Seattle 2016 Activities Archive


Saturday, December 31, 8:30pm
New Year’s Eve house party:
Ring in a Year of Rebellion!



Festivities include:
- Savory Middle Eastern Appetizer & Dessert Buffet
- No-Host Bar
- Party Favors
- Seditious Countdown

900 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle, WA 98144

(One block east of the corner of Rainier Ave. S. and S. Charles St.
Look for the big turquoise house on the corner. On #7 bus line.)

Appetizer & Dessert Buffet $10.00
For info call 206-722-2453 or email RWSeattle@mindspring.com

A benefit for Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party
Proceeds will help send a Revolutionary Feminist Contingent to the Inaugural Protest and the Women's March on Washington, D.C.

Even if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to help rev up a radical response as Trump takes office. Make checks out to Radical Women (put “Not my president!” in the subject line) and mail to New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118.
Or donate online at www.radicalwomen.org/Seattle


Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:00pm
Special meeting
Report-back from Standing Rock


Radical Women Organizer Gina Petry and Freedom Socialist Party activist Patrick Burns will report on their recent week in North Dakota to support the Water Defenders' heroic fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They witnessed the November 20 militarized assault on the unarmed activists. Petry also interviewed women leaders and members of the Indigenous Youth Council. Burns collaborated with Labor for Standing Rock and helped construct winter shelter. Petry and Burns will also discuss the government's recent decision to deny a permit for the last stage of the pipeline and offer their views on what's next.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle Everyone welcome. Free admission.

Meeting is cosponsored by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

More information: RWSeattle@mindspring.com, 206-722-2453




Order by December 2nd!
Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale



Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social justice. Scroll down to place your order for scrumptious homemade cookies or delectable roast nuts.

Pick up your treats at
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle,
Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10am – 5pm and
Sunday, Dec. 18 from noon-4pm.


The Bake Sale Open House will also feature craft tables, hot drinks and a feminist bookstore. (Contact Radical Women at RWseattle@mindspring.com to request other pickup arrangements)

We’d love to have your help! It’s loads of fun and all skill levels are welcome. Join the baking team by emailing RWseattle@mindspring.com or calling 206-722-6057. Bakers will work together on evenings and weekends at New Freeway Hall during the first weeks of December.

Click the items below to order online or download an order form by clicking here and mail your completed order to: Radical Women, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118. You may also order by phone: 206-722-6057, fax: 206-723-7691 (please call to confirm fax was received) or email: RWseattle@mindspring.com.

HOMEMADE COOKIES – 1/2 DOZ. FOR $6
Almond Roca-style Bars
Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons, dipped in Chocolate
Ginger Snaps

BAKER’S DOZEN – 13 FOR $12
3 of each variety, plus a Super-Chunky Chocolate Chip cookie

SAVORY ROAST HERBED NUTS – $7
Two cups of tasty assorted nuts, sugar-free and vegan

ADD A DONATION TO RADICAL WOMEN!



Saturday, December 3, 1-4pm
Seattle Women March Against Hate



Join Radical Women at this demonstration to show our commitment to standing in solidarity against misogyny, racism, xenophobia, transphobia, and bigotry of all kinds. As the organizers say, “Together we can show the world that women will not be bullied by anyone -- not even the next president.”

12:30-1pm -- Gather at Volunteer Park Amphitheater (Map and details here.)
1-1:30pm -- Speakers
1:30–2:30pm -- March to Cal Anderson for more speakers followed by open mic

Look for the Radical Women banner. We’ll have signs to share or bring your own!

For more information, see the march details posted here.
Or contact Radical Women, 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com



Thursday, November 17, 7:30pm
Let's get down to revolutionary feminist business!
Looking for a place to get involved in grassroots action? This meeting is the place to start! There will be stimulating reports on a variety of topics. It will include a look at how activists can take post-election energy into organizing for what women and people of color need, previewing plans for a tasty bake sale fundraiser and formulating plans for the rest of the year. Everyone welcome!

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

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.

