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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 

3.16.15 - NWL Co-sponsors Film Screening of "Made in Dagenham"

Made.in.DagenhamAlachua 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.

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2015 Roe v. Wade Anniversary & NWL Benefit Show A Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for and contributed to the 2015 Roe v. Wade anniversary & NWL benefit show, featuring Howleez, Guts and Letters.

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1.24.15 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show: A Benefit for National Women's Liberation

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Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: Doors open at 9pm, Show starts at 10pm

Place: The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino

The Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation (NWL) invites you to join us for a Roe v. Wade anniversary & NWL benefit show. The event will feature Howleez, Guts and Letters. If you can't attend, please consider a donation.

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NWL Consciousness-Raising Study Group

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WHEN: Mondays, January 26, February 9, February 23 & March 9, 6pm to 8:30pm

WHERE: Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, “La Casita”
1504 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603

FEE: $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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12.30.14 - Roe v. Wade Event Planning Committee Meeting

WL.where.do.i.fitThe Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation (NWL) is beginning to plan our second annual Roe v. Wade anniversary & NWL benefit show in January. Last year's event- which featured local female-led bands, raffle prizes, political content, food, and drinks- was a huge success. Help us do it again and go further this year!

Join us for our next committee meeting on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at noon. 

The right to birth control, including abortion, is a cornerstone of women's freedom. Without an organized, strong, visible feminist movement making demands and keeping up the pressure, Roe v. Wade and other victories we've had on abortion, birth control, and health care will continue to be threatened. Click here to find out more about the fight for abortion and birth control.

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10.16.14 - Join us for an Action Planning Meeting

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  • Are you tired of victim blaming and shaming when women report rape? 
  • Do you believe the University of Florida should be doing more to combat rape on campus? 
  • Are you ready to take action against rape and violence against women on campus and in our community?

 

 

Join the Gainesville Chapter of NWL for an action planning meeting:

When: Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014 at 5:30

Where: The Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave.

Directions: On W. Univ. Ave. directly across from the UF Campus, at the intersection of W. Univ. Ave. and NW 15th Street.  

Parking: Small lots open to the community in the evening are directly behind the IBC and next door at the Institute for Hispanic-Latino Cultures. There is also some on street parking. 

Save the date for our next fall meeting: Wed. Nov. 19 at 5:30pm at the IBC.

 

9.24.14 - Join us for our first Fall meeting

Join the Gainesville Chapter of NWL for a general meeting. We'll be discussing the recent attacks against women on campus, the campus and community responses, and how feminists are responding. 

When: Wed., Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:30

Where: The Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave.

Directions: On W. Univ. Ave. directly across from the UF Campus, at the intersection of W. Univ. Ave. and NW 15th Street.  

Parking: Small lots open to the community in the evening are directly behind the IBC and next door at the Institute for Hispanic-Latino Cultures. There is also some on street parking. 

 

Save the date for our upcoming fall meetings: Thurs. Oct. 16 and Wed. Nov. 19 at 5:30pm at the IBC.

 

9.17.14 & 9.18.14 - Join NWL at Radical Rush

NWL will be tabling at Radical Rush on the University of Florida Campus.

When: Wed., Sept. 17th and Thurs., Sept. 18th

Where: UF Plaza of the Americas

Time: 11am-2pm.

 

 

Radical Rush is an organizational fair hosted by the Civic Media Center for the radical, progressive, and alternative groups of Gainesville (both on and off campus). 

The Civic Media Center will host a Radical Rush Social on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7pm at 433 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601. There will be pizza, beverages, "Free Speech" karaoke and a raffle give away with prizes from gift cards to t-shirts from our participating groups.

8.1.14 - Hobby Lobby Protest

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When: Friday, Aug. 1 at 5:30pm 

Where: 6111 W. Newberry Rd.

 

Join National Women's Liberation and a coalition of community groups in protest of the new Gainesville Hobby Lobby. We will not stand by as five men on the Supreme Court help corporations -- predominantly owned by men -- institutionalize sexism and call it religious freedom. We will not stand by as women's self-determination is jeopardized and reproductive healthcare is undercut and marginalized.

7.30.14 - Hobby Lobby Protest Pre-Party

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Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm

Wild Iris Books

22 SE 5th Ave, Suite D 

Gainesville, Florida

Click here to RSVP

 

Come make signs with us as we prepare for the grand opening of Hobby Lobby Gainesville. We are joining a coalition of community groups to protest the Newberry Road opening on August 1, 2014. Two days before we are going to have a party at Wild Iris to get ready. National Women's Liberation-Gainesville Chapter will lead a consciousness raising at 6:30 and a sign-making party will commence at 7:30. Wine, cheese, and feminism! Bring poster board and markers and your favorite feminist slogans!

