Seattle 2014 Activities Archive


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 8:30pm
Ring in Freedom on New Year’s Eve


Celebrate the Power of Protest!


Featuring
- Fuelin' Resistance Buffet
(menu below)

- An Irreverent Review of 2014

- Dancing - Party Favors – No-Host Bar


Door donation $5.00 - Dinner donation $15.00

Sliding scale and work exchanges available for students, strikers or unemployed folks. Tickets purchased ahead of time qualify you for door prizes!

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the # 7 bus line. Near Columbia City light station. Wheelchair accessible

Hosted by Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party

To reserve childcare or arrange a work exchange, please call 2 days in advance 206-722-2453 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com


Fuelin’ Resistance Buffet Menu
(includes many vegan options)
Starters
Canapés platter - Assorted savory spreads and toppings on cucumber slices
Garlic lime dip and Brie cheese with toasted baguettes
Salad of mixed greens, apple, dried cranberries and toasted walnuts

Entrées
Herbed New York Strip Roast with creamy horseradish sauce
Rolled Chicken Breast filled with spinach and feta cheese
Stuffed Italian Eggplant with Field Roast meatless sausage


Garlic rosemary red potatoes with cabernet mushroom gravy
Sautéed green beans
Roasted vegetable medley
Artisan breads

Desserts
Flourless chocolate torte topped with whipped cream
Ginger molasses cake with a coconut cream sauce
Holiday fruit compote


Indulge your chocolate urges this holiday season!

Calling all friends of Radical Women -- here's a chance to support social change and feed your sweet tooth at the same time! We're selling See's luscious union-made chocolate bars. And for vegans and gourmets, we have 72% cocoa chocolate bars from Endangered Species. Here are the options:

See’s Candy Bars (1.5oz.)-- $2.00

Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Milk Chocolate with Toffee
Solid Milk Chocolate

Endangered Species (3oz.) -- $3.50

Solid Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate w/Raspberries
Dark Chocolate w/Mint

To place an order or help sell chocolates, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com.



Tuesday, December 16, 7:30 pm
A Speak-out for justice!
Feminists demand an end to police violence
from Ferguson to Seattle




The failure to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown has ignited collective outrage at the system’s blatant disregard for lives of African Americans. Across the country and the world, communities of color and a multiracial mix of students, women and workers have marched, rallied and engaged in civil disobedience. Youth and women of color have played a bold leadership role.

What will it take to stop a racist injustice system? How can a multi-racial feminist movement be built that overcomes the historic failure of middle-class women’s organizations to highlight the needs of women of color? Bring your outrage and ideas to this conversation about how to forge a militant movement that recognizes the contributions of women of color to fight police abuse both locally and nationally. Activists will kick-off the discussion and there will be an open mic with plenty of time for everyone to share stories, questions, poems and shout-outs. All are welcome.

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

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

On the #7 bus line. Six blocks from Columbia City light rail station.

Hosted by Seattle Black Feminists & Radical Women

seattleblackfeminists.wordpress.comwww.RadicalWomen.org

For more information or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057

RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.facebook.com/rwseattle

Thursday, November 15, 3:00pm
Sign-making party for public housing
Help prepare for a protest to stop Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) rent-raising proposal “Stepping Forward.” The protest, sponsored by the Tenants’ Union, will take place at SHA Board of Commissioners meeting on November 17. Get together with community activists to create strong messages to tell the Board of Commissioners to dump the plan that will leave many families homeless. Make signs to demonstrate the need to save and expand public housing.

Supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring more! Children are welcome.

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

For info, rides or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057 RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org


Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm
"Looking for action?"
Find it at Radical Women’s organizing meeting"

Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists looking to change the world! Take part in updates and discussions on the effort to stop Seattle Housing Authority's rent-raising "Stepping Forward" plan. Analyze the movement to defend Marissa Alexander, a Black mother going on trial in Florida for defending herself against domestic violence. Learn about other campaigns and activities. Get involved, you are needed!

Dinner is served with vegan option at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

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

For info or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057
RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org


Saturday, October 25, 7:00 pm
Public Forum
The Fight to Save Public Housing:

Stop SHA Rent Hikes!




Speakers:
Yusuf Cabdi - Immigrant rights advocate and former Seattle Housing Authority Commissioner
Sidney Carter - Resident and activist at New Holly who has lived in SHA housing for over 22 years
Fadumo Isaq - Mother and childcare provider, Yesler Terrace resident and leader
Gina Petry - Radical Women president, organizer for low-income families and single mothers
Annaliza Torres - Member of Office and Professional Employees Int'l Union, Local 8 and SHA worker

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Door donation $1-5.

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Desserts and snack plates, with vegan option, available for $2.50-7 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle.
On #7 bus line and near the Columbia City light rail station.