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


Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween
Cast a Revolutionary Spell at a Bash for Feminist Spirits

- Games for Wee Goblins 6:30 pm
- Prizes for the Wickedest Costumes
- Magical Spirits and Brews
- Devilish Music and Dancing
- Seditious Satirical Comedy

Door donation $5.00-$10.00 • Conjurer’s Snack Plate $8.00
Dancing 9:30 pm • Call 3 days in advance to arrange work exchange

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.
For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057
RWseattle@mindspring.com - www.RadicalWomen.org - facebook.com/rwseattle


Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm
Toxic sexism in the Presidential election

Malignant misogyny is as intrinsic to the Trump campaign as are racism, anti-immigrant bias and chauvinistic flag-waving. Trump routinely slams not only Hillary Clinton but also female journalists and the entire gender. Yet Clinton, representing the pro-capitalist Democratic Party, offers no solutions for working women or men and will not make fundamental change.

How do socialist feminists oppose male chauvinism and bigotry while also taking a principled stand against Big Business politics? Air your concerns, debate the issues, and get involved!

Hearty dinner served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.

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

Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm
Discover Socialist Feminism: From Theory to Action!

This gathering is full of thought-provoking topics and discussions. It includes a report contrasting two contemporary feminist viewpoints -- socialist feminism and radical feminism. Radical Women is socialist feminist, believing that the capitalist economic system upholds patriarchy and spawns violence against women because inequality is the source of super-profits. Radical feminist leaders point to a male, heterosexual culture as the source of women’s subjugation. These opposing viewpoints play out in different approaches to such issues as transgender rights and building allies. Also on the agenda: solidarity with women in other parts of the world and plans for a seriously spooky Halloween celebration. Everyone welcome!

Home-cooked meal served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.

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

Sunday, July 31, 4-6pm
You’re invited to
Gina Petry’s Birthday Bowl-a-thon
A benefit for the rowdy rollers of Radical Women


Come toast a socialist feminist headpin who makes strikes for women’s leadership, reproductive rights, racial justice, and queer equality!

* Be part of the bowling team and collect pledges.
* Make a pledge for another bowler.
* Help Gina celebrate her 39th birthday!

Pledges can be made online via Paypal by clicking here.
Or mail a check to Radical Women, 5018 Rainier Ave. S Seattle,WA 98118. Please note it is for the birthday bowl-a-thon.

Garage Bowling and Billiards
Doors open at 3 pm | $4 shoe rental | Happy Hour bar prices
1130 Broadway Ave., Seattle
Near bus lines and light rail. The Garage is a 21-and-older establishment.
To sign up to bowl or for more information, email rwseattle@mindspring.com.


Thursday, August 4, 7:30pm
Local Black author
Helen Collier
presents the second book in her trilogy
“The Two Worlds of Ms. Anna”


Be part of this stimulating gathering where Ms. Collier will read from The Two Worlds of Ms. Anna, the second book in her trilogy of novels. This magical, powerful book is an odyssey of a Black woman’s struggle to find happiness, independence and self-worth in a complex world defined by race. Ms. Anna is trapped between the supernatural world and the harsh realities she must confront in her own world.

Collier discusses race and its affect on many love relationships between Black and white people in the U.S. Through the life-and-death struggles Ms. Anna faces when she returns to her family and community, the reader is reminded of the tragedies domestic violence causes in the lives of children. Collier’s writing invites the reader to examine racism from a different perspective especially when it involves the lives of women. After the reading, there will be time for open discussion.

Summery Supper 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.

To buy an advance copy of the book, stop by New Freeway Hall (see address below). Everyone welcome!

Hosted by Radical Women

For more info or childcare call 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com www.RadicalWomen.org • www.facebook.com/RWSeattle


Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm
Looking for action?
Find it at a revolutionary feminist session!

Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists looking to change the world!
The meeting will feature reports about city Initiative 124 that protects hotel housekeepers from sexual harassment and unrealistic workloads, and state Initiative 873 that would make it easier to prosecute on-duty police officers for killing people. Hear more about upcoming summer activities and throw your ideas into the ring!

Nourishing 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 Columbia City light rail station.

For information or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/rwseattle


June 1 – 30, 2016
Radical Women’s RED HOT June raffle

Test your luck in this month-long raffle, win fabulous prizes and support Radical Women, a multi-racial group of activists for human rights and socialist feminist liberation. This fundraiser supports Radical Women's organizing activities and staff expenses.

