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9.15.15 - Third Tuesdays - NWL General Meeting

Join us this month to learn how you can help us take #ThisOppressesWomen further.

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Tues., Sept 15th from 7-9pm @ 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.

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8.18.15 - Third Tuesdays - NWL General Meeting

NYWL.meetingIn our August 18th 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? 

 

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7.21.15 - Third Tuesdays - NWL General Meeting

Displaying Reserve Third Tuesdays 7-9pm for our monthly meetings @ 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)

Next Meeting: Tues., July 21st, 7:00-9:00pm

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#thisoppresseswomen stickers are popping up everywhere! Get your stack at our monthly meeting. Join us to discuss: what's next in the campaign? who benefits from sexist advertising? who pays? why are we still fighting this crap?

National Women's Liberation and Redstockings teamed up to recreate a vintage 1969 "This Oppresses Women" sticker, and have been distributing them to women at protests, their monthly meetings and other venues. The sticker went viral, and has been covered by press around the world.

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#ThisOppressesWomen Stickers Going Global

 Over the past few days, the stickers created by National Women's Liberation and Redstockings have been covered by reporters in the U.K., India and the U.S.

We are sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women only as sexual objects.That use our bodies to sell products. That embolden men to disrespect us. That tell us we are not worthy unless we conform to unrealistic, sexist, racist and unhealthy beauty standards.

Help make this go viral. If you see a sexist ad photograph it and put it out with the hashtag #THISOPPRESSESWOMEN. Do the same if you spot the stickers on any ads.  

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Retweet some of our tweets @4womenslib
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6.16.15 - Third Tuesdays - NWL Monthly Meeting

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Women, are you sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women as sexual objects? That use our bodies to sell products? That embolden men to disrespect us? That tell us we are not worthy unless we conform to unrealistic, sexist, racist, and unhealthy beauty standards?

So are we! Join us and fight back. Attend our next meeting on Tues June 16th at 7pm.

When: Tuesday, June 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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.

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5.19.15 - Third Tuesdays - NWL Monthly Meeting

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
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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"

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4.21.15 - Is consumerism a major form of oppression of women?

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Photo from Ellen Willis Tumblr

Ellen Willis's 1969 paper 'Consumerism' and Women takes on this widespread anti-woman misconception.

Join us for a study and discussion of the paper at our monthly meeting in April. We encourage participants to read the article, Consumerism and Women, before the meeting, but will also provide hard copies and time to review the piece in the meeting. The article is a gem from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action.

When:Tuesday April 21st from 6:30-8:30pm
Where:The Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 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
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"For women, buying and wearing clothes and beauty aids is not so much consumption as it is work." - Ellen Willis

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NWL Protests Street Harassment & Sexist Ads

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On Saturday, February 7, 2015, National Women's Liberation and Redstockings organized an action Outside of American Apparel in NYC to raise consciousness about street and workplace harassment, sexist advertising and the connection between them.

- See video of protest

- See photos of protest

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NYC Monthly Meetings - next meeting April 21st

WL.where.do.i.fitNational Women's Liberation (NWL) is holding Monthly Meetings at The Commons in downtown Brooklyn. We'll be building on our recent action co-sponsored with Redstockings protesting street harassment and sexist ads (photos here and video clip here). Join us to study our oppression as women, participate in consciousness-raising, and plan feminist actions.

We are meeting the third Tuesday of every month, so mark your calendars! In order to win more for women, we need to get together:

    Tues. March 17th from 6:30-8:30
    Tues. April 21st from 6:30-8:30
    Tues. May 19th from 6:30-8:30

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Video of NWL Protesting Street Harassment & Sexist Ads

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, National Women's Liberation and Redstockings organized an action Outside of American Apparel in NYC to raise consciousness about street and workplace harassment, sexist advertising and the connection between them.

 

 

2.7.15 - Join NWL in NYC to Protest Street Harassment

Join National Women's Liberation and Redstockings for an action to raise consciousness about street and workplace harassment, sexist advertising and the connection between them.

When: Saturday, February 7th, Noon-2
Where: Outside American Apparel, 704 Broadway, just north of West 4th Street, New York, NY (see on map)


Call on men to stop harassing women and to speak up when they see other men harassing women. Let's call out ad-makers for using imagery that oppresses women and men for falling for it. Come fight with us! We'll be picketing and handing out flyers in front of American Apparel, a company which is notorious for objectifying women in their advertisements.

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"This oppresses women" sticker, Redstockings, 1969. More from the Redstockings Archives for Action at www.redstockings.org.


Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you can make it, and help spread the word! 

Sept. 2014 - "Building Women's Liberation Now" class to be offered in NYC


Building Women’s Liberation Now: 
Gems from the 1960s &

Beyond for Radical Feminist Theory & Action Today

 A joint project of Redstockings and National Women's Liberation

 

10 weekly sessions: Thursdays, September 18th-November 20th, 7-9pm

Fee: $45 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Sign up: Registration is now closed. No walk-in registrations will be accepted on site. 

 

This class is for women who want to understand basic truths and political causes of the unfairness in our daily 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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9.9.14 - 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 held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 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.

3.27.14 to 3.29.14 - NWL and Redstockings at the Boston Women’s Liberation Conference

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Speakers include Redstockings women’s liberation pioneer Kathie Sarachild and National Women’s Liberation member Annie Tummino, lead Plaintiff in the Morning-After Pill lawsuit against the FDA.

Visit www.redstockings.org for conference information, schedules and registration.

1.25.14 - NWL's Annie Tummino To Speak At Event Commemorating Roe v. Wade

Annie Tummino, NWL organizer and lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that won over-the-counter morning-after pill access in the U.S., is speaking at the following event organized by Brooklyn-Queens Chapter of NOW. Please email us if you can attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Roe v. Wade: Overcoming the Challenges

WHERE: Brooklyn College-Women's Center
227 New Ingersoll Hall
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WHEN: January 25, 2014, 12:00-3:00 pm

Speakers Include:

Annie Tummino, National Women's Liberation
Emily Kadar, Government Affairs Manager for NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Zenaida Mendez, President, NOW-NYS
Kelly Baden, Center for Reproductive Rights
Jessica Atrio, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health


Light Refreshments will be served.

 

10.26.13 - Morning-After Pill Brigade Actions

 

 

Photos by Laurie Wen. Left Photo:  NWL organizers stage a protest in a Rite Aid on 6th Ave near 14th Street, where Plan B One-Step is locked in                                                                  ridiculously large, locked boxes. Right Photo: At Duane Reade a non-intrusive, non-locked packaging is being used.

 

On October 26, 2013, the NWL New York Chapter took to the streets to do our own investigation of how Plan B One-Step is being sold. Whenever we saw obstacles, such as the pill locked in attention-grabbing locked boxes, or lack of over-the-counter access, we "zapped" the pharmacy: doing a street theater action right in the aisle. We raised consciousness of how the locked boxes embarrass women; suggest that women who need birth control are apt to steal it; and confuse staff.

We are happy to report that some pharmacies are utilizing a new, non-intrusive plastic enclosure. However, the way that Plan B One Step is sold varies from store to store- even within the same chain. In some stores, Plan B One Step remains behind the counter. And the price (around $50) continues to be a problem everywhere.

Help us gather more information on how the Morning-After Pill is being sold! Investigate your local pharmacy and fill out our survey.

10.21.13 - NYC Meeting to Prep for Roving Feminist Action

We Won't Let Pharmacies Undercut our Victory on the Morning-After Pill!

Feminists won a major victory when our decade long organizing campaign resulted in over-the-counter access for all women and girls to the morning-after pill. But our victory is being seriously undermined. The pill continues to be so outrageously expensive that many of us can't afford to buy it. And now, pharmacies are locking Plan B One-Step in ridiculously large, locked plastic cases, or hiding it behind-the-counter. These boxes are so attention grabbing one feminist likened them to walking across the store in a dunce cap.

We won't stop fighting for justice. Organize with us:

1. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested in planning overall logistics for the roving action.

2. We need more information on whether the Morning-After Pill is being sold in stores, how it's being sold, and how much it costs. Visit your local pharmacy and fill out our survey.

3. Women: come to our organizing meeting on Monday 10/21 at 6:30pm at Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson Street (take the A/C/E, B/D/F/M to the W 4th Street station) for final preparation for the action.


4: Save the date: Flashmob action, Sat 10/26 1pm. All are welcome. (Meet up place in lower Manhattan will be sent a week beforehand)

9.12.13 - Join Us in NYC To Prepare for the October Action and Firestone Conference

Photo: Redstockings, Inc.
for more information on Redstockings see http://redstockings.org/

Thursday, Sept 12, 2013, from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
220 Fifth Avenue (at 26th Street), 5th floor, New York, NY (map)

In preparation for Redstockings' upcoming "Shulamith Firestone Women's Liberation Memorial Conference on What is To Be Done" on October 5, 2013, we will be reading Shulamith Firestone's article "The Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: A New View" (article available here)1 that was published in 1968 in New York Radical Women's Notes from the First Year.

We will be using Consciousness Raising to answer the question posed by Redstockings: "What is your thinking now and has it changed on the causes of women's oppression? How and why has it changed?"

We will also be building off this summer's meetings to plan NWL's next zap action to push back against the obstacles that stand in the way of buying the Morning-After Pill.

Save the Date!
NWL's next zap action will be Sunday, October 27th

We need more information on whether the Morning-After Pill is being sold in stores and how it's being sold. Please fill out our survey (here) so that we will know which pharmacies are making it more difficult to buy the Morning-After Pill.

8.7.13 - Plan an Action with Us in NYC

Obama Administration: Still Not Good Enough on Morning-After Pill
Join us on Wed Aug. 7th
Feminist Consciousness Raising & Action Planning



plan.b.in.boxAre you angry that a package of Plan B One-Step emergency contraception at Duane Reade in NYC costs $54.99? That it is held hostage in a ridiculous, attention-grabbing, plastic box? That the Obama Administration is enforcing abitrary restrictions on generic morning-after pill products?

Are you angry that the same powerful men who attack our right to birth control, including abortion and contraception, proclaiming their so-called "family values," are also against paid family leave, public child care programs and national health insurance?

If the answer is YES, join us on August 7th. We will be analyzing our own experience to get at the root of our problems, how they are political, and planning an action to fight back.

Details:

Wed., August 7, 2013
7:00pm-8:15pm
220 Fifth Avenue (at 26th Street), 2nd floor
New York, NY (map)

Our meetings are for women only as we believe women must lead the fight for our freedom.

More about our landmark victory on the morning-after pill here, and the recent decision by the Food & Drug Administration to restrict access to generic products here.

7.11.13 - Join Us For a Meeting in NYC to Analyze Feminist Victory and Plan for More

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Join us at our next meeting:


Thursday July 11th
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
220 Fifth Avenue (at 26th Street),
5th Floor
New York, NY

 

  

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