On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the federal right to an abortion and initiating other limits on reproductive care in about half of all U.S. states. This unprecedented loss of a fifty-year right has put pregnant people and others in peril across the country, and many of us are struggling with a seemingly endless list of questions: What exactly does the loss of Roe mean in my state? What about my friends and relatives elsewhere in the country? How can I help others and ensure that my own rights are protected? While New York’s abortion access rights remain intact, the repercussions of this decision will still impact virtually every person with a uterus, and we want to help come up with a game plan.

At LM Live’s September Women’s Breakfast, join NYC’s top experts on reproductive rights for a conversation about what the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization means from a legal, activist and practitioner perspective. Join experts from Planned Parenthood, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network at NYU Law and NYC Health + Hospitals for a discussion to better understand the many implications of Dobbs v. Jackson and how to stay informed while fighting for the rights of women and pregnant people everywhere.

New York on Film: “Man on Wire” Screening With Philippe Petit and Elizabeth Streb (January 16)

The iconic image is seared into our brains: a man, dressed in black, carrying a horizontal pole, balances precariously on a wire strung between the towers of the World Trade Center — over 1,000 feet in the air. Philippe Petit’s historic high-wire crossing has spawned multiple films, books and articles, including the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary “Man on Wire.”

On January 24, join the Downtown Alliance for a special screening followed by a conversation between Petit and groundbreaking choreographer and performer Elizabeth Streb. Nearly 30 years later, Petit and Streb will reflect on the significance of this defiant and brave act and discuss how fear, courage and faith in oneself has informed their work over time. 
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the STREB organization.

Date: Tuesday, January 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Regal Battery Park