- Category: New York Women's Liberation
Part of our Third Tuesdays Monthly Meetings. New women welcome!
When: Tuesday May 19th from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Commons in Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond, near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street A/C/G. You can also take the 2,3,4,5 to Nevins or the D,N,R to Atlantic-Pacific. map
Help us sharpen our aim and our analysis! In our May meeting, we will be evaluating the materials we created for our last action on street harassment and sexist ads with an eye towards holding another action this summer.
Join us for a lively discussion of the following flyers and statements:
- Street Harassment Project Mission Statement (Pre-Amble, Our Beliefs, Our Intentions)
- Redstockings 1969 Stickers Assail 2015 Ads
- NWL/Redstockings flyer "All men benefit but 'The Man' Profits"
Earlier this spring, National Women's Liberation held an action with Redstockings to "take on the interlocking tentacles of male chauvinist pig catcallers on the street and the sexist ad makers of big business." The action was an outgrowth of our joint 10 week class, "Building Women's Liberation Now: Gems from the 1960s and Beyond for Radical Feminist Theory & Action Today." Through consciousness-raising, women testified about being fed up with men who feel entitled to harass us on the street, tell us to smile, and/or comment on our appearance. From there we dug deeper, investigating the connection between street harassment and what corporate forces gain through the sexualization and exploitation of women in advertising plastered all over our public spaces. In our May meeting, we will be evaluating the materials we created for our last action with an eye towards holding another action in July.
We meet at The Commons on the third Tuesday of every month, so mark your calendars! In order to win more for women, we need to get together:
Tues. June 16th from 7:00-9:00
Tues. July 21st from 7:00-9:00
August - no meeting
Tues. September 15th 7:00-9:00