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[personal profile] watersword2010-05-14 01:27 pm

volunteer opportunity in NYC

If anyone's looking for an awesome volunteer opportunity, the Doula Project is recruiting at the moment.
The Doula Project is a pro-choice New York City-based organization that was started in 2007 to provide free services to lower-income individuals across the spectrum of pregnancy. It was founded by pro-choice doulas and reproductive justice activists, two of whom currently serve as the Project Co-Coordinators. The Project is a volunteer led and run organization that trains and manages its own doula base. We currently have 3 programs that serve the greater NYC area:

  1. To provide doula care to people facing abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth (in partnership with a Manhattan Public Hospital and Planned Parenthood Brooklyn). You do not have to be a birth doula to serve as an abortion doula. We train our own volunteers on this component of care.

  2. To provide doula care to people choosing adoption (in partnership with Spence Chapin Adoption Agency). Please be a trained birth doula to apply. We do not require a lot of experience, only a formal training with an established doula certifying program.

  3. To provide doula care on a case by case basis to lower-income individuals who are not affiliated with either of our partner organizations. Please be a trained birth doula to apply. We do not require a lot of experience, only a formal training with an established doula certifying program.


We are recruiting doulas for all components of our mission, though priority is given to those who are interested in being both Birth and Abortion Doulas. While you are not required to serve as a doula for all components, you are expected to support the mission and values of the entire project
and the work each individual doula engages in. You are also expected to attend all components of our training. We encourage you to apply for all components of our work!

details & application below the cut )
I'm unaffiliated with the Project, just on their mailing list, just FYI.

Opera?

My friend bailed on me at the last minute. I have an extra ticket for the Barber of Seville at the Met tonight at 8pm. I'm at the hail mary desperation point, so does anybody want to see an opera tonight?
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[personal profile] watersword2009-05-06 06:43 pm

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Anyone know anything about the Harlem-area greenmarkets? I'm a greenmarket addict, and whilst apartment/cat-sitting for a friend at 157th/Broadway, I refuse to go without my fix. But it's juuuust early enough in the season that I may starve if I go depend on them and go in blind.
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[personal profile] hatman2009-04-25 05:11 am

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Hate to do this, but... My sleep schedule shifts around a lot. It's hard to predict. And it's been moving faster than expected. I'm not entirely sure what it'll be like a week from today, but I'm going to sleep at 6am today, and that's only going to get later. I think I'm going to be asleep at 9pm on May 2.

If anyone's interested in going forward with the plans, such as they are, by all means do.

This is really disappointing for me, but there isn't much I can do about it without exhausting myself and ruining the whole week.

Still, there'll be other opportunities. Full site launch, for example. And maybe some other get-togethers, if we decide to make them happen. We shall see.
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[personal profile] hatman2009-04-21 08:00 pm

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No comments on the last entry, huh? And still only 4 votes.

How about this, then?

Friday, May 1. 9pm.

UPDATE: Saturday, May 2. 9pm.

At a coffeeshop or some such TBD.

That work? Would you come?

Please comment and let me know your thoughts on the matter, whatever they are.
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[personal profile] hatman2009-04-19 11:21 pm

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Hmm. I had originally been thinking of a get-together to celebrate the actual launch. But it's looking like people would prefer the weekend. Which makes sense. (In which case, maybe we don't need the laptops? Or is that just crazy talk?)

Hoping for some more votes in the poll, but I guess we'll see. Meantime, any further thoughts/suggestions welcome.
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[personal profile] hatman2009-04-17 09:05 am

Open Beta Party Poll

Poll #88 Open Beta Party
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 5

What day to meet?

Wed, 4/29
2 (40.0%)

Thu 4/30
2 (40.0%)

Fri 5/1
4 (80.0%)

Sat 5/2
5 (100.0%)

Sun 5/3
4 (80.0%)

What time to meet?

Afternoon
0 (0.0%)

Early evening
4 (80.0%)

Late evening
4 (80.0%)

Whatever
1 (20.0%)

Where to meet? (Assume free WiFi)

Coffee shop
4 (100.0%)

Bar/lounge
2 (50.0%)

Restaurant
1 (25.0%)

Hotel
0 (0.0%)

Public hotspot
2 (50.0%)

Other
1 (25.0%)

Level of interest

I might drop in
0 (0.0%)

I'd enjoy it, if there were enough people
0 (0.0%)

I think I'd like to
3 (60.0%)

I really want to
2 (40.0%)

Dude! I am so there!!
0 (0.0%)



(With thanks to the Poll Creator!)
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[personal profile] hatman2009-04-15 04:40 pm

Open Beta party?

Well, hopefully people are interested. We'll need to figure out roughly how many people. And then find a venue. Preferably with internet access. And desk space. And outlets. I mean, sure, we'll be there to hang out and meet each other, but let's be realistic. This is the kind of party you bring your laptop to. (How else are we all going to buy accounts the moment the payment system comes online?)

Thoughts?