Women's Medical Fund 16th Annual Spring Reception
Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Women’s Medical Fund 16th Annual Spring Reception
Celebrating a new generation of activists
Thursday May 19, 2011
Moore College of Art & Design Great Hall
20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
5:30-8:00 pm, sit-down program begins at 6:30
RSVP by May 13
Honoring the recipient of the 2011 Rosie Jimenez Award
In 1977 Rosie Jimenez, the single mother of a five-year-old girl, was the first woman to die of an illegal abortion as a result of the Hyde Amendment. It is in her memory that WMF honors a person or organization whose work provides women with access to safe, legal abortion. This year, WMF honors Steph Herold.
Steph Herold uses innovative approaches to online activism to advance reproductive justice, including a challenge for women to destigmatize abortion by sharing their experiences using Twitter, a blog for young people in the pro-choice movement, and IAmDrTiller.com, a website to celebrate the stories of abortion providers.
WMF welcomes featured speaker Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of Choice USA. Choice USA engages young people in creating and leading the way to sexual and reproductive justice for all by providing training, field mobilization and national leadership for a youth-driven agenda.
2011 Spring Reception Committee
Jean Hunt, co-chair
Claire Russ, co-chair
Judy Walker, WMF Development and Communications Manager
Women’s Medical Fund was founded in 1985 after the Pennsylvania legislature cut off Medicaid funding for abortions. WMF is the only organization in the Philadelphia area providing direct financial assistance to low-income women and teens who want to terminate a pregnancy but cannot afford the cost of a safe, legal abortion.
David S. Cohen
Jan. R. Figueira
Lisa Cordeiro Kricun
Tiffany A. Wilson
Susan Schewel, Executive Director