DATE CHANGE - Students of Women's Liberation Movement History and Theory Wanted

                                                            
Over the next few months, National Women's Liberation will be working with Redstockings members and volunteers to revise and expand the organizer's class: "Women's Liberation: Where Do I Fit In?" This class was developed by Gainesville (FL) Women's Liberation and Redstockings using literature from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action

Redstockings, with NWL assistance, will teach the class this coming September in NYC, and this preparatory study and revision will strengthen the theory and lessons of the class.  The class is part of our work to build a grassroots movement of women to bring new fire to the fight for our liberation. 
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Our final study and curriculum planning meeting will be Tuesday, September 9 from 7 - 9pm. In Florida, the meeting will be held at 1229 NW 12th Ave., Gainesville, FL. In NYC, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for meeting location information.
 
Email us if you are interested in being a part of the study and curriculum planning meetings this summer. Click here if you are interested in taking the class this Fall. To be a part of these meetings we ask that you commit to reading the class materials for the meetings you attend.

2.17.14 - Gainesville Women’s Liberation Speaks Out on Abortion

 

BY KATIE WALTERS

(This article was originally published in the March 2014 issue of the Gainesville Iguana.)

 

When I got an email from Gainesville Women’s Liberation advertising a planning meeting around the issues of abortion and birth control, I knew I had to attend. Why is the issue of abortion and birth control access so timely? After all, there has been no report of anti-choice legislation introduced so far in the Florida legislature.

Well, first of all, our state already scores a big fat F for abortion access (prochoiceamerica.org). We have many laws that place (medically unnecessary) restrictions on both women and abortion providers. Secondly, Texas! The laws that passed in Texas certainly will be tried in other states. We need a united movement that demands no restrictions on abortion — and we need to be ready to fight and show our strength in a moments notice. I encourage readers to join NWL’s listserv to stay on top of this issue in Florida. (To get involved, call Kendra at (352) 575-0495, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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5.13.14 - Gov. Scott: Women Demand You Veto Anti-Abortion Bill (HB1047/SB918)

Call Governor Rick Scott at (850) 488-7146 or click here to send him an email demanding he veto anti-abortion bill HB1047/SB918!

Press Contacts:

Kendra Vincent, Chapter Chair, National Women's Liberation-Gainesville chapter, ph. 352-256-3164

Brooke Eliazar-Macke, Organizer, National Women's Liberation- Gainesville chapter, ph. 352-514-7769

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

GOVERNOR SCOTT: WOMEN DEMAND YOU VETO ANTI-ABORTION BILL! (HB1047/SB918) 

The Florida Legislature is attacking women's and girl's rights in Florida. HB1047/SB918, which vaguely claims to "revise circumstances under which a pregnancy in the third trimester may be terminated," permits doctors to place the potential life of a fetus above the life of a woman.

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June 2014 - Women's Liberation: Where Do I Fit In?

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Four-week workshop series

Tuesdays in June, 6:30-8:30

(June 3 through June 24)

Cost: $40

This series is for women who want to understand truths and political causes of the unfairness in our lives; how a feminist movement was organized to change this;what we can do now to build the kind of movement that can put the male chauvinist establishment on the run again; and how each woman can contribute to that effort. 

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2.17.14 - Abortion Speakout at 12:30pm

Join us for a Speakout on Abortion on Monday, Feburary 17, 2014, at 12:30pm at the Plaza of the Americas at the University of Florida.

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2.13.14 - Abortion & Birth Control Consciousness-Raising Discussion at 7pm

Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Little Hall Room 119 (located on UF Campus) for a Consciousness-Raising Discussion on Abortion & Birth Control.

Consciousness-Raising (C-R) is a tool that the Women's Liberation Movement adopted from the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, where it was called "telling it like it is." In C-R, women answer a question using examples from their personal lives, then the group uses these personal testimonies to draw conclusions about the political root of women's so-called "personal" problems.

1.29.14 - Spring Planning Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Where: Little Hall 119, UF campus

1.17.14 - NWL Guest Editorial: With Recent Legislation, Women’s Rights in Danger

The following guest editorial by the Gainesville chapter of NWL appeared in the January 17, 2014 print edition of The Alligator:

We are told the right to have an abortion was given to us by female-friendly politicians and a liberal Supreme Court, but that’s just not true.

Abortion was won by women like you and me — speaking out, organizing, marching in the streets — the Supreme Court and legislators followed our lead.

In 1969, four years before the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, women in Redstockings of the Women’s Liberation Movement appeared at a New York City legislative hearing on abortion law reform, where several women tried to take the microphone from the scheduled speakers: 14 men and a nun. Barred from testifying, Redstockings shouted out its demands: that women testify as the real experts on abortion and for repeal of all abortion laws.

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1.18.14 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show: A Benefit for National Women's Liberation

The Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation (NWL) invites you to join us for a Roe v. Wade anniversary & NWL benefit show.  Join us to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973.

When: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino (232 SE 1st St.)

 

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12.18.13 - Winter Social

When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Place: Civic Media Center, 433 South Main Street

Join the Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation for a winter social. Bring family, friends, and a dish to share. Come celebrate the holidays with us and find out more about the group and where you fit in!