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In 2017, join us for monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.:

Jan. 10, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

April 11, 2017

May 9, 2017

Location: Our March 14th meeting will be held at The Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 

3.14.17 - NWL-Gainesville General Meeting

abortion photo

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


(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


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.


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.


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.

5.11.16 - Campus Feminst Meeting

Wednesday, May 11th, at 6:30pm
Little Hall, Rm 119 on UF campus (map)

sign.Dec.2011.MAP.ProtestAre you angry about the new abortion restrictions and anti-clinic laws passed by Florida's legislature? Join the Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation at this month's community organizing meeting on campus. We'll be discussing our social media campaigns, #notmyclinic and #thisoppresseswomen, and planning for a national week of actions in support of full access to birth control, including abortion. We will also be discussing the article "Abortion Without Apology" by NWL members Jenny Brown and Erin Mahoney.

4.19.16 - Speak-Out For Reproductive Rights

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, National Women’s Liberation (NWL), Gainesville chapter will hold a Speak-Out for Reproductive Rights on the Plaza of the Americas at UF at 12:00pm. 

This year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1411, an anti-abortion law defunding women’s clinics that provide abortions. The right to birth control, including abortion, is a cornerstone of women’s freedom. Women’s right to abortion is being chipped away at through each law passed, and we are fed up with it!

Join our social media campaigns #NotMyClinic and #ThisOppressesWomen


4.13.16 - Action Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 13th, at 6:30pm
@ Little Hall, Rm 119 on UF campus (map)


Are you angry about the new abortion restrictions and anti-clinic laws passed by Florida's legislature? Join the Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation for this month's community organizing meeting to discuss our own experiences with women's clinics (for abortions, birth control, well-woman care, etc.) and finalize plans for our April 19th action to respond to these anti-woman restrictions. 

Suggested Reading for Meeting: "Abortion Without Apology" by NWL members Jenny Brown and Erin Mahoney

3.15.16 - NWL Screening of She's Beautiful When She's Angry

WHM Poster

National Women’s Liberation will be showing the documentary "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wooly, which is located at 20 North Main Street in downtown Gainesville.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

- Kathie Sarachild, Redstockings of the Women's Liberation Movement

- Zoharah Simmons, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) project leader during Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

- Kendra Vincent, National Women's Liberation Gainesville Chapter chair

- Whitney Mutch, Gainesville Area NOW

"She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry" resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The film, directed by Mary Dore, takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time—thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.


2.10.16 - Campus Feminist Meeting

FR.CoverWhen: Wednesday, Feb 10th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Little Hall, Rm 119 at the University of Florida (map)

At the meeting we will discuss Kathie Sarachild's, The Power of History, pp. 13-24 (Sections I and II) from Redstockings' Feminist Revolution. We'll also have a report back on our Roe v. Wade benefit concert and continue planning on our upcoming showing of the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry.

1.22.16 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show


View flyer as pdf (recommended for printing)

1.13.16 - Campus Feminist Meeting

priority cr2Join us to learn how you can get involved with National Women's Liberation in 2016, including planning for our upcoming Roe v. Wade Benefit and our Women's History Month Event.

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson Hall Rm 117 at the University of Florida (near the corner of University Ave. and NW 13th St.) map

11.4.15 - Campus Meeting on Building Women's Liberation

Join us to meet, strategize, and plan to put male chauvinism on the run again. 

Wed. Nov 4,2015 from 6:30-7:30 pm @ 117 Anderson Hall at the University of Florida, near the corner of University Ave and NW 13th Street. Map.

this.oppresses.women.stickers.displayIn our Nov. 4th meeting we will discuss NWL's founding statement "What We Want, What We Believe." Please read the statement and join us to discuss:

What resonates with you? What do you disagree with? How can we rebuild a strong women's liberation movement that will put male chauvinism on the run again?

We'll also discuss how you can get involved in upcoming projects like our Roe v. Wade anniversary band benefit.

10.7.15 - Campus Feminist Meeting

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson Hall, Rm. 117 at University of Florida (1507 W. University Ave. map)

rapist-victim-blamingThe University of Florida recently released the findings from its campus climate survey on sexual assault, which found that 20% of campus women have experienced sexual assault since coming to UF, while the majority of those assaults remain unreported. (See newspaper coverage of the survey in The Alligator and The Gainesville Sun.)  Is "rape culture" to blame for sexual assault or something else? Join us for a discussion on rape and sexual assault on campus.


9.2.15 - Campus Feminist Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the semester and learn about the #thisoppresseswomen sticker campaign and how you can get involved with National Women's Liberation.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson Hall, Rm. 117 at University of Florida (1507 W. University Ave. map)



National Women's Liberation and Redstockings recently teamed up to re-create the vintage 1969 "This Oppresses Women" sticker for slapping on sexist ads. The sticker is one of the "1960s gems" from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action. The sticker went viral, and has been covered by press around the world. Get your stack at the meeting and help to plan next steps in the campaign.


4.21.15 - Picket Against the Increasing Punishment and Prosecution of Women for Our Ability to Get Pregnant

Self-determination.flyer.side1Join National Women's Liberation and Gainesville Area NOW to picket against the increasing punishment and prosecution of women by politicians, our police, and court system who are supposed to work for all the people.

When: Tues., April 21 @ 5pm (will go to 6:30pm)
Where: SW Corner of Univ. Ave and 13th St.

We will make signs before the picket on April 21
@ Wild Iris, 22 E 5th Ave from 2:30-4:30pm

And save the date for our follow-up meeting:
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 @ 6:30-7:30pm
National Women’s Liberation Strategy Meeting
@ 14 E Univ. Ave (by the University Club, downtown)


3.16.15 - NWL Co-sponsors Film Screening of "Made in Dagenham" County Labor Coalition is screening the film "Made in Dagenham" on Monday, March 16, at 7PM at the Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. The Gainesville Chapter of National Women’s Liberation and Gainesville Area NOW will co-sponsor the event.

"Made in Dagenham" is the 2010 film about female workers at the Ford Dagenham (England) car plant who walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally. Although the women are skilled upholstery seamstresses, they are classified as unskilled labor and paid a fraction of what the men make. While trying to address their grievances with the company, the women become outraged by the lack of respect shown by the company. When their grievances go unanswered, the 187 women workers go on strike.