http://www.habitativ.org/womensbuild

Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause!

October 22nd Zoom Meeting

We hope you will join us at our October 22nd Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm in the comfort of your home.  We will be uplifted by two incredible women who left their homelands with their families, for a better life in the USA. As citizens now, let’s experience their journey as they share their stories. Ana Gonzalez from Mexico, current President of Chicano/Latino Democratic Caucus and Maliha Williamson, RC NOW Legislative Chair from Pakistan.

Members and guests will receive an updated email from our Communication’s Chair to our Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting.

Thank you for your support!

Indigenous Women Breaking the Silence with Mary Ann Andreas

Sunday, August 2nd, 11 AM – 12:30 PM

 Indigenous Women Breaking the Silence with Mary Ann Andreas

California NOW and Riverside County NOW host Mary Ann Andreas of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Mary Ann serves on the Morongo Tribal Council and Chairs the Native American Caucus for the CA Democratic Party.

Join us for a discussion on the issues of domestic violence within the tribal community and missing Indigenous women. Here Her Story as we listen to form a bridge.

You may join the Zoom meeting by going to the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88031639295?pwd=VUwzM1p2Ty9FczRpS0FNNnh6UndVQT09.
Please note the following information:
Meeting ID: 880 3163  9295
Password: 285 162

We hope you will join us!

July 23rd Zoom Meeting

Please mark your calendar for our July 23rd Zoom meeting starting at 7:00 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Jenn Carson discussing “Tools to Persist: Coping with Stress During a Pandemic”.  Jenn Carson has been on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, Marie Claire Magazine and Huffington Post.  Jenn shared her journey as a 9 year old suicidal daughter of a convicted murderer, to a mental health advocate who runs a county-wide suicidal hotline.  Jenn has a degree from Baylor University and a M.A. in Counseling from George Washington University. She also serves on the board of Women’s March CA and is the Co-Chair of Women’s March Inland Empire.

Members and guests will receive an updated email from our Communication’s Chair to our Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting.

We hope you will join us!

June 25th Zoom Meeting

We hope you will join us at our June 25th Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm in the comfort of your home.  Our CA NOW President, Kolieka Seigle will be sharing and discussing our current feminist movements, BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement & intersectionality within CA NOW.  We’ll also discuss the book Wordslut:

Members and guests will receive an updated email from our Communication’s Chair to our Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting.

Thank you for your support!

 

Book Discussion for June 25th Meeting

At our June 25th meeting via Zoom,we will be discussing the book Wordslut by Amanda Montell.  Kolieka Seigle, California NOW President, will participate in the discussion and share her experiences as a feminist.  Information for participating in the meeting will be sent to Riverside County NOW members later in June.  We hope you can join us.

May 28th Zoom Meeting

We thank those of you who participated in our May Riverside County NOW meeting.  Our guest speaker, Bhavi Shah, Affiliate Director of I Support The Girls (ISTG), shared information about ISTG.  The mission of  ISTG is to collect and distribute menstrual hygiene products and bras for women experiencing poverty or distress so they can stand with dignity.  Riverside County NOW will be doing a drive to collect needed items. The drive will last until June 18. Items can be given to Secretary Muro (contact at denisemuro@yahoo.com to arrange pickup).

April 23rd Zoom Meeting

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In response to guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, Riverside County NOW General Membership meetings will be held via Zoom until advised otherwise by the CDC.

We hope you will join us at our April 23rd Zoom meeting at 6:00 pm in the comfort of your home.  We’ll discuss updates from Nationals and CA NOW amidst COVID-19. Dr. W Long from Option House has been invited to tell us what the needs of the domestic shelter are!  Also, we want to share info on making donations to organizations in need. Our activism will not stop!

Paid members only: You will receive an updated email from our Communication’s Chair to our Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting.

Also, Riverside County NOW will be hosting a webinar regarding endorsements on April 26th starting at 9:00 am.  Details will soon be published to the general membership via our website, http://riversidecountynow.com.

Thank you for your support!

March 26th Meeting Canceled

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The Riverside County NOW meeting scheduled for March 26th has been canceled due to concern regarding the outbreak of “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).  The Executive Board has decided to be extra cautious in an effort to protect the health of its members and the community.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

I Support The Girls (ISTG) Organization

 

While many charitable organizations are able to provide food, books and clothing, there was still a need in the provision of feminine hygiene products and undergarments for women.  The I Support The Girls (ISTG) organization works to bridge this gap.  The mission of this organization is to collect and distribute menstrual hygiene products and bras for women experiencing poverty or distress so they can stand with dignity. A woman should not have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health. 

Bhavi, Diya and Shreya Shah volunteer to serve as the Orange County and Riverside Affiliate Director and Junior  Affiliate Directors for this organization.  I Support the Girls helps procure feminine hygiene products and bras for women and girls in need via individual donations, group collection drives, and business collaborations. Leveraging social media, we reach out to our community and receives an outpouring of donations from women throughout Southern California. In the last two years, ISTG OCR has worked with Synchrony Financial, Soma Intimates in South Coast Plaza, Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach, Daughters of the American Revolution as well as private citizens that mail donations to her PO box and two drop off locations in Orange County.  We have had the privilege to work with and provide feminine hygiene products to many charitable organizations in Southern California including Share A Meal homeless outreach in Los Angeles; WISE Place women’s shelter;  The Mental Health Association of Orange County; Orangewood Foundation; Girls Inc; Her Place women’s shelter and San Ysidro Health Community Clinics in San Diego to name a few.  In the last two years, I Support the Girls Orange County and Riverside, has collected and distributed over 80,000 feminine hygiene products and over 1000 bras for women and girls in need in our community.

At our March 26th meeting, Riverside County NOW will be collecting new feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons, and pantiliners) and gently used bras for women in need. Please bring as many of these items as you are able to support women and girls in poverty and distress.