Seattle 2013 Activities Archive

Tuesday, December. 31, 8:30pm
New Years Eve Celebration
Ring in a new year of socialist cheer!

Festivities include dancing, a satirical spoof, party favors and a no-host bar. Door donation $5.00. Glorious Greek Buffet donation $15.00.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

Thursday, December. 19, 7:30pm
Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt

Radical Women meeting features a documentary on the life of the legendary singer (c. 1904 - 1975) who became an inspirational symbol for the entire Arab world. Post-film commentary by Egyptian feminist and writer Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad.

Hearty dinner
, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. $2 door donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com www.facebook.com/rwseattle

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:00am
Sisters Organize for Survival Public Meeting
End the Budget Attack on Women & Children
The clock is ticking for the federal Congress to reach a budget deal by December 13. The joint House/Senate Budget Committee is crafting a spending plan for the coming year. Across-the-board cuts mandated by the sequester are expected to be replaced - but how? There is talk of additional cuts to social services, government programs, and federal workers pay and benefits.

Federal budget decisions will impact Washington state's budget too. And what will be the effect of the $9 billion Boeing giveaway to social service programs necessary to poor and working women and children? Will dollars be allocated for childcare and education? We can't just sit by to see what happens. We need to force legislators to pay attention to jobs and human needs instead of bailouts for billion-dollar corporations. Come to the next Sisters Organize for Survival meeting to help develop a plan for getting our demands heard. All are welcome.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

For more information, to volunteer or endorse, call 206-722-6057
Sis4survival@gmail.com • www.SistersOrganizeforSurvival.org
Facebook: Sisters Organize for Survival

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11am-1pm
Rally to free Nestora Salgado

Seattle resident Nestora Salgado is a U.S. citizen and indigenous rights leader in her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero. She is wrongfully incarcerated in Mexico for exposing corruption and mobilizing community defense against organized crime, trafficking and rape of women, and domestic violence.

Mexican Consulate, 2132 3rd Ave., Seattle

Sponsored by Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora-Seattle Committee.

Endorsers of the Campaign to Free Nestora include: Radical Women - U.S.; Free Marissa Now national mobilization campaign; Freedom Socialist Party, U.S. and Australia; Frente Resistencia, Los Angeles; La Voz Latina, WBAI-99.5 FM, New York City; Nucleo por un Partido Revolucionario Internacionalista, Republica Dominicana; Partido Socialista-Frente Amplio, U.S.; Partido Obrero Socialista, Mexico; Puerto Rican Alliance, Los Angeles; Socialist Core, New York City; Trabajadoras por la Paz, New York City; United Front for Justice and Dignity, California; William T. Hathaway, adjunct professor of American Studies, University of Oldenburg, Germany; Roger Yockey, author and Seattle activist.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30
The raging fight to preserve abortion rights in the U.S.


Radical Women organizing meeting will feature discussion of flashpoints in the struggle for a woman's right to control her own body. Other reports will focus on RW's current community organizing efforts.

Seasonal supper, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station. For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 - RWseattle@mindspring.com

Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm
A feminist look at a looming free trade monster: the Trans-Pacific Partnership

How are capitalist trade pacts impacting women and workers around the world? Learn what's at risk from this latest imperialist love fest that pushes privatization, targets food production, and undermines global access to low-cost medications. Let's talk about how to create a global economy run for people, not profit. Let's strategize about how to stop the TPP before it's fast-tracked down our throats. Seasonal supper, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 o RWseattle@mindspring.com

Saturday, November 9, 11am
Community organizing meeting
Mothers & children need universal childcare!
Women and children have been some of the first to feel the effects of budget cuts and government shutdown. While politicians bicker and posture, vital programs such as Headstart, WIC (an early nutrition program) and domestic violence services take big hits from already small budgets. This leaves thousands of poor and working families stranded without resources or services.

Enough is enough! Join the next Sisters Organize for Survival meeting to discuss how to make changes needed to prioritize childcare, food and the whole social safety net. All are welcome. You are needed!

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

Meeting sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival, a campaign of Radical Women

Childcare provided. For more information, to volunteer or endorse, call 206-722-6057 or email Sis4survival@gmail.com • www.SistersOrganizeforSurvival.org. Facebook: Sisters Organize for Survival

Thursday, November 7, 7:30pm
Get engaged with socialist feminism!
This Radical Women meeting will focus on grassroots activist organizing. Learn about campaigns such as defending victims of domestic violence, fighting for the basic needs of working and poor people, and building women's leadership. Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.
For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com

Saturday, October 26, 7:30pm Halloween Haunting for Witches & Hellraisers!

