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THE CWHC UPDATE is a twice-monthly bulletin that includes info on CWHC events and take-action items.

In This Update
  • - #TeamCWHC: Woah! They Did It!
    - Meet Mary: CWHC Nurse Practitioner
    - Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair
    - Sadie Hawkins Style Ride 2014!
    - You're Invited: A Boy Like Me Release Party
    - Primary Care at CWHC!

#TeamCWHC: Woah! They Did It!

They did it! Together, Lindsey Hewitt, Jill Rahn, Keesha Harris, and Dory Quinlan raised $5,555 to support compassionate, collaborative, and comprehensive health care at CWHC! Oh, and while they were at it, they ran 26.2 miles at the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (not to mention the hundreds of training miles!).

We are so grateful for our team of runners and the countless hours they spent running, educating their communities about CWHC's work, and building their own communities of supporters. We are in awe of their athleticism, commitment, and incredible attitudes. 

Want to learn how you can be a part of Team CWHC in 2015? Email Katie Vogel for more information.


Meet Mary: CWHC Nurse Practitioner


Meet Mary Bowman, CWHC's newest Nurse Practitioner who brings a critical analysis of health care to CWHC's Clinical Services and Primary Care.

Q. What drew you to be part of CWHC, as one of our first-ever Nurse Practitioners?
A. Prior to embarking on my nursing career, I was a CWHC client and experienced the amazing level of respect and compassion which characterizes our care here. When I chose to pursue nursing, CWHC remained my pinnacle example of the ideal care setting and care model. Feminist, trans-friendly, sex-positive, education-predominant care is unfortunately a rarity in our health system, and so CWHC stands out as a revolutionary safe space which jives with my politics and philosophy of care.

Q. Tell us one interesting fact about you.
A. I worked on a chainsaw crew in the San Andres Mountains in southern New Mexico before my nursing program began.
Q. Who is your feminist shero? Why?
A. Audre Lorde has been a very significant scholar and poet for me. I always return to the essays in Sister Outsider when I need clarification or insight into how to continue engaging in the struggle. Before entering health care, I studied writing and wrote poetry, so her dual status as a poet and a Black feminist theorist (not to mention her myriad of other identities & contributions to our movement) has strongly resonated with my own experience of the overlap of art and activism.

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Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair: November 22nd

Looking for curricula, resources, and Chicago-based organizations supporting social justice education? The 13th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair, scheduled for Saturday, November 22nd, from 10am-4pm, will provide not only workshops and exhibits, but also networking opportunities for Chicago's educators, facilitators, and youth allies.

The Fair, coordinated by Teachers for Social Justice (TSJ), will be held at North-Grand High School, at 4338 West Wabansia. Check out TSJ's video to learn more about the TSJ Curriculum Fair. Interested in sharing your curriculum or resources? Apply to exhibit or present today! Be sure to register for the fair, by clicking here. For more information contact TSJ via email.

Address: 1025 W. Sunnyside
Chicago, IL 60640 (map)

Hours: Open daily,
9A - 4P, by appointment

Phone: 773.935.6126

Sadie Hawkins Style Ride 2014!

Sadie Hawkins Style Ride is back again! 
Grab a partner, your bike, an awesome costume, and join us at Palmer Square Park at 3pm on Saturday, November 8th! The race ends at Cole's Bar, where we'll reward our top teams, fastest couples, and the riders with the slickest style.
If you throw in a couple extra bucks for your favorite health center, you'll get one of our awesome shirts! Click here to learn more about the ride. Still hoping to register? Click here!

You're Invited:  A Boy Like Me  Release Party

CWHC invites you to dance the night away in celebration of author Jennie Wood's new young adult novel, A Boy Like MeJennie's recently released novel tells the story of trans* teenager Peyton and his pursuit of high school love in Southern America. Join Jennie and CWHC at the launch dance party and hear Jennie read an excerpt from A Boy Like Me

When: Thursday, November 6th, 8pm-12am, 9pm reading
Where: Late Bar, 3534 West Belmont  

Donations and a percentage of the evening's book sales will go benefit CWHC!  Learn more about and order A Boy Like Me here. To check out Jennie's previously released comic series, Flutterclick here.

Primary Care at CWHC!

Are you looking for a long-term partner in health care? CWHC's Primary Care services provide clients with ongoing health education and care, in order to support individuals' growing and changing health care needs. Our Nurse Practitioners work to provide CWHC's standard of client-centered, compassionate, and collaborative care in addressing preventative care, acute concerns, and chronic health needs.

To learn more about the role of a Nurse Practitioner, click here. Read more about our sliding scale options here. To schedule an appointment, call CWHC at 773-935-6126! Your long-term health care relationship can start today!