LUNCH WITH SANDRA FLUKE
Who can ever forget the bizarre, misogynistic attack by Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke, calling her a slut and a prostitute because she advocated for her university to be required to include birth control as part of its student health services. And who can forget how proud we all were of her when she stood up to the bully with poise and intelligence, showing him to be a ridiculous clown.
As an advocate for women's rights, Sandra was blocked by right-wing Republicans from testifying before Congress on whether religious universities should be exempt from Obamacare's mandate that health plans include contraception. We all likely recall the outrageous photos of the many men, and no women, who were permitted to testify on this question involving women's health. Sandra did meet with the Democratic members of Congress to explain her position, a meeting that generated in the Limbaugh attack.
This absurdist theater brought Sandra to our attention, but she's so much more than a victim of Limbaugh's rants. She remains a strong advocate and spokesperson for women's rights, particularly reproductive rights. Now a practicing attorney, She has recently announced she will be run for a seat in the California Senate.
Monday, April 21
11:30-1:30 (reception at 11:30, lunch starts at noon)
UCI University Club
801 Peltason, Irvine
REMEMBER: 2014 WIL dues are payable as of January 1. To get the WIL member rate, please renew your membership before the lunch (use the membership reminder email sent to your earlier to renew - it has all your data).
WIL Members: $30
Sustaining Members: Free
Leadership Members: Free plus one free guest
Free if you join as a New Member either online when you make your reservation (go to “Join WIL” tab) or at the lunch.
Vegetarian option available
RSVP BY THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Click Here to Register, or contact Pam Gilmour at 949.640.6480 AND mail your check, payable to Women in Leadership to Pam at 2 Singletree Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660. Make sure your check arrives by Thursday, April 17 so we can hold your place. Please call Pam if you have any questions.
1. If you reserved and paid for a lunch, you will receive a refund if you cancel by the last day to RSVP on the invitation.
2. If you attend without prior payment, whether or not you have made a reservation, the cost at the door will be an additional $10.
3. We normally have space for walk-ins, especially at the University Club, but we are unable to guarantee space for you if you do not reserve your seat.
801 E Peltason Dr
Irvine, CA 92697
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