Summoning all rebel spirits! Cast out the corporate demons at a festive event featuring inciteful company, do-it-yourself caramel apples, a marshmallow roast, and more! Scream-worthy Snack Plates $7.00. Prizes for best politically themed costumes. All ages and genders welcome. A benefit for Radical Women. At the home of Helen Gilbert & Henry Noble, 1903 NE 82nd St., Seattle.

Saturday, October 12, 11am
Community organizing meeting
Mothers & children need universal childcare!


Imagine a society that provides for the needs of working and poor women and their children. Imagine affordable, quality, 24/7 childcare being available to all families that need it. Mothers deserve that choice and children deserve that opportunity. Be part of a campaign that is urging this reality. Learn about efforts by Seattle City Council for universal preschool and what we can do to expand this option for all ages. Be part of a critical solution!

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

Meeting sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival, a campaign of Radical Women

Childcare provided. For more information, to volunteer or endorse, call 206-722-6057 or email Sis4survival@gmail.com • www.SistersOrganizeforSurvival.org.
Facebook: Sisters Organize for Survival

Summer book club – Tuesdays, 7:00pm, beginning June 4
At the Dark End of the Street
Black Women's Resistance to Jim Crow & Sexual Violence



In this new history, author Danielle McGuire shows how violence against Black women was a pillar of the system of segregation. The crucial, unsung leadership of Black women against sexual assault by white supremacists fueled civil rights campaigns from the 1940s to the Black Power movement. Books available for sale at the gatherings.

L.E.M.S. Life Enrichment Bookstore, 5023 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
(Across the street from New Freeway Hall.)

Sponsored by Radical Women

Thursday, October 3, 7:30pm - Dinner 6:30pm
Radical Women public meeting
Get connected to socialist feminism
From theory to organizing, learn about Radical Women's current activities and ideas. The meeting will feature a discussion of the concept of "rape culture," a report on local and national organizing on the Marissa Alexander case, and more! Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:30pm
Sisters Organize for Survival meeting
Come together for needs of mothers & children!


The Seattle City Council is discussing the creation of a universal preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds that would be affordable to all families. What can we do to support this idea and make it a first step toward achieving publicly funded childcare? Attend the SOS meeting to find out about the city's plan and strategize for what more can be done to help children of all ages. Let's make the vision of a better childcare system a reality. All are welcome!

Saturday, September 21, 1:30 pm
Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle


Childcare will be provided. For more information, contact: 206-722-6057, sis4survival@gmail.com, Facebookcom/SistersOrganizeforSurvival

Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm
Special Radical Women meeting
Socialist feminist leadership in action
How do socialist feminists view leadership? How does democracy operate in a grassroots, membership-based organization. Get a real-life demonstration as Seattle Radical Women elects its new Executive Committee and Organizer at this meeting.

Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For more info or to arrange childcare:
206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com


  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2pm
Seattle Rally – Westlake Park
International Day of Action for Marissa Alexander


On Saturday, September 14, Marissa Alexander's 33rd birthday, supporters around the world are holding actions demanding her release from a 20-year prison sentence for defending herself against her abusive husband. No one was injured by the warning shot fired by Alexander, an African American mother of three living in Jacksonville, Florida. Take a stand for every woman's right to self-defense against domestic violence. No mass incarceration – end mandatory minimum sentencing – stop racism and sexism in the criminal justice system.

2pm, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle.

Cosponsored by Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, Radical Women, Seattle King County NAACP, Women Organized to Resist & Defend. Information: 206-722-6057, FreeMarissaPNW@gmail.com. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/534427286626458/

Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm - Dinner 6:00pm
Celebrate Women's Rights Day 2013
Farmworker Women Battle for
Workers' Rights and Dignity



Speakers
Angelica Villa
farmworker leader from Lynden, activist with Community to Community, and advocate for women fieldworkers battling sexual harassment

Sandy Restrepo
immigrant rights activist and attorney with the community-based Colectiva Legal del Pueblo; proud daughter of immigrant parents.

