5.1.17 - NWL Joins Day Without an Immigrant Strike

may.1.2017Join Cosecha's Day Without an Immigrant Strike

On May 1st we are joining the "Day without Immigrants" strike for liberty and justice for all in the U.S.—no matter our religion or ethnicity or where we were born—and for an end to deportations and anti-immigrant attacks. We stand with International Women's Strike US/ Paro Internacional de Mujeres EUA and all other signatory organizations to say: No Ban. No Wall. No ICE. Solidarity is our weapon! Read the full statement here.

From Cosecha: "Immigrant Rights Organizations, Workers Centers and Unions launch a national strike billed as a "day without immigrants" to demonstrate that the country depends on the labor of immigrants and working class people of color. Hundreds of thousands of workers have already pledged to strike in what organizers expect to be the largest national strike since the Megamarches of 2006." Sign up to strike here.

4.9.17 - Tallahassee Organizing Committee Monthly Meeting

this.oppresses.women.stickers.displayThe National Women's Liberation Tallahassee Organizing Committee is hosting its fifth monthly meeting in Tallahassee! At this meeting, we will be discussing women as an oppressed class. 

Also, we will get some NWL chapter work done in the meeting and help you figure out a role organizing in NWL if you are looking to get more involved.

Please read ahead and come with your thoughts, questions, and experiences about this theory of how we are kept down as a class and what this has to do with building a feminist movement.

Reading we will discuss:

"Toward a Female Liberation Movement," Judith Brown and Bev Jones; selection of Part I, by Bev Jones, pp. 9-18. 1968. 

3.31.17 - 4.1.17 - Loretta Ross Weekend

The Women of Color Caucus (WOCC) of National Women's Liberation is thrilled to bring reproductive rights pioneer and human rights activist, Loretta Ross, to Gainesville this weekend for multiple events! (Visit the facebook event for additional information.)

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3/31, 5:00pm, UF Speaking Event: Pugh Hall, Ocora Room

3/31, 5-7pm, Reproductive Justice Book Talk and Signing, at M.A.M.A's Club, 435 South Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601

4/1, 1pm, No! The Rape Documentary: Break the Silence, Stop All Forms of Sexual and Gender-based Violence Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Zohorah Simmons and Loretta Ross brought to you by Women's March Gainesville in partnership with National Women's Liberation Women of Color Caucus at M.A.M.A's Club, 435 South Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601

3.12.17 - Tallahassee Monthly Meeting

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The Plant, 517 W Gaines St, Tallahassee, Florida

The National Women's Liberation Tallahassee Organizing Committee is hosting its fourth monthly meeting in Tallahassee! Join us to learn more about NWL's politics, history and guiding principles, and how we are carrying them forward in the current political climate.

3.8.2017 - Join NWL & Strike on International Women's Day

women.strikeWe went on strike for the Inauguration, and now we're doing it again in coordination with women in 30 countries for International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  National Women's Liberation joins organizers of the January Women's Marches in calling for this international day for women's freedom and dignity, #DayWithoutAWoman. Join us!

We urge you to find a way to take part. Strike by pulling back from paid or unpaid work that day. Show this country and the rest of the world that ALL women's work is valuable- and will not be taken for granted. Sign up to strike here.

In New York: Washington Square Park, 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

In Gainesville, Florida: Join us for a picket and speakout at the SW corner of 13th St. and University Ave. from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. (RSVP or more info here.) Following the speakout, we will march to Gainesville City Hall for the Candlelight Vigil - A Day Without a Woman hosted by Women's March on Washington DC-Florida Chapter-Gainesville/Ocala. 

Visit womenstrike.org to find other locations or learn more about the International Women's Day U.S. Strike Platform.

2.12.2017 - Tallahassee Monthly Meeting

tally.2012aThe National Women's Liberation Tallahassee Organizing Committee is hosting its third monthly meeting in Tallahassee! At this meeting, we will be exploring our reactions to the current political climate and figuring out our next action steps. The meeting will include a consiousness-raising (CR), followed by conclusions and the planning stage.

Please RSVP and share. See you Sunday, February 12th.

1.21.17 - NWL at Women's March on Washington & Sister Actions

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On January 21, 2017, NWL feminists will be proudly and loudly marching and protesting in D.C. at the Women's March on Washington! If you are not going to D.C., you can still protest with NWL at a sister action as part of our 2-day Women's Strike.

 

 

 

  • Washington, D.C. - Women's March on Washington 

We will be meeting at 9:15 am - 10:00 am at the Northeast corner of Spirit of Justice Park, C Street SE and New Jersey Avenue SE. One block from the Capitol South Metro Station on the blue line. From there, we will move to join the Women's March on Washington, which begins at 10:00am. 

