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

In This Update
  • - Collaboraction Collaboration
    - 26.2 Miles for Revolutionary Health Care
    - Welcome, Interns (Part 2)
    - Fertilidad Consciente
    - Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair
    - Giving Tuesday 2016
    - Amazon shopper AND CWHC supporter?

Collaboraction Collaboration

The Mars Assignment is a new play written and directed by Ronan Marra, co-created by Elsa Hiltner, and presented by Collaboraction Theatre. The play that takes a look at those living with depression and the loved ones around them, resulting in a story that is compelling, moving, and opens the door to how we perceive and relate to others who are not be so different from ourselves. Every performance is followed by an open discussion with co-creator Elsa Hiltner, a representative from NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), and special guests from our other community partners.

Chicago Women's Health Center is proud to be a community partner for this production and we will have representatives from our counseling team participating in a conversation surrounding this new and exciting piece of theatre at the following performances:

Sunday, November 13th at 3pm (featuring Mary Madrake, Intern, and Lee Jacobs Riggs, Staff Counselor)

Friday, November 18th at 7:30pm (featuring Susan Manning, Intern, and Tina Lee, Staff Counselor)

Friends of CWHC can receive a 15% discount by using the code PARTNER. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit See you at the show!

26.2 Miles for Revolutionary Health Care

Do you want to run the Chicago Marathon AND support accessible, compassionate health care at the same time? CWHC is once again an Official Charity Organization for the Bank of America Marathon, and we're thrilled to start accepting Team CWHC members for the 2017 race!

Team CWHC is made up of runners of all experience levels who help to raise funds that are essential to ensuring that our services remain available and affordable. By committing to fundraise $1,500 between now and race day (October 8, 2017), team members receive guaranteed entry in the marathon, great support, and an awesome team jersey in return!

Interested in joining Team CWHC for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, or know someone who might be? Contact Sarah Rebecca, our Team CWHC organizer, at

Welcome, Interns (Part 2)

Classes are in full-swing across the city for our Outreach & Education Team! This year, they are being aided in bringing sexual health and healthy relationship education to students across Chicago by Micquel, our dedicated OE intern. Micquel is a second year student in UIC's Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health.

What interested you about CWHC?
The feminist health model, trans services offered, and affordable health care.

What are you most looking forward to, in your time with CWHC?
I look forward to evaluating the data from the sexual health education classes and helping to continually improve the OE program in any ways that I can!

Who do you look to for feminist inspiration?
I look to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for feminist inspiration because she is defying the standards of beauty and what it means to be a woman. She shares her experiences as an African in America and how that differs from an African-American, and she has expressed her journey as a feminist despite the beginning of this journey being plagued with finding the right balance between femininity and traditionally masculine characteristics.

We're so happy to have you with us, Micquel!

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

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

Phone: 773.935.6126

Fertilidad Consciente

Únete a lxs educadorxs de la salud de CWHC para discutir cómo conectar con tu cuerpo para un mejor entendimiento de la menstruación y la fertilidad.

Ven a este taller, independientemente de tu (o no) relación con tu etapa de fertilidad. Este taller está abierto a cualquier, y todos los cuerpos e identidades. ¡Apodérate de tu cuerpo a través del aprendizaje!

Los talleres se ofrecen en una escala ajustada a ingresos, desde $100 - $25 por persona. No se rechaza a nadie en base a su capacidad de pago.

Fechas: 17 de Noviembre
Hora: 6-8pm
Dónde: CWHC

Para obtener más información acerca de esta clase o para establecer un plan de pago, por favor, visita nuestro sitio web o póngase en contacto con Jacoba Cruz-Rodríguez, Educadora de Salud, a o llame al 773-935-6126 x230.

Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair

The Outreach & Education Team is gearing up for the 2016 Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 10am-4pm. Join social justice educators at Uplift High School (900 W. Wilson) for a day of workshops, talks, and exhibits focusing on the theme, "Defund Policing: Fund Schools and Communities."

For more information or to register for the fair, visit the Teachers for Social Justice website.

Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday is November 29th! Stop by our web site or Facebook page for a special look at our work, and the difference your support makes.

Amazon shopper AND CWHC supporter?

If you use Amazon Smile and choose CWHC as your charity, we get a small donation from your purchase! You're giving two gifts at once! And you can designate us with just a few clicks.