Marcelina Hilario
18-year-old striker against Sakuma Brothers Farms from Santa Cruz Yucucani, Guerrero, who has been working in the fields for 6 years

Saturday, Aug. 24, 7:30pm
$1-$5 sliding scale door donation to benefit Familias Unidas Para la Justicia (United Families for Justice)

Northwest Harvest Buffet 6:30pm
$10 donation o Vegan options available
Sliding scale or work exchanges available for strikers and low income

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline or six blocks southeast of the Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by Radical Women
Benefit for the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Newspaper fund drive
* Please bring food items and diapers for Familias Unidas Para la Justicia *

Information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com. Please make advance arrangements for work-exchanges or childcare.
Facebook: Radical Women Seattle Branch

Thurs., August 15, 7:30pm
Public Meeting
Beyond Male & Female:
Trans Liberation Now!


Speakers:
Willow Carter & Sara Cooley, coordinators of the Feminist Alliance at Vassar College and Women's Studies majors who have led efforts to confront transphobia in activist movements, interning this summer for Seattle Radical Women.


Take part in a discussion on gender-variant identities, with a focus on fighting the oppression that trans people face under capitalism. Brainstorm how to advance trans issues in political and social justice movements.

Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For more info or to arrange childcare:
206-722-6057 •RWseattle@mindspring.com

Sat., July 27, 11:30 am
Working and Poor Women Need Childcare!



Comprehensive, state-funded childcare and programs such as Head Start are essential for women's ability to get jobs, stay in the workforce, and challenge the wage gap. Yet 70,000 children nationally will lose Head Start due to the sequester. In Washington state, more than 300,000 children under 6 have parents in the workforce, but only 174,000 childcare spaces exist. Costs of care can rival the expense of college tuition -- yet the average childcare worker earns less than $2000/month. Come to an organizing meeting and add your thoughts on how to challenge these wrongs!

Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle
For more information: 206-722-6057, 722-2453, Sis4Survival@gmail.com • www.sistersorganizeforsurvival.org

Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Special LGBTQ Pride Month film showing
The Edge of Heaven



A deeply humanistic, richly layered drama with a multi-ethnic lesbian couple at its center. The 122-minute film follows the stories of six people – four Turks and two Germans – as they deal with divisions of generation and nationality. Unexpected events bring together Ayten, a revolutionary fugitive from Turkey, and Lotte, a German student. When Ayten is arrested for entering Germany illegally and sent to prison in Istanbul, Lotte follows to help fight for her lover's freedom. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

$3.00 - $5.00 door donation. Hearty dinner (with vegan options) served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. Call in advance to arrange childcare.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118
(Four blocks south of S. Alaska St., on the #7 busline.)

For info: 206-722-6057 - RWseattle@mindspring.com - Facebook.com/RWseattle

Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Organizing meeting
Get to know Radical Women!
Learn about L.A. RW's participation in a fight to stop the dismantling of Crenshaw High, an overwhelmingly Black and Latino school in South Los Angeles. The meeting will also feature role-playing to sharpen skills needed for being a successful "salesperson" of socialist feminist ideas and a persuasive fundraiser. Plus a report on Radical Women's plans for Pride Week. Your ideas and energy are needed.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118
(Four blocks south of S. Alaska St., on the #7 busline.)

For info: 206-722-6057 – RWseattle@mindspring.com – Facebook.com/RWseattle

Saturday, May 25, 2pm
Sisters Organize for Survival meeting



Two local longtime Head Start programs recently lost their federal funding and are being forced to close their doors. This is part of nationwide cuts to a program that has helped huge numbers of children. Both local programs provide comprehensive preschool, nutrition and social services for poor children. Without these programs many low-income children and parents will be left with no options!

The SOS meeting will hear from a staff member at United Indians of All Tribes Head Start, one of the locations facing closure. Learn about this outrageous situation and how it will impact staff and program recipients. Find out what you can do to help save this vital service!

Delridge Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle
(Metro bus #120)

For more info: 206-722-6057, 722-2453, Sis4Survival@gmail.com

Wed, Thursdays and Saturdays in April
Organizing meetings for the Mother's Day Parade

Pacific NW Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander meetings
Wednesday, April 10 and 24
, 6:30pm
LEMS Bookstore, 5023 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

Radical Women organizing meetings
Thursday, April 4 and 18
, 7:30pm – Dinner served at 6:30pm ($8.50 donation)
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

Sisters Organize for Survival organizing meetings
Saturday, April 13 and 27
, 2pm
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. (unless other location announced)

Bring your creative ideas for making this an amazing community showing! Get involved in helping spread the word about this opportunity for family fun with a message.

