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NWL Fall General Meetings will be held 6:30pm to 8:00pm the fourth Wednesday of the month at the NWL office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 200 (enter from back garage): 

  • September 27

  • October 25

  • November 29

9/6/17, 5:45pm - 7:15pm: Campus Committee Meeting, at Little Hall Room 117 - on UF campus.

9/20/17 & 9/21/17 - Voting Rights Restoration Petition Gathering. 

9/24/17: 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Feminist Theory Meeting.

9/25/17 - Abortion & Birth Control Committee Meeting. Time and location TBA.

11/1/17: 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Women of Color Caucus Meeting. 

 

 

Gainesville, don’t let your guard down: Stand against white supremacy

by Women’s March Gainesville and the National Women’s Liberation Gainesville Chapter

(The following editorial appeared in the Gainesville Sun online edition August 30, 2017.)

The news that Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer could come to speak at the University of Florida was jolting. The fact that President Fuch was pushed by people power to deny Spencer rental space is exhilarating. But this isn’t over. Initial news of Spencer’s request was quickly followed by threats of violence from his followers via social media. Gainesville is being called “the next battlefield” by these extremists, and the threat of gun violence is overt and open. The nazis are serious and we should expect push back. 

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9.6.17 - Campus Committee Meeting

Join NWL for our first campus committee meeting of the semester. The objective of this committee is to mobilize women in higher education.

This month our format is consciousness raising. Please read Kathie Sarachild, "Consciouness-Raising: A Radical Weapon," Feminist Revolution (Redstockings, 1975). We will continue our work on getting Plan B vending machine on campus. Prepare a response to the following question:

“Have you ever felt embarrassed when buying personal items like birth control, tampons, condoms, etc.? What happened?”

At the meeting we will each have 3-5 minutes to share our responses in order to develop conclusions that reveal similarities and differences in our experiences. 

We will also have time to discuss upcoming plans surrounding the potential arrival of Richard Spencer and white nationalists in Gainesville.

 

NWL Florida Chapters Support Petition to Restore Voting Rights

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Florida has the highest voter disenfranchisement rate in the country
. Florida citizens are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would amend Florida’s constitution and restore voting rights to most people who have completed their felony sentences. They need 700,000 signature to add the initiative to the ballot. If you're in Florida, add your name and consider collecting signatures.

August 2017 - Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest

Women facing an unintended pregnancy deserve information that is medically accurate, comprehensive, and unbiased. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are not health clinics and use misleading tactics to lure women in. Join us in warning our community about the misinformation that these "clinics" provide, and to protest that our tax dollar are used to lie to women.

  • Sign Making Meet-up for the Protest

Sat., August 5th, 5:00-6:00pm

NWL Office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 201 (enter from back garage)

 

  • Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest

Tues., August 8th, 12:00-1:00pm

 

For additional information or to rsvp for the sign making or protest, visit us on Facebook.

7.23.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Meeting

Topic: National Health Care and the Social Wage, Part 1

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1pm - 3pm (RSVP here)

NWL office: 200 NE 1st Street, Suite 201 (entrance from the back garage). Gainesville, FL 32601

Does America have the best health care system? Why is health care a feminist issue? What can we learn from other countries that have universal health care?

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7.17.17 - Roots of Plan B in Gainesville

Campus Committee: Roots of Plan B in Gainesville

Monday, July 17th, 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Little Hall Room 117 - on UF campus, plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tigert Hall

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Did you know that NWL was foundational in getting Plan B over the counter? Come to campus committee to learn about the decades long fight and important milestones as we move toward a Plan B vending machine on UF's campus! This meeting is open to women who are interested in mobilizing women in higher education, not just students.

Here are some readings to get familiar with NWL’s past work and be ready for discussion. There are very short and easy to read. Don’t stress too much about reading it all and/or reading it in great detail.

 

6.13.17 - Film Screening of La Operación

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Showing of La Operación & Discussion

Tues., June 13, 6:30-8:00pm

Cyclops Cinema, 10 E University Ave

Join us for a showing of La Operación: a documentary on the social policy of female sterilization in Puerto Rico. The film was directed by Ana María García in 1982; at that time, Puerto Rico had the highest rate of sterilization in the world. Over one-third of its women had undergone what is commonly referred to as "la operación" (the operation). 

The film includes interviews with working-class and middle-class women from different racial and ethnic backgrounds who went through the procedure, discussion on women factory workers being pressured to be sterilized, as well as Puerto Rico functioning as a testing ground for U.S. pharmaceutical companies working on the effectiveness of the birth control pill.

Discussion to follow.

5.21.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Meeting

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00pm-3:00pm 

NWL office: 200 NE 1st St, Suite 200 (enter from back garage)

Topic: The Pro-Woman Line & The Personal is Political, Part 2 (RSVP here)

What keeps women down? Do we oppress ourselves and other women? Do we have a common struggle? How do we make advances together?

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We will dig into ideas raised in the last grassroots theory meeting's discussion. You are welcome to attend even if you missed the last discussion; you can see the previous readings here

Please be prepared to discuss:

5.1.17 - Gainesville May Day Celebration

Join labor and immigrant groups in a celebration of International Workers' Day and immigrants' rights. There will be a march followed by live music, speakers, and tabling by social justice organizations. To march with NWL, meet us at 4:15p.m. at the corner of University and 13th to Bo Diddly Plaza. After the march, stop by the NWL table at Bo Diddley Plaza. More information available here.

