NCJWSTL Hot Topics Brunch

The Hot Topics Brunch is an advocacy event geared towards individuals who are tired of what they are seeing on TV and reading in the paper, and who want to take action. Attendees will learn how to get directly involved in current, pressing issues such as: • Reproductive justice • Immigration reform and the treatment of children at the border • Access to quality health care RSVP to Heather Silverman at hsilverman@ncjwstl.org or call 314-993-5181. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP’s are preferred to get an accurate count for brunch. This event is open to the public and members and nonmembers are...

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NCJW Couturier Cocktail Party

Annual event that kicks of the Couturier season at the Resale Shop.

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Advocacy in Action Lunch and Learn Series

2/15 Legislative Priorities – With the Legislative session getting underway, join NCJW for an overview of the bills we will be focused on – both supporting and opposing. Whether you plan to join one of our Lobby Days in Jefferson City or you’ll be expressing your opinions via letters and phone calls to your representatives, understanding the talking points on the various hot-button issues will help you make your voice heard in a more powerful and effective way. 3/15 School-to-Prison Pipeline. Black students are 4-6 times more likely to be suspended than their white peers, funneling many into the prison system and perpetuating cycle of poverty, low education attainment and structural inequities that span generations. Daniela Velazquez from the ACLU will share details of their initiative on unequal discipline and ways we can support those efforts and help improve outcomes for minority youth. 4/19 State Tax Reform – Our associates at the Missouri Budget Project will probably shock you with their insights into the quirks of our state tax code and the dangerous impact the resulting revenue decrease can have on the needs of women, children and families. The neighboring state of Kansas has implemented similar policies with results that are widely considered disastrous. Learn what can be done in Missouri to intervene and minimize the damage. Lunch and Learns are held at the NCJW STL offices at 295 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63141. We will begin gathering at 11:30 AM. Speakers will begin at noon. Please RSVP to Lisa at 314-993-5181 or lgjerswald@ncjwstl.org so that we can be sure to have adequate...

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Robbie Kaplan Event

NCJW STL welcomes Robbie Kaplan to Maryville University (650 Maryville University Dr, St. Louis, MO 63141) on Thursday, December 7th. Come hear from the renowned attorney about her legendary Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor, which resulted in the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act and paved the way for marriage equality. Kaplan’s book, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA, is a gripping, definitive account of one of our nation’s most significant civil rights victories, as well as a personal narrative of Kaplan’s struggle to find self-acceptance. The event is chaired by honorary chair, Judge Susan Block and co-chairs Carly Cooper, Allison Izsak and Sue Lapp. There is a VIP Reception beginning at 6:00 PM with the program starting at 7:00 PM and dessert reception following at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $18 and include admission to the program and dessert reception. $36 tickets include admission to the program, dessert reception and a hardcover copy of Then Comes Marriage. $180 tickets include admission to the VIP reception, program and dessert reception and a hardcover copy of her book. To purchase tickets visit ncjwstl.org or call 314-993-5181. If you purchased tickets for the originally scheduled date and you did not request a refund all you need to do is confirm that you are coming with Lisa at lgjerswald@ncjwstl.org or call the office at 314-993-5181. There are also sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in a sponsorship contact Jennifer Bernstein at jbernstein@ncjwstl.org or call 314-993-5181. All proceeds support NCJW STL’s ongoing advocacy and community service projects and programs. For more information, please contact Stacy Kress, NCJW Marketing Manager at 314-993-5181 or...

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Shop for a Cause at the Vault

Admission with the donation of a new or gently used purse. Come shop the best in fall fashion with your friends while enjoying valet parking, wine and light bites. The Vault will generously donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds to NCJW’s Back to School! Store to help underserved kids get ready for school.

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