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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
  • - Art for Advocacy: Support INCITE! 
    - Know Your 2015 Candidates
    - New PCOM Acupuncture Externs
    - Join Us: Outreach and Development Internships
    - Race and Feminism: Where Do You Stand?
    - Health Care Access for Incarcerated Youth
    - Free Legal Support through SWOP-Chicago

Art for Advocacy: Support INCITE!

Want to support INCITE! Color of Violence 4 Conference, Beyond the State: Inciting Transformative Possibilities? Buy a Radicalphabet poster at CWHC! 

CWHC is now selling posters, created by The L is for Liberation Collective. The Chicago-based collective, co-founded by CWHC Counselor Lee Jacobs Riggs, fuses social justice values with original art! We will be donating all proceeds to the March 26th-March 29th COV4. 

Learn more about INCITE! and their anti-violence work through dialogue, organizing, and direct action. Be sure to check out their resources and nation-wide chapters working to end violence against women of color, trans* people of color, and queer people of color on individual and community levels.

Interested in attending COV4? Click here to register today!

Join Us: Outreach and Development Internships

Looking to collaborate with CWHC? We are excited to announce two internship opportunities beginning in the fall of 2015! Both the Outreach & Education Committee and the Administrative Committee are looking for second-year graduate students to join CWHC for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
If you are interested in contributing to comprehensive, sex-positive, and body-positive sexual health education in Chicago, check out our Outreach & Education Internship!
If you are hoping to explore innovative development, fundraising, and social media marketing approaches in the non-profit world, learn about our Development Internship!

Applications are due by 5pm CST on Sunday, March 15th. 

Know Your 2015 Candidates

In preparation for the February 24th Aldermanic and Mayoral Elections, ONE Northside urges voters to get to know candidates!

Join ONE Northside at the 46th Ward Candidates Forum on Sunday, February 15th. To RSVP, click here

On Tuesday, February 17th, ONE Northside will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Forum. Click here to register. 

To find your polling place for February 24th, click here. For more information regarding ONE Northside's events, call 773-769-3232 x22. For transportation arrangements, contact Vivien Tsou via email or at 773-769-3232 x14.

New PCOM Acupuncture Interns

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) and CWHC are excited to collaborate for another semester of acupuncture care! Welcome to masters-level acupuncture externs Veronica Reavis, Kara Schaub, Dana Ruben, Fara Harrington, and Megan Schmit. 

Each semester students from PCOM refine their skills by offering affordable services to CWHC clients while working under the supervision of licensed PCOM faculty. PCOM externs offer a wide array of treatments, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and moxabustion.

Interested in acupuncture? Services are offered on a sliding scale of $75-20 per session and can address a variety of chronic health care needs, stress-management, and acute concerns.

Click here for more information about CWHC's partnership with PCOM. Call 773-935-6126 to schedule today!

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

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

Phone: 773.935.6126

Race and Feminism: Where Do You Stand?

Join Chicago Foundation for Women and feminist leaders Mikki Kendall, Joy Messinger, and Ann Russo in discussing the intersections of race and feminism. Journalist and Columbia College Chicago professor Sylvia Ewing will guide the panel discussion. For more information about the event and the feature speakers, click here.

When: Tuesday, February 10th, from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street 

To register or for more information, contact Monique B. Jones via email or at 312-577-2813. To follow the conversation via Twitter, use #areuafeminist.

Health Care Access for Incarcerated Youth

Whether you are a health care provider, a service provider, a youth ally, or a community member, don't miss the two upcoming convenings on Healthcare Access for Incarcerated Youth. The Health & Medicine Court-Involved Youth Project invites participants to share best practices for coordinating care and to explore opportunities for future collaboration.

When: Wednesday, February 18th, from 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: Access Community Health Center, 5401 South Wentworth Avenue
Register Here

When: Wednesday, February 25th, from 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: PCC Austin Family Health Center
Register Here

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, along with the Chicago Area Health Education Center, invite you to health care justice conversations throughout February. All programs will be free and open to the public. For specifics regarding February program dates and times, click here

Free Legal Support through SWOP-Chicago

Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP)-Chicago and The Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) are collaborating to offer free legal representation to Chicago-area individuals involved in sex work.
Lam Ho, Harvard Law Graduate, will be providing free, full-service legal support on the second Sunday and third Monday of each month. For details regarding times and locations, click here. Legal education, advice, and representation services are open to individuals currently or formerly in the sex industry.

For more information, contact SWOP-Chicago via email or by calling 312-999-0056.