LUNCH WITH SANDRA FLUKE, THE YOUNG WOMAN MADE FAMOUS BY THE ONE AND ONLY RUSH LIMBAUGH
Who can ever forget the bizarre, misogynistic attack by Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke, when he call her a slut and a prostitute because she argued that her university should 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 was excluded. She finally 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
To make reservations for this event, CLICK HERE.
If you need to pay off-line, you can reserve by contacting Amber Davidson at 949-375-2401 AND sending your check made payable to Women in Leadership to Amber (she’ll provide her address when you call her). Make sure your check arrives by Thursday, April 17 so we can hold your place. Please call Amber 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 have not reserve