Auspices: Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party.

Information: 206-722-6057, rwseattle@mindspring.com
www.radicalwomen.com : www.socialism.com
Everyone welcome. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.


Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm
Local African American author
Helen Collier
presents her new book
"Ms. Anna and the Tears from the Healing Tree"



Don’t miss this energizing gathering where Ms. Collier will read from her latest book, Ms. Anna and the Tears from the Healing Tree. This magical, powerful book deals with the subject of RACE and the unspoken issues between white and black U.S. women where race and men are concerned. Collier allows her characters to speak frankly and boldly about their differences and conflicts. Through this, they learn of their commonalities and find solidarity. There will be time for open discussion.

To buy an advance copy of the book, stop by New Freeway Hall where the reading will take place (address below). See you there!

Thursday, October 2, 7:30p
Dinner with vegan option at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

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

Hosted by Radical Women

For more info, rides, or childcare call 206-722-6057• RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org


Thursday, September 18, 7:30pm
Eyewitness report:
Takin' it to the streets for immigrant rights
This summer the Los Angeles area has been a hotbed of action for the immigrant rights movement. Intense face-offs between defenders of immigrants and the anti-immigrant, racist militias have been happening in Murrieta, South LA and elsewhere.

LA Radical Women members who organized many of the multi-racial demonstrations that have successfully countered the bigots will skype into this meeting. Get the scoop on how they have made connections about US government policies around the deportation of children at the US/Mexico border and recent attacks on Palestinians in Gaza. Be part of the discussion of what is needed to defend most vulnerable around the globe. ¡am;La lucha continua!

Thursday, September 18, 7:30pm
Dinner with vegan option at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

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

For info, rides or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057 RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org

Friday, August 8, 7:00pm • Doors open at 6:30pm
Film showing: Orgasm, Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure


This humorous documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look into the ploy by pharmaceutical companies to create a new disease for profit – "female sexual dysfunction." It illustrates how people are manipulated into thinking they have a physical problem to increase revenues for Big Pharma.

Open discussion will be kicked off by Susan Traff, a licensed mental health counselor, who is passionate about bringing awareness to this issue.

Door donation $2-5. Snack plate with vegan option at 6:30pm for $7.00 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station


Thursday, July 17, 7:30 pm

Radical Women public meeting Radical Women public meeting
Free Nestora Salgado:
Indigenous leader, feminist and political prisoner

Special guest: Grisel Rodriguez, Nestora Salgado's daughter

Rodriguez will discuss the latest efforts to win freedom for her mother, Nestora Salgado. Salgado is a U.S. citizen and resident of Renton, as well as a community leader in her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero in Mexico. As elected coordinator of an indigenous community security force, Nestora instilled in the women of Olinalá the courage to defend themselves against violence and mobilized the community as a whole against government corruption and organized crime. Local officials retaliated by arresting her on trumped-up charges, denying her legal representation, and holding her in inhumane prison conditions. Learn how you can get involved in the International Day of Action for Nestora on August 21, the one-year anniversary of her arrest.

The meeting will also feature a discussion of why in the 21st century women all over the world are still "the second sex" and the feminist response to it. All are welcome!

Tasty dinner, with vegan option, at 6:30 pm for $8.50 donation.

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

On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station


Thursday, June 19 7:30 pm

LGBTQ pride meeting
Chelsea Manning: Anti-war activist & trans freedom fighter



Brave whistleblower Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for exposing hidden war crimes that showed the true human cost of U.S. militarism in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has faced harsh government retaliation and is now struggling to receive adequate health care as a trans woman in military prison. Manning's struggle illustrates the terrible treatment of trans people in society and the horrors of the U.S. war machine. Strategize on what can be done to build the movement to free Chelsea Manning!

Flavorful dinner, with vegan option, at 6:30 pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

For information or to reserve childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com. Facebook/rwseattle
Thursday, June 5 7:30 pm
Radical Women public meeting
Let's get organized & make some change
Gathering will feature updates on current activities, such as the Marissa Alexander campaign and proposals for upcoming actions, including queer pride celebrations. Bring your ideas and energy!

Tasty dinner, with vegan option, at 6:30 pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

For information or to reserve childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com. Facebook/rwseattle

Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm, Doors open 6:30pm
Public forum
$15 and MORE!
Confronting race and gender discrimination in wages and jobs

Speakers

Frank Williams – African American power line worker and social justice advocate who is agitating for $15 minimum wage now, for everyone.

Julia Dube – Career food server currently working at an established neighborhood café after being illegally separated from her job at the Space Needle last year.

