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

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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.

NWL Fall Tabling Events in Gainesville, FL

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.

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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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.

1.25.14 - 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
Map
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.

 

2.9.14 - Women of Color Caucus Consciousness-Raising Meeting

Join the Women of Color Caucus for a Consciousness-Raising meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 pm to compare and analyze our experiences with beauty standards. We will be meeting in Dauer 215 on University of Florida's campus. (If you are outside of Gainesville, you can participate by conference call.)


We will be answering the following questions:

  • When have you changed/altered your appearance (e.g., straightened your hair, lightened/darkened your skin, shaved, worn make-up, etc.)? Why? What happened? What was the cost to you (money, time, etc.)? What was the benefit?
  • When have you not changed your appearance (e.g., not straightened your hair, not lightened/darkened your skin, not shaved, not worn make-up, etc.)? Why? What happened? What was the cost to you? What was the benefit?

This meeting is open to women of color. Contact us for more information and/or to get the conference call phone line number.

Stand with the Dream Defenders to Demand Justice for Trayvon Martin!

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Dream Defenders at the Opening Session of the Florida Legislature on March 5th 2013, demanding an end to racial profiling, Stand Your Ground and for representatives to address the crisis in Florida of the "school-to-prison" pipeline of black and brown youth. Photo courtesy of DreamDefenders.org.

 

National Women's Liberation (NWL) stands in solidarity with the Dream Defenders occupying Florida Governor Rick Scott's office to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.  NWL is sending people, food, and other resources to the Florida Capitol this week, and we urge our members and allies to join us.

 

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  • Read the Dream Defenders' demands and statement to Governor Rick Scott.
  • Sign the Dream Defenders MoveOn.org petition here.
  • Watch a video and slideshow of Dream Defenders occupying the Capitol, and read about Rick Scott's refusal to meet their demands, on The Huffington Post.

Join the fight!
To join the Dream Defenders occupying the capitol, visit www.dreamdefenders.org, contact Nailah Summers at 786-925-8482, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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7.5.13 - Help send NWL organizers to the NOW Conference in Chicago

National Women's Liberation (NWL) is excited to announce "Speakouts, Sit-Ins, and Flashmobs: Feminist Movement Wins Morning-After Pill Over-the-Counter," a workshop at the 2013 National NOW Conference July 5th - 7th in Chicago. With your contributions, NWL will be sending Alex Leader, Kendra Vincent and Dior Vargas, three leaders in our campaign for unrestricted access to the morning-after pill, to present this workshop.

We will share lessons from the morning-after pill campaign and strategize about building a feminist movement to fight back against male supremacy and win more freedom for women. The NOW conference is an opportunity to learn, debate and strategize with women from across the U.S. who want to fight.

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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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Join NWL at the Left Forum

"Grassroots feminist organizing pushes the courts, makes leap for reproductive rights: The Morning-After Pill Tummino Decision"

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Panel featuring NWL Organizers Erin Mahoney, Allison Guttu and Dior Vargas; Moderated by Fran Luck of WBAI's Joy of Resistance Feminist Radio

New York City, Pace University, Room E328
Sunday June 9th from 12:00pm-2:00pm
More details on panel here; directions here.

We need your help gathering petition signatures and flyering at the Forum. Contact us to join up or for more information.

Morning-After Pill Week of Action a Huge Success: Actions held from Coast to Coast

If the Obama Administration won’t put the Morning-After Pill on the shelf for everyone, women will!

 

From May 13th to 17th NWL, with the support of Women Organized to Resist and Defend ( WORD), held a week of action for women's self determination and ability to control our lives. Feminists in NYC, Gainesville FL, LA, Sacramento, San Francisco, New Haven, Washington D.C., Chicago, Albuquerque, Syracuse, North Carolina and San Diego dropped banners and held flashmobs in pharmacies, defying the Food and Drug Administration and putting the morning-after pill on the shelf for people of all ages.