From the march organizers: Backpacks may be searched and nontransparent backpacks may be confiscated. We recommend bringing a small purse or a transparent backpack.  Anything that could be used as a weapon is not allowed. If you are making signs, remember that sharp sticks to hold up a sign are included in this. Use foam-board signs, and you could use a soft neck strap instead.

  • New York City - Women's March on New York City

We will be meeting at 11:30am at East 49th St. and 3rd Ave., southeast corner in fron of the the Lenscrafters. Look for Women Strike signs. We will start marching at 11:55am. Click here for more information.

  • Tallahassee, FL - Women's March on Tallahassee

Meet us at 1:30pm at Black Dog on the Square, 567 Industrial Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310 to march with us. For more information about marching with NWL, contact Emily. The march will start at Railroad Square, 623 McDonnell Dr. Additional information is available here.

Join us from 1pm to 3pm on the sidewalk in front of Hobby Lobby, 6111 W. Newberry, Rd. Additional information is available here.

Official Sister event with the Women's March on Washington! Protest Trump, Pence, and the Repbulican Congress and their plans for us. Hobby Lobby represents the kind of anti-woman attacks we will be facing with new force as the incoming administration takes office. Join National Women's Liberation and Gainesville Area NOW on Saturday January 21 at 1pm for a PICKET in front of Hobby Lobby as part of the #womenstrike called for by National Women's Liberation (NWL) and in solidarity with the Women's March in DC.

  • Nashville, TN - Power Together Tennessee, In Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington 

Join us from 10am to 1:00pm CST at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street, Nashville, TN 37213 (Map)NWL organizer Francie Hunt will be speaking on behalf of NWL and our womenstrike.org; she co-founded our Women of Color Caucus and works for Planned Parenthood. If you are in Tennessee, join up

1.20.2017 to 1.21.2017 - Women Strike

STRIKE to protest Trump, Pence, and the Republican Congress' ANTI-WOMAN Agenda

NO WORK, PAID OR UNPAID

Sign the pledge and share it with your friends: womenstrike.org

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Why did National Women's Liberation call a women's strike for the inauguration?

Women had many good reasons to strike before this election, but now we have a president-elect who openly disrespects and assaults women, and wants to limit our roles to servant, mother, or sexual plaything. This strike comes from anger at men in our lives who didn't vote, or who voted for Trump, or who aren't taking seriously the threat that his presidency represents. And it is a reaction to an election campaign that-apart from Bernie Sanders in the primary-ignored the universal programs that women and all people need, and that work well in so many other countries, from paid family leave to childcare to national health care. 

The Democrats didn't pursue these plans when they could have, and now the Republican-majority Congress is promising to cut, undermine, privatize, or eliminate every social contract from public schools to Medicare to Social Security. They expect the family (that is, WOMEN) to fill in the gaps and pick up the pieces. NO WE WON'T. This strike is a warning. Our work can no longer be taken for granted.

When we get 20,000 signatures, the strike will be ON.  Every pledge counts, pledge today.

In 2017, Let's Continue Building the Resistance

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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 New York, NY:

Mon. January 9th: Women of Color Caucus Meeting, 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Email nwl@womensliberationorg for more details.

Sat. January 14th: Abortion/Birth Control Organizing Committee Meeting, 12:00-1:30, University Settlement Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery, Manhattan

Sat. January 14th: Sign-making Party for the Women’s March, 2:00-4:00pm, Queens. E-mail for address. 

Thurs. January 19thMonthly General Meeting, 7:30-9:30, Prepare to Strike and March Inauguration weekend

  • In Gainesville, FL:

Thurs. January 5th: Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show Planning Committee, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm, Location: 200 NE 1st Street, suite 201 (entrance in back of building)

Mon. January 9th: Women of Color Caucus Meeting, 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Email nwl@womensliberationorg for more details.

Tues. January 10th: Monthly General Meeting, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Location: 200 NE 1st Street, suite 201 (entrance in back of building)

Sat. January 21st: Picket for #womenstrike, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: W. Newberry Rd. More information at https://goo.gl/ULSqy5.

  • In Tallahassee, FL:

Sun. January 8th: Organizing Meeting, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Location: The Plant, 517 W. Gaines St.

Mon. January 9th: Women of Color Caucus Meeting, 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Email nwl@womensliberationorg for more details.

Sun. February 12th: Organizing Meeting, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Location: The Plant, 517 W. Gaines St. 