Mother's Day Parade Community Organizing Meeting
Saturday, April 27, 2pm
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S.

All endorsers and everyone interested in the parade are invited to this meeting to get informed on how the event is shaping up and to add your ideas for making it an amazing community showing! Get involved in helping spread the word about this opportunity for all-ages fun with the message to Act Now for Women and Kids.

Saturday, May 11, gather at 1:30pm, parade begins 2pm
Mother's Day Parade – Act Now for Women and Kids
Stevens Place Park, Beacon Ave. S. & 17th Ave. S., Beacon Hill, Seattle

All-ages fun with a message! Strollers, tricycles, banners, and festive attire encouraged.
Honor moms and highlight the need for:
* Comprehensive state-funded childcare for working and poor families
* End domestic violence – Free Marissa Alexander
* Stop deportations – Keep immigrant families together
* Increase funding for jobs, public schools and social services
* Tax the rich – End U.S. militarism

Gather at 1:30pm at Stevens Place Park, intersection of Beacon Ave S. and 17th Ave. S. March north on Beacon Ave. S., and conclude with speakers, information and children's activities at Roberto Maestes Festival Street. (Distance is approximately 6 blocks.)

Sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival and the Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander Information: (206)722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com

Saturday, March 30, 2pm
Stand up for publicly funded childcare NOW!
Help build for a Mothers' Day Parade to demand action for women and kids. Issues include: comprehensive state-funded childcare; justice for Marissa Alexander, an African American mother serving 20 years for self-defense against an abusive spouse; an end to immigration policies that tear families apart; and increasing funds for public schools, jobs and social services by taxing the rich and ending U.S. militarism. Get involved in this action and build a movement for childcare for all who need it!

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
(In Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood, one block south of S. Hudson St.)
Childcare provided.

Sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival, a campaign of Radical Women
For more information, call 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com • FaceBook: Sisters Organize for Survival


Thursday, March 21, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Radical Women video showing
"Makers: Women Who Make America"
Experience the thrilling days of the early women's liberation struggle. "Awakening," part 1 of a new PBS documentary, explores women's break from the repressive 1950s. It reveals the unprecedented wave of female rebellion that burst out in the 1960s and intersected with the racial justice, antiwar, and lesbian/gay movements. Discussion will follow viewing. $2.00 door donation.

Hearty dinner (with vegan options) served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Four blocks south of S. Alaska St., on the #7 busline. Call in advance to arrange childcare.

Saturday, March 16, 2pm
Sisters Organize for Survival meeting
Build a movement for publicly funded childcare!
Your thoughts and energy are needed in the campaign to win free, quality childcare for working and poor families. The lack of affordable options pushes women out of the workforce and puts a huge strain on families. Help organize a Mothers' Day Parade to demand state-funded childcare, justice for Marissa Alexander serving 20 years for self-defense, support for children with moms in prison, and an end to immigration policies that tear families apart.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Childcare provided.

Saturday, March 9, 7pm
International Women's Day Celebration
A Toast to Global Sisters in Action


Salute women's leadership in international freedom struggles and cheer local feminist organizing efforts. Kids welcome.

900 Hiawatha Pl. S., Seattle
One World Buffet
served for $10 donation.

A benefit for Radical Women. Information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com.

Saturday, March 2, 3:30 pm
Fight for publicly funded childcare!



Now is the time to get involved in a campaign to demand that care and early learning of children be funded by the government. The lack of affordable options is putting a strain on many families. It pushes women out of the workforce and restricts their earning ability. Childcare workers' pay is way below a living wage, making it difficult for committed individuals to stay in the field. Something has got to give!

Sisters Organize for Survival is seeking the ideas, thoughts and concerns of parents, grandparents, childcare workers and providers to shape a militant movement for this desperately needed service. Everyone welcome. Childcare provided during the meeting.

Delridge Library, West Seattle , 5423 Delridge Way S.W.

Sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival (SOS),
a campaign of Radical Women

For more info: 206-722-6057, 722-2453, RWseattle@mindspring.com. http://www.sistersorganizeforsurvival.org/

  Saturday, February 9, 2:00pm
Public meeting
Let's build a movement for affordable childcare!

Learn about previous campaigns for childcare and explore mobilizing for additional state-funded programs in Washington. To build this movement, Sisters Organize for Survival is seeking the ideas, thoughts and concerns of parents, childcare workers and providers, and anyone interested in early childhood education and care. Everyone welcome.