For 10 years the Bush and Obama Administrations have held women's health hostage, going to absurd lengths to keep this safe form of birth control out of our hands. Most recently, on May 1st the Obama Administration announced it was appealing a federal judge's order to remove all age and point of sale restrictions on the morning-after pill. Read more on the history and sign the petition here.

Stephanie Coontz and “The Feminine Mystique at Fifty: 1963-2013,” Wed., March 13, 2013

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 For those who cannot attend, Live Streaming of the event is being made available by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and will run the duration of the lecture starting at 6pm EST and can be accessed from their homepage: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/

 

 

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Federation of Cuban Women and NYWL

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, come celebrate International Women's Day with the Federation of Cuban Women.  In the U.S. we are still fighting for National Healthcare, Paid Family Leave and Universal Childcare; take this rare opportunity to hear from Cuban women what they have won through revolution and feminist struggle!
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
7:00- 9:00pm

220 Fifth Ave, 5th floor
btwn W 26th St and W 27th St (Take the N/R or 6 to 28th St stops)

NYWL past-chair advisor, Allison Guttu was able to meet with the Federation during a political tour of Cuba.  Guttu says, "Cuba has 45% women in Parliament, one of the highest in the world.  It was amazing to learn about the wins that women had achieved, as well as the challenges; for instance they have won family leave but are still fighting for men to take that leave.  I am so excited that the Federation is joining us again for International Women's Day."
 
The New York Chapter of National Women's Liberation is a feminist group for women who want to fight back against male supremacy and win more freedom for women.  We believe that change comes from a movement of everyday people.  Our meetings are open to all women.

 

Celebremos el Día internacional de la mujer con la Federación de mujeres cubanas y el grupo de NYWL

Ven a celebrar el Día internacional de la mujer con la Federación cubana de mujeres en nuestra reunión general de marzo.   Aquí en los EEUU todavía luchamos por un Plan nacional de salud, Maternidad paga, y Guardería universal.  Este es un momento especial en el que escucharemos a las mujeres cubanas relatar lo que ellas han ganado por medio de la revolución y la lucha feminista!
 

Martes, Marzo 5, 2013
7:00-9:00p

220 Fifth Ave, 5th floor

Entre las calles W 26th St y W 27th St (N/R o 6 hasta 28th St stops)

La vizpresidenta Allison Guttu visitó a la Federación durante el viaje a Cuba del Agosto negro el verano pasado.  “En el Parliamento de Cuba 45% son mujeres.  Fue magnífico ver las ganancias que las mujeres en cuba han logrado tales como un año entero de maternidad pago, cuido para las personas mayores, y ciertos retos como el de hacer que los hombres, también, aprovechen ese tiempo de paternidad.  Me alegra que la Federación nos acompañe de nuevo en este Día internacional de la mujer”.
 
El capítulo de Nueva York de Women’s Liberation es un grupo feminista de mujeres en la lucha contra la supremacía masculina y ganar mas libertad para la mujer.  Creemos que el cambio se consigue por los esfuerzos cotidianos.  Somos mujeres que luchamos por nuestros derechos en la década de los 60 y también somos activistas jóvenes que buscamos prenderle un nuevo fuego a la lucha por nuestros derechos.  Solo a las mujeres en las reuniones.

Think women’s lives are no less important than men’s? Become a Dues-Paying Feminist!

By Alexandra Leader, Candi Churchill and Andrea Costello

  National Women’s Liberation recently made a commitment to make fundraising for sustained full-time movement workers our top priority. 

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Feminist Brunch to Commemmorate Roe v. Wade, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, The Gainesville Chapter of National Women's Liberation FEMINIST.BRUNCH.Jan.2013fis hosting a feminist brunch. The brunch will feature a presentation on NWL's campaign for unrestricted, over-the-counter access to the Morning-After Pill (MAP), followed by a discussion about our experiences using MAP. Because every woman and girl should be able to access safe birth control when she needs it. 

This event is open to women only. RSVP for childcare and to let us know if you can bring a dish.

When: Sunday, January 27th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: 556 NE 11th Street, Gainesville, FL

Please RSVP by visiting the Facebook event, calling (904) 705-5654 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .