Independent Women's Forum - Events

Wining with Women: The Culture of Alarmism

May 14 2014


Ladies, please join the Independence Institute

for Wining with Women.


Our guest: Julie Gunlock


Director, Culture of Alarmism Project

Independent Women’s Forum


How the culture of alarmism makes us afraid of everything and how to fight back.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Independence Institute

727 E. 16th Avenue

Denver, CO 80203


5:30PM Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

6:00-7:30PM Presentation

$20 per person paid in advance


R.s.v.p. to Susan Evans at 303-279-6536 X 117,


From Helicopter To Hazmat Parenting

May 1 2014



On May 1, The Independent Women’s Forum will host a panel discussion in New York City titled “From Helicopters to Hazmat: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Parenting a Dangerous Job.”

Alarmists know that women are increasingly becoming the primary breadwinners for their households while also handling the bulk of the domestic responsibilities. To add to the stress, terrifying headlines about child safety, food and agriculture, chemicals, and everyday household products bombard women daily.

Rather than make women feel more informed, the onslaught of alarmist information makes moms (and dads!) feel guilty, confused, even angry, while doing very little to alter their choices and behaviors.

With this panel, the Independent Women’s Forum hopes to reach out to parents and explain how activist organizations, the media, and government regulators work together to nurture a “culture of alarmism,” which keeps parents worried in the hopes that they will demand government action. But most importantly, IWF hopes to offer parents reassurance that the world isn’t as dangerous as the alarmists will have them believe. 


Faith & Liberty: Conservative Women's Conference

April 10 2014


Citizens across the nation are calling for a restoration and reclamation of American heritage. The Conservative Women's Conference - APRIL 10, 2014  at Ohio Christian University -  is a time to learn about these issues from four of America's prominent female political activists. OurFaith & Liberty's speakers have the insights, strategies, and experience to offer what we need to reclaim our American heritage. You will not be disappointed by attending this unique and timely conference.



European Students For Liberty Conference

March 14 2014


3rd Annual European Students For Liberty Conference
with Atlas Leadership Academy
MArch 14-16 2014, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


European Students For Liberty is proud to present the third annual ESFL Conference at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, with the help of Atlas Leadership Academy.

Join ESFL from Friday, the 14th of March until Sunday, the 16th of March for a weekend of inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge, and endless networking with pro-liberty students and young professionals from around the world.

About: The goal of the conference is to bring classical liberal/pro-liberty/libertarian students from across Europe together, to exchange experience in campus activism, to train students through workshops, and help them grow the pro-liberty student movement in Europe. Workshops will be run by senior European and US liberty activists. In addition to workshops, the conference will also expose attendees to the ideas of great champions of liberty from all across Europe with lectures, speeches, panels, and entertainment.

Location: Humboldt University, Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099, Berlin, Germany


Carrie L. Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum. Lukas is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing in May 2006.

She is also a contributor to National Review Online and a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute. Lukas appears frequently on television and the radio, on shows such as Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox Report with Shepard Smith, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, CNBC’s Kudlow and Company, and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Lukas’s commentaries have appeared in numerous newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Arizona Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Baltimore Sun.



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Cupcake, Chemicals, and a Culture of Alarmism

March 12 2014



America's Future Foundation - Chicago
Chemicals.  GMO food.  Fad diets.  Anti-vaccine crusades.  The obesity epidemic.

You've seen the headlines scream about them.  We are bombarded with claims that the world is a dangerous place. This culture of alarmism is weaving its way into nearly every aspect of our daily lives, making people worry about common everyday products, food, and healthy activities.

Should we panic? Should we be this afraid of the world?

In her new book, "From Cupcakes to Chemicals," Julie Gunlock shows how the food nannies, environmentalists, public health officials, politicians, and government regulators benefit from keeping the American public scared.

Join America's Future Foundation Chicago as we host Julie Gunlock — Director of the Independent Women's Forum's Culture of Alarmism Project — for a special event on Wednesday, March 12th at 6pm at Sullivan's Steakhouse.

Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary copy of Julie's book.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (CDT)

Sullivan's Steakhouse
415 N Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654



CPAC 2014: Why Conservatism is Right for Women

March 7 2014


Why Conservatism is Right for Women: How Conservatives Should Talk About Life, Prosperity & National Security

Date: March 8, 2014

Time: 4:10pm ET

Host: The American Conservative Union - CPAC 2014


Sabrina Schaeffer, Independent Women's Forum (@SL_Schaeffer)

Kate Obenshain, Author, Divider-in-Chief (@kateobenshain)

Crystal Wright, (@GOPBlackChick)

The Honorable Marilinda Garcia, State Representative, New Hampshire House of Representatives

Tammy Bruce, Deputy Editor, The Washington Times, moderator (@HeyTammyBruce)


Fresh Ideas and a New Vision for Health Reform

February 27 2014


You won't want to miss an up coming conference co-sponsored by American Action Forum, the American Enterprise Insitute, the Galen Institute, The Heritage Foundation, the Independent Women's Forum, the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Manhattan Institute, and the National Center for Policy Analysis on Thursday, February 28th, 2014. Fresh Ideas and a New Vision for Health Reform will feature leading Members of Congress and policy experts describing their visoin of health reform to put the American people in control of health care and coverage decisions. 

Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm EST

National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20045


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All Star Post-SOTU Panel

January 29 2014


Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm EST
Host: Heritage LIVE
Sabrina Schaeffer, Independent Women's Forum (@SL_Schaeffer)
Jim Geraghty, National Review (@JimGeraghty)
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall (@KurtSchlichter)
Romina Boccia, The Heritage Foundation, moderator (@RominaBoccia)

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IWF Doubleheader Book Launch Party at LivingSocial

November 21 2013



AFF October Roundtable: Obamacare: To Delay, Defund, or Defy?

October 17 2013


October Roundtable: Obamacare: To Delay, Defund, or Defy?

6:30 pm

On October 1, health care exchanges across the country went live for the first time, giving many Americans their first taste of new laws regarding health care.

While the center right has been generally aligned on a goal of mitigating what they see as harmful impacts of increased federal involvement in health care, there has been less agreement on the best strategy to achieve this.

Some members of Congress support defunding certain programs as a means of hobbling implementation, while others see delay provisions as a better strategy. Meanwhile, in the states, think tanks and legislators are taking matters into their own hands and considering different policy approaches altogether, many with an eye towards limiting the role of the federal government.

What are the pros and cons of each of these strategies? Is this better resolved at the state or national level?

Join America’s Future Foundation for a lively discussion with our stellar line-up of panelists.

Sean Riley
Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force, ALEC

Ron Henry
President, Men’s Health Network

Hadley Heath 
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

Josh Trent
Health Policy Advisor, Senate Staff

Moderated by
Christian Rice

Free for members; $5.00 for Non Members RSVP here