Feminist Hygiene Happy Hour!

Join ChiFems and Sarah’s Circle for a feminist fundraising event!

When: Tuesday, November 3rd, 5:30pm7:30pm
WhereMary’s Attic, Hamburger Mary’s (5400 N Clark St)
Cover charge: $5
Drink bands: $20 for open bar

Please bring new sanitary pads and tampons to donate in support of homeless and at-risk women and girls.


About Sarah’s Circle

Sarah’s Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago’s Uptown Community, Sarah’s Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979.

Today Sarah’s Circle has a Daytime Support Center open to any woman in need, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless. Across programs Sarah’s Circle staff use best practices and provide case management and supportive counseling to help women achieve their goals.

Dance Dance Party Party

Hi ChiFems,

We are really excited for our next group event! On Sunday, December 7 from 4 – 5pm, we will be attending Dance Dance Party Party – no boys, no judgement, just dancing. The dance party happens at Perceptual Motion Dance Studio at 4057 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, 60618. There is a $5 recommended donation. More info is here: https://ddppchicago.wordpress.com. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Lydia at l.stazenmichael@gmail.com.
We hope to see you there!

ChiFems Burlesque Event!

Hi ChiFems,

We thought it would be fun to organize a burlesque night – so on Friday, October 24th, a group of us are going to see Vaudezilla Burlesque Cabaret in their “cutting-edge Friday night Follies show”!

The show starts at 10:30pm at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave.) and tickets are $18. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Amanda ReCupido (amanda.recupido@gmail.com) and also purchase your ticket here.

We will gather for dinner before the show, likely at the Native Foods (female-owned franchise!) right down the street.

If you have any other events that you’d like to organize, please let us know and we can email the group.

We hope to see you soon!

Kahlo Exhibit, Happy Hour + Stop Street Harassment!

Hi ChiFems,

We hope that your summers are all going well! Thanks to all who helped switch up our regular happy hour in June and joined us for a screening of Obvious Child and a bite after at Howells and Hood!

In that same vein, a group of us plan to go see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art the evening of August 19. Admission is free on Tuesdays. To RSVP or for more details, please email Amanda at amanda.recupido@gmail.com. More information about the exhibit is here: http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/unbound-contemporary-art-after-frida-kahlo/

There’s also a reproductive rights happy hour coming up on August 26 at the Green Door Tavern at 5:30pm – no need to RSVP to that event, you can just show up!

Finally, we’re working to spread the word about the non-profit Stop Street Harassment. Our very own Phaydra Babinchok has worked hard to create 3 short funny videos to start the conversation about street harassment. You can view her awesome work here: http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/2013/11/chicagospsvideos/

As always, if you have any events you’re working on that you’d to share with our group, please send us an email at chifemsaction@gmail.com, and we’ll make sure to include it in our next message.

Hope to see you soon!

Finding Balance and Strength: A Feminist Issue

Center yourself with ChiFems for an afternoon of relaxation and restoration! First, Jill Frank of Zen Yoga Garage leads us through yoga movements (all levels of experience welcome); then, Debra Steele, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist of Steele Counseling, engages a discussion about finding balance in everyday life. Bonus: First-time students to Zen Yoga Garage are eligible to receive a week of FREE yoga!

When: Saturday, November 16 from 3-5pm
Yoga class 3-4pm
Discussion 4-5pm

Where: Zen Yoga Garage (1845 N Milwaukee)

Price: Suggested donation – $10; proceeds go to Chicago Women’s Health Center

RSVP: Email chifemsaction@gmail.com by Friday, November 15. Class size limit is 40 people. If the class is full, you will be added to a waiting list.

Other details: Mats are available to rent for $1.