Delridge Library, West Seattle, 5423 Delridge Way S.W.
Sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival (SOS), a campaign of Radical Women.

For more info: 206-722-6057, 722-2453, RWseattle@mindspring.com. www.sistersorganizeforsurvival.org.

Thursday, February 7, 6:30pm
Black History Month film
Every Mother's Son

This gripping documentary follows three mothers in New York City who became unintentional activists against police brutality. Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo, and Doris Busch Boskey each grieved the murder of an unarmed son by NY police. The 60-minute film showcases the mothers – Puerto Rican, West African, and Jewish – as they come together to seek justice. During their quest, cover-ups and lies are discovered and courts prove unhelpful. But this does not stop the women's courageous fight. Open discussion will follow the film. Come share your thoughts. At Seattle Public Library, West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W. Doors open 6pm. Film-showing 6:30pm.

New Date and location
Every Monday, 7:00pm, beginning Feb. 4
Radical Women book group
Women's Liberation & Socialism

Take part in discussions of Women and the Family by Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky. This collection of essays shows how the Soviet transformation was a monumental victory for the second sex, though women's gains were largely rolled back under the bureaucratic Stalinist regime. The book demonstrates how the development of a worker-controlled, cooperative economy is essential to achieving true gender equality. Sessions held at 9525 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle. (one block from North Seattle Community College.) Books can be purchased at each session.

Thursday, January 24, 7pm
Sisters Organize for Survival Meeting
Let's build a movement for affordable childcare!

The new session of the Washington state legislature has begun. Governor Inslee is officially sworn in. How will elected officials solve the nearly $1 billion dollar budget shortfall? Inslee vows to do it without any new taxes. What can this mean for poor and working folks, but more slashing of services? Sisters Organize for Survival says enough!

In addition to protesting budget cuts, we also plan to do something a little bit different this year. In Washington state, the average cost of childcare is more expensive than the cost of college at a public university! Consequently many families are struggling to make ends meet. And women are particularly impacted. Many are forced out of the work force because it makes more economic sense to stay home with their children. And many more sacrifice over half their income to pay the cost of childcare. This is unacceptable!

It is time that we treat childcare as a social responsibility that should be publicly funded! So if you have children, plan to have children, work with children, or are just concerned about this important issue - join the fight for state funded childcare in Washington. We need your ideas!

Come to this planning meeting to get involved in SOS's campaign for affordable childcare for all and defense of human services, education and jobs! At New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle.

Monday, January 21, 9:30am workshop, 12:30pm march
"Let Freedom Ring!"
2013 Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Speak out against domestic violence and racist mandatory minimum sentencing by joining Radical Women and others in a march contingent led by the Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander. Alexander, an African American mother, is serving a 20-year sentence in Florida for defending herself against her abusive husband.

March begins at 12:30pm at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave. Come early for the 9:30am workshop coordinated by the PNW Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander: "Enough is Enough: Fighting Bias in the Criminal Justice System and the SPD."

Thursday, January 17, 7:30 pm
Special Roe v. Wade film screening
"The Coat Hanger Project"

Radical Women meeting features a 2008 documentary that explores the pro-choice movement in the U.S. before and since the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion across the land. The one-hour film shows why this fundamental right must be guaranteed and accessible. From a feminist underground abortion service in 1960s Chicago to the 2006 fight against an abortion ban in South Dakota, the point is clear that winning legalization was only the first round of a battle that still rages. Viewers will learn about dynamic warriors for reproductive justice – of all races, genders and sexualities – who connect abortion rights to every facet of choice and self-determination.

$2.00 door donation. Hearty dinner (with vegan options) served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
(Four blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the #7 Hudson St. stop. Six blocks from Columbia City light rail station.) Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: (206) 722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com. Please call in advance to request childcare.

Thursday, January 10, 7pm
Sisters Organize for Survival meeting
Build a movement for affordable childcare

SOS continues to defend the most vulnerable from service cuts. Affordable childcare is a problem of great magnitude, but is rarely addressed. This legislative session, Sisters Organize for Survival wants that to change by mobilizing to urge state funding of childcare. Your help is needed! If you have children, plan to have children, work with children, or are just concerned about this important issue -- attend this planning meeting and get involved with the fight for quality affordable childcare for all!

This meeting will also feature a report on highlights of the upcoming legislative session and budget. All are invited to attend!

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 bus line
Information: 206-722-6056, RWseattle@mindspring.com



2012 Activities