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Tuesday, April 2
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Clinic Access in New York

Pop International Galleries
The Atrium of the Citicorp Building
153 East 53rd Street
(between Lexington and Third Avenue)
at E/M/6 53rd Street transit hub
*Please note the gallery is located on the Atrium level of the Citicorp Building.
You will need to enter at the street level and proceed down the stairs/escalator.

Confirmed Speakers:

State Senator Liz Krueger

Sasha Ahuja
Director of Government Relations, Planned Parenthood New York City

Dr. Elaine Kang
Physicians for Reproductive Health

Moderated by:

Myra Batchelder
Independent Consultant and Advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice

 

About the Speakers

Myra Batchelder has over eleven years of experience leading programs and projects at international and national non-profits, with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Currently, she is an independent consultant working with non-profits and other entities.  She has consulted for a number of non-profits, including Ibis Reproductive Health, What Works for Women and Girls, and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, based at Family Care International. For the prior three years, Myra directed two national programs at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, based at NARAL Pro-Choice New York, working to expand reproductive health care access for low-income women and improve sex education policies. She also served as Policy Analyst for the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, a national public policy organization, and as Community Advocacy Manager at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, a national sex education organization. For her work at SIECUS, she was selected by Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV as one of the "Top 40 HIV/AIDS Activists Under 30" worldwide. After college she was awarded a competitive research fellowship at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, DC, working on the intersections of reproductive health and welfare reform. Myra served on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the New York Abortion Access Fund (including as Board Chair), and on the National Advisory Board for Raising Women’s Voices, a national health reform coalition. She currently serves as an Advisor for Global Health Corps.  In her free time, Myra co-founded the Repro Health Happy Hour, a monthly networking event for people working and interested in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice and other intersectional issues. The events began in New York City in 2004 and are now in 20 cities worldwide. Myra holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and spent her junior year at Oxford University. She graduated with her MPA from Harvard Kennedy School in May 2012.

State Senator Liz Krueger was first elected to the New York State Senate in a Special Election in February 2002. She is currently the ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of the Elections, Higher Education, Housing, Construction and Community Development, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and Rules Committees.  Senator Krueger is a strong advocate for tenants’ rights, affordable housing, improved access to health care and prescription drug coverage, social services, and more equitable funding for public education, including higher education. She has made reforming and modernizing New York State’s governmental and electoral processes and tax policy central goals of her legislative agenda.  Senator Krueger received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Policy and Human Development from Northwestern University and also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris Graduate School of Public Policy.

Sasha Ahuja is the Director of Government Relations at Planned Parenthood of New York City, where she oversees PPNYC’s lobbying, political and policy work, as well as supports strategic initiatives and both local and statewide community mobilization. Prior to PPNYC, Sasha spent almost a decade working in immigrant communities in New York City as a labor organizer and youth services provider. Trained as a grassroots organizer and community-directed policy professional, Sasha has worked with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, South Asian Youth Action, and with the Urban Justice Center. Sasha received her BA at Hunter College at the City University of New York and a MS in Social Work at Columbia University. Sasha also serves as a Steering Committee member at the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and trains the next generation of grassroots organizers with both People for the American Way and with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Dr. Elaine Kang is a native New Yorker and a Family Medicine physician who currently works at various sites in a mission-driven health organization in New York City.  Elaine provides full-scope family medicine services, including comprehensive reproductive health care in shelters, community health centers, and private practice.  She is also faculty teaching the next generation of family physicians. Dr. Kang is currently a Leadership Training Academy fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health.

 

About Pop International Galleries

POP International Galleries are unique galleries located on West Broadway and in midtown. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins, making POP International Galleries very much a part of the community at large. For more information visit www.PopInternational.com.