 

4.11.17 - Feminist Meeting: Growing the Movement

When: Tues., April 11, 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street

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Join us for our monthly general meeting to find out how to plug in to committees and upcoming action, including:

  • Updates from our community Consciousness-Raising sessions 
  • Organizing plans for the Campus Committee
  • Legislative Updates

4.9.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Discussion

Topic: 'Pro-woman Line' and 'The Personal is Political'

Location: Sunday, April 9, 2017: 1pm - 3pm at NWL's office, 200 NE 1st Ave., Suite 201

Please read ahead and come with your thoughts, questions, and experiences about this theory of how we are kept down as women and what this has to do with building a feminist movement.

Also we will get some NWL chapter work done in the meeting and help you figure out a role organizing in NWL if you are looking to get more involved.

Readings we will discuss:

  • Carol Hanisch, "The Personal is Political," February 1969. From Notes from the Second Year.  Distributed online with commentary by the author, January 2006. 

Additional Recommended Reading:

RSVP here. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3.28.17 - Mobilize Women In Higher Education

No matter your affiliation: undergraduate, graduate student, staff, faculty: meet us on UF's campus for the first NWL Campus Committee Meeting.

Where: University of Florida Campus, Little Hall, Room 117 

When: Tuesday, 3/28/17, from 5:30-7:00pm

Please read:

NWL's, What We Want, What We Believe

Carol Hanisch's, The Personal is Political

3.14.17 - NWL-Gainesville General Meeting

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Join NWL at our monthly general meeting.

When: Tues, March 14, 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street

Abortion and reproductive rights are under attack in Florida and the US. We must fight back! To guide our resistance, we will look to lessons learned from the abortion struggle of the 1960s and 1970s.

At this month's general meeting, we will also discuss:

  • Updates from our community Consciousness Raising sessions + Women's History Month events
  • Upcoming Women of Color Caucus meeting (3.21.17)
  • Plans for organizing on the UF campus

Please read: Jenny Brown & Erin Mahoney, "Abortion Without Apology," Jacobin Magazine, December 12, 2015.  

2.14.2017 - Gainesville Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Civic Media Center

433 S. Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601

Join us for a report back on your involvement in the Women's March on Washington and all sister actions- and NWL's Women's Strike. Work with us to figure out next steps!

Suggested Reading: Consciousness Raising Testimonies on "What is My Oppression"

1.28.2017 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show

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(view as pdf) 

When: Sat. January 28, 2017

Location: Wooly, 20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601  

Cost: $5-$20 sliding scale

Doors open at 7:00pm 

RSVP for Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show

Let's Continue Building the Resistance

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This election was a stunning reminder of how white supremacy and sexism run deep and threaten our basic democracy. That white working class people continue to identify with the capitalist 1% who are responsible for the pain in our daily lives.

While Clinton got the popular vote, a bigoted billionaire bully has taken the top spot in our country as a nightmare backlash against our first African-American President. NWL commits to build a resistance movement and stand up for justice. We need you.

Now is not the time to retreat and lick our wounds.

All of us are under threat, but in particular we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters, our undocumented and people of color brothers and sisters.

But standing alone is not enough - we need to be ORGANIZED.

Today join a group. Go to meetings. Invest your time and your money in making social change - make it part of your life. 

NWL is meeting in New York, NY and Florida to discuss what to do next. Please join us.

In Tallahassee, FL:

Sun. December 11th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: The Plant, 517 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL

Please RSVP for meeting here

 

In Gainesville, FL:

Tues. December 13th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: The Wooly, 20 N. Main St., Gainesville, FL

In New York, NY:

Tues. December 13th from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

LOCATION TBD. Please RSVP for meeting here

Fall 2016 - "Women's Liberation: Where Do I fit In?" A 10-Week Class

Wednesdays, September 28-December 7 (excluding 11/23), 6:30-9:30pm

FEE: $40 for members, $50 nonmembers (includes readings), No one turned away for lack of funds

TO REGISTER: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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8.1.16 - #NotMyClinic Day of Action

Gainesville Speakout April 2016 (photo by Natalie Maxwell)

Join us for a Day of Action:

Monday, August 1 from 12:30 – 2:30

200 NE 1st Street Suite 201, Gainesville, FL 32601

Are you tired of the Florida legislature telling you what to do with your body? Are you mad about Florida’s newest abortion restrictions? Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1411 into law in March, and the only reason it hasn’t gone into effect yet is because a Federal Judge granted a preliminary injunction against the bill. But an injunction is not enough! Because HB 1411 may still go into effect, it still risks the lives and freedom of women across the state of Florida.

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6.3.16 - FL Women Speakout for Abortion and Birth Control

As part of the Women are the Experts: National Week of Action for Abortion and Birth Control, in Gainesville, FL we are organizing a speakout on Friday, June 3rd from 5pm-6:30pm on the SE corner of North Main Street and University Avenue. Gainesville Area NOW is co-sponsoring the speakout with us.

This speakout is also part of the larger event, Raise Your Voice! And Funds for Reproductive Justice.