10.18.16 - Sexism and the Election

Trump.memeThird Tuesday - NWL Monthly Meeting

Topic: Sexist Election Coverage 

When: Tues., October 18th from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: The Commons in Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Avenue 

Are you sick of women being judged by what we wear? How we sound? Coverage of the Clinton campaign has laid bare sexist double standards on a national scale. At our October meeting we will discuss the "damned if you, damned if you don't" moments we experience in our own lives, and how we can create a stronger feminist movement to change this.

Details: 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 month joins us for a Post-Election Meeting! 

Tues., November 15th from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

What do the results mean for the feminist movement? How do we move forward to win lasting changes for women?

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.

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June 2016 - Call to Action - Women Demand Control Over Our Reproduction

Women are the Experts: National Week of Action for Abortion and Birth Control
June 3-10, 2016

#thisoppresseswomen  #notmyclinic   #shoutyourabortion

Call to Action - Women Demand Control Over Our Reproduction (view as PDF)

National Women’s Liberation Speakout Kit (view as PDF)

Recommended Readings

To be free, women must control our reproduction. In May, the Supreme Court decided Zubik v. Burwell and is expected to decide Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in June. Whatever the outcome, the Court will change women’s access to abortion and birth control—while we’re expected to passively wait and see how our lives will be affected.

Enough already!  We demand control over our reproduction.  Join us for a Week of Action to speak out about our experiences using birth control and abortion.

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National Women’s Liberation Speakout Kit

 

Women are the Experts: National Week of Action for Abortion and Birth Control
June 3 - 10, 2016
#thisoppresseswomen  #notmyclinic  #shoutyourabortion

(View Speakout Kit as PDF)

Welcome

We are so excited you are participating in this week of action for abortion and birth control.

In May, the Supreme Court decided Zubik v. Burwell and is expected to decide Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt in June. Whatever the outcome, the Court will change women’s access to abortion and birth control—while we’re expected to passively wait and see how our lives will be affected.

Enough already!  We demand control over our reproduction. Join us for a week of action where women will speak out about our experiences needing birth control and abortion.

We encourage feminists to read our call to action on our website and take action together around the country.  NWL chapters will hold speakouts in Florida, Friday, June 3rd, and in New York City, Friday, June 10th.  In Florida, women will gather at an event to testify about their abortions and birth control. We are also doing a social media campaign, #notmyclinic, in protest of Florida’s recently passed “TRAP” law. The law will block all federal Medicaid money from going to any health clinic that provides or is in any way connected to abortion services.  The Florida law closely mirrors the Texas bill currently at issue in the Whole Woman’s Health Supreme Court case and is designed to shut down all abortion clinics.  In New York, we are organizing a table in Union Square, where women can speak out by sharing testimony on cards on a large poster board. Alongside this testimony will be blown up tweets from the viral #shoutyourabortion campaign and testimony from women lawyers who filed a brief in Whole Woman’s Health speaking from their experience of how abortion access affected their careers and lives.

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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.

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.

11.17.15 - #ShoutYourAbortion in New York

 Join us on Tues., Nov. 17th from 7-9pm to learn about #ShoutYourAbortion in NYC and the history of abortion speak-outs. RSVP on facebook and invite your friends.shoutyourabortion

The #ShoutYourAbortion campaign that began in Seattle is spreading to the East Coast - come to our November meeting to learn more. We'll also read and discuss a short article from the Redstockings Archives on the largely hidden history of how women won abortion in the U.S.: not because Supreme Court justices were nice to us, but through speak outs, disruptions, and bold demands of women's liberation organizers in NYC and beyond in the late 1960s.

We'll be meeting at 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.

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

1.22.16 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show

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View flyer as pdf (recommended for printing)

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.

2.16.16 - Third Tuesday - NWL Monthly Meeting

To Have Children (Or Not): A Consciousness Raising
Monthly Meeting February 16th 7:30-9:30pm (*note new start time)

sign.Dec.2011.MAP.ProtestIn January we celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by doing a CR on when we have needed birth control and abortion.  In February, we will dig deeper and explore whether we want or do not want children, now or in the future, and why.

We'll be answering the following questions:
1. What are our reasons for wanting children, if/when we wanted them. (Whether we had them, didn't, or are still planning to.) Reasons for not wanting them? If we had them, did our thinking about this change after we had them? If we didn't have them, did our thinking change?

2. Additional question for those who have done parenting work: When does this work feel like an individual responsibility? When does it feel like a collective (community, society wide,national) responsibility?

Details: Tuesday 2/16 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm @ 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.