Doreen McGrath – City IT worker, member of Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17, and defender of affirmative action and childcare programs.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm program, 6:30pm doors open
$3 door donation, $1 students and strikers. Desserts and snack plates with vegan option $2.50 - $7.00.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

Sponsored by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

To arrange childcare or work exchanges, call two days ahead.
For information, call 206-722-2453 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com


Tuesday, April 8, 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Scrap the wage gap!
Rally to end the gender and race pay divide
Feminists, unionists and community activists will mark "Equal Pay Day" with a speak out and picket line. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013. Seattle has the biggest pay gap between men and women of any major metropolitan area in the U.S. Participants will urge City Council members to take actions such as implementing comparable worth policies and creating public works job programs open to all workers. Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104. Sponsored by Radical Women. For more information or to get involved, call 206-722-6057, or email RWseattle@mindspring.com.

Thursday, April 3, 7:30pm • Dinner at 6:30pm
Organizing meeting
Spring into socialist feminism!
Learn about Radical Women's recent involvements and get updated on activities to come. The meeting will feature plans for a local action on Equal Pay Day, April 8, and much more! Your ideas and energy are needed!

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

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

For information or to reserve childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org o Facebook/rwseattle

Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm • Dinner served 6:30pm
Radical Women public meeting
What's the Scoop on the Gender Wage Gap?



Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, Washington state is far behind on a key measure of gender equality: the pay gap between men and women. A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women in the Washington make only 73% of men's earnings. Be part of a discussion to understand the facts and the causes of economic inequality. Help brainstorm for a local action on this issue on April 8, Equal Pay Day. Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

For information or to reserve childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org o Facebook/rwseattle

Friday, March 14, 7:00pm
International Women's Day celebration
Sisters stand up to political repression and mass incarceration



Hear from:
-- Grisel Rodriguez
Daughter of indigenous Mexican leader and Renton resident Nestora Salgado, imprisoned in Mexico
-- Jennifer Cobb Member of Pacific NW Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander who is threatened with 60-year sentence for self-defense
-- Leila Taha Active with US Palestinian Community Network, fighting government witch hunt of Chicago Palestinian leader Rasmea Odeh
-- Val Carlson Socialist feminist and lawyer, colleague of embattled, recently released civil liberties attorney Lynne Stewart

Door donation $2.00 • Doors open 6:30pm
Delicious snack plates available for $7.00 (Vegan options available)

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

For information or to reserve childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com # Facebook/rwseattle

Friday, February 21, 7:pm
Black History Month Film Screening
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom


Neshoba County, Mississippi was burning with racial hatred at the height of the civil movement. The 1964 Freedom Summer campaign had mobilized courageous young activists, women and men, Black and white, to establish Freedom Schools and register African Americans to vote. In June 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Neshoba tells the story of these three heroic young men, the movement that inspired them, and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice in a place that is still dealing with the legacy of a violent and racist past.

Friday, February 21, 7:00pm
Doors open 6:30pm o Door donation $2.00 o Snack plates available for $7.00

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

Hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party.
For more info or to reserve child care call: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com

Wed., February 12, 6:30pm
Valentine's Week Film Showing
to Benefit the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund

Show the love to Marissa and other criminalized survivors of domestic violence!

"Crime After Crime"
The Battle to Free Debbie Peagler



This award-winning documentary tells the story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. She was wrongly convicted of the murder of her abusive boyfriend, and sentenced to a minimum of 25 years. After two decades in prison, her case was taken up by attorneys who brought global attention to imprisoned domestic violence survivors and finally won her parole.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
Film donation $5 minimum • Snacks available for donation

LEMS Life Enrichment Bookstore, 5023 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

Proceeds benefit the Marissa Alexander Freedom Fundraiser, a campaign of Marissa's family and the national Free Marissa Now mobilization. To donate online, go to http://igg.me/at/freemarissa2

Sponsored by Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander; a campaign supported by Radical Women

Thursday, February 6, 7:30pm
Get engaged with socialist feminism!

Learn how you can get involved with ideas and activism to liberate women and change the world. The meeting will discuss Radical Women's current campaigns and organizing priorities. Light Supper at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation

1903 NE 82nd St., Seattle
Corner of 19th Avenue NE & NE 82nd Street. Near the #72 bus line.

Information: (206)722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com www.facebook.com/RWseattle

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30pm
Roe v. Wade Day Film Showing
"Young Lakota"
The fight for reproductive justice at Pine Ridge



Celebrate the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion by viewing this new documentary. The film profiles three Native American youth who rise to action when tribal president Cecelia Fire Thunder vows to build a women's clinic on reservation land in defiance of a state ban on abortion. The 83-minute film explores indigenous women's stake in reproductive rights and issues of sovereignty, economics and culture.

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
Hosted by Radical Women

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