Find Us on FacebookTo get involved, call Kendra at (352) 575-0495, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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): 

  • CANCELLED - September 27 - In place of our September general meeting we will be co-sponsoring a film showing.

  • October 25

  • November 29

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

9/25/17: 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Abortion & Birth Control Committee Meeting. NWL office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 200 (enter from back garage) TBA.

9/27/17: 8:00pm - 11:00pm - Dear White People: Movie Screening & Discussion. Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street. 

10/14/17: 1:00pm-3:00pm - Coalition Sign Making for Action Against Fascism. Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street.

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

 

 

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. 
Join Us!
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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 Photo by Jenny Brown

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!

10.28.13 - NWL Guest Editorial: 'Rape culture' label ignores root cause

The following guest editorial by the Gainesville chapter of NWL appeared in the October 29, 2013 print edition of The Alligator:

In recent years, stories on rape have become increasingly formulaic. We’re given the same statistics with absolutely no analysis of the cause of rape or real solutions.

Recently, articles focusing on rape published by the Alligator contained the phrase “rape culture” in the title, which was repeatedly referenced and blamed without ever being defined. “Rape culture” is a culture that normalizes and allows rape in its society. Joking about rape, making excuses for rapists and street harassers, and scrutinizing a woman’s dress and behavior instead of the behavior of rapists and street harassers is rape culture. These conditions certainly exist and are a form of sexism, but lumping them together as “rape culture” ignores the cause of the problem. Men who rape women are the cause of the problem — not jokes or poor excuses.

In its series of articles on rape, the Alligator suggested UF require incoming freshmen to take a workshop on consent because lack of consent determines rape. But the problem is not defining consent once and for all, as if some men do not know the difference between yes, no and unconscious. The problem is men who are rapists do not hear or respect a woman when she gives any answer they do not want to hear. The problem is these men know how very unlikely it is that they will ever be accused of rape, let alone prosecuted and charged.

National Women’s Liberation believes that the frequency and threat of rape and the notion rape victims are to blame is not the result of a rape culture, but actually the direct result of male supremacy. “Male supremacy” is the inherent authority and legitimacy men enjoy simply by being male. It is what is at play when men are not afraid of committing a crime because the victim can easily be discredited not with evidence, but by dress or past behavior. It is what is at play when the victim’s past is more important than the crime committed. It is at play when men don’t think anyone will believe the victim and will without a doubt take his side.

This male supremacy is built directly into our political, economic and cultural institutions, and until we look at the bigger picture and dig out the root cause, rape and rape culture will always exist.

While no one can presume to know how to stop rape once and for all, we do know that progressive change begins with a strong women’s rights group who can organize, fight and demand for UF to recognize rape as a real issue on campus and to provide effective awareness and prevention strategies that respects all women. No more waiting and no more lip service. This can change, as long as we demand change together.

9.25.13 - Join NWL For An Abortion Action Meeting

Join National Women's Liberation in an action planning meeting & consciousness-raising discussion on abortion & birth control.

 

Weds., Sept 25, 2013 at 6pm

University of Florida
Anderson Hall Room 34
This event is open to women only

 

 

Consciousness-Raising (C-R): getting to the root of who benefits from male supremacy and who pays; using this analysis to fight for change. In this C-R, we'll answer the following questions:

Have you ever needed an abortion or had a pregnancy scare? What happened?
What restrictions have you faced? What contraceptives do you use now?

NWL Fall Tabling Events

The Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation will be tabling at the fall events listed below:

Women's Welcome Assembly, August 28, 2013, 7-9pm, Reitz Grand Ballroom, UF

  • 6:15pm-9:00pm

Labor Daze September 1, 2013, 5-10pm, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville

  • 3pm-5:30pm
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • 7:30pm-10:00pm

Radical Rush at UF September 18-19, 11-2pm, Plaza of the Americas, UF

  • 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 12:30-2:00pm

At these tabling events, we'll be talking to women about how they can get involved with and join NWL, as well as talking about our upcoming fall organizing plans. The local chapter of NWL will be organizing against anti-woman and anti-abortion attacks. We have been reminded by Texas and North Carolina what kinds of legislation we will most likely face this fall, and our own Senator Marco Rubio has announced his plans to introduce a 20-week ban on abortions at the federal level. 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, victories we’ve had on abortion, birth control, and health care will continue to be threatened. If we continue to lose ground, making new gains and going for more of the things that women really want and need will be next to impossible.

Please let us know if you're able to help by volunteering to join NWL organizers for a tabling shift or two. Contact Kendra Vincent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 352-575-0495.

7.27.13 - Join Us For a Feminist Brunch

FEMINIST BRUNCH
Saturday, July 27, 2013
11am to 1pm 

The Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation invites you to join us for a feminist brunch and consciousness-raising. We'll be discussing the following questions:

 When and about what have you argued with a man/men? What happened? How did you feel?

When and about what have you argued with a woman/women? What happened? How did you feel?  

 

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Morning-After Pill Victory and Zine Release Party - Saturday, April 20th at 6pm

Landmark Birth-Control VICTORY!
All Restrictions on the Morning-After Pill Lifted! (View as PDF)

Feminists win access to the morning-after pill (MAP) for all women and girls in the U.S! Ten years of speakouts, consciousness-raising, petition gathering, phonebanking, flashmobs, sitting-in and putting pressure on the Food and Drug Administration helped make this court decision possible. Women cannot be on equal footing with men if we can’t decide when and if we will bear a child. Morning-after pill over-the-counter gives women an enormous freedom. Organizing pays! Today, a U.S. federal judge ordered that the Morning-After Pill be made available "without a prescription and without point-of-sale or age restrictions within thirty days."

 

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5.13.13 - Join NWL For A Week Of Action

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Women Organize to Resist and Defend, Answer Coalition, Chicago

 

Week of Action: May 13th-17th

National Women's Liberation, with the support of our allies Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD), is organizing a week of action. We are uniting to demand "Access for all, No restrictions!" Birth control is a cornerstone of women's freedom. If the Obama Administration thinks women will simply let this go, they are wrong!

Join us for actions in the cities listed below, or plan an action in your city! Please contact us if you would like to participate in a planning meeting. Organizing kits are available. If you hold a sign, drop a banner, or organize a flashmob to put the Morning-After Pill on the shelf, send us video or pictures. We will compile them. Please forward this message widely.

Tuesday, May 14:
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California
New Haven, Connecticut
Washington, D.C.
Chicago, Illinois
New York City, New York
Syracuse, New York
Asheville, North Carolina
Seattle, Washington

Friday, May 17:
Gainesville, Florida
Albuquerque, New Mexico