Tickets are only $2 each or three for $5. On sale all month.
Your name will be in the drawing for more than FIFTY prizes suitable to every taste and with a value of over $2,500.
See the full list of prizes here.

Purchase online in $5.00 increments at the link above.
To purchase single tickets by cash or check, come by the Radical Women office or mail a check payable to Radical Women to New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118. Donations also welcome!

DRAWING WILL BE HELD JUNE 30, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Winners will be notified by email and phone.


Thursday, June 9, 7:30pm
Special LGBTQ Pride meeting
The Fight for Fundamental Rights for Trans People



Film showing: “Toilet Training”
This 30-minute documentary addresses the persecution and violence that transgender folks face in public bathrooms. Drawing on stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use the bathroom that fits their gender identity, the video focuses on the right to access public spaces. It also discusses questions of legal rights and health effects through interviews with lawyers, social workers and activists. Created by transgender videographer Tara Mateik and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization committed to ending gender identity discrimination.

Guest Speaker: Tobi Hill-Meyer
After the film, Tobi Hill-Meyer, a transgender activist from Gender Justice League, will share information on the threat posed by transphobic Initiative 1515. Join the discussion about to stop this attack and enable equal bathroom access for all.

$3-$5 door donation. Flavorful dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. Everyone welcome.

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 • facebook.com/rwseattle.


Tuesday, June 28, 6:30pm
Socialist feminist discussion circle
Unpacking Transphobia

Be part of this timely look at the Radical Women statement “Unpacking Transphobia,” by Emma Allen. The essay clarifies the ideological differences between radical feminists and socialist feminists that play out in polar-opposite attitudes toward the transgender community. Allen argues that transphobia poisons feminism from within and explains that women and trans folk are fundamental allies, because the oppressions they suffer have shared roots in patriarchy and the private property system. The statement can be downloaded here.

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 • facebook.com/rwseattle.

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30pm
Socialist feminist discussion circle
“Citizen: An American Lyric”: racism through a poet’s eyes



This month’s gathering will discuss the recently published book “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Jamaica-born poet Claudia Rankine. Critics describe the book as “marrying prose, poetry, and the visual image... Citizen investigates the ways in which racism pervades daily American social and cultural life, rendering certain of its citizens politically invisible” and struggling to survive. Come talk about the ideas Rankine presents and what can be done to combat white supremacy on an individual and collective level.

Excerpts from the book can be previewed at these sites: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/citizen-i
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/56848

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

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


Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm
Radical Women in the House of Labor:
Early days of the Coalition of Labor Union Women



Speaker: Guerry Hoddersen
A participant in the founding convention of the Coalition while driving a truck for UPS and a member of Teamsters Local 174; today a member of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 775

What can be done when organizations that were formed to stand up for all workers treat people of color and women as second class citizens? In the 1960s and ‘70s, working women in and out of unions fought to revolutionize the U.S. labor movement and make it truly representative of the whole working class. That involved a fight with the predominantly, but not exclusively, white male officialdom. A key battlefield was the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Would it be window dressing for the male leadership, who were under intense pressure from the feminist movement, or help organize millions of unorganized women workers and pry open the doors of high-paid craft unions to everyone, regardless of race or sex?

Guerry Hoddersen represented Radical Women in this struggle, whose outcome still reverberates in today’s labor movement. Learn this exciting history and share ideas on how to wage the good fight for unions that are militant, democratic, effective and inclusive. Everyone welcome.

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

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

For more information: (206)722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com
www.RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/RWseattle



Thursday, April 21, 7:30pm
Revolutionary Feminist Gathering
Activism is booming in Seattle. Join the fight for racial and gender justice and workers' rights by helping plan resistance for the rest of the year. The agenda also includes an analysis and discussion of current political news. Ideas, energy, and enthusiasm are needed. All are welcome!

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

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.

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


Saturday, April 2, 6:00pm
You are invited to join Nestora Salgado,
her family and the Seattle Freedom
for Nestora Committee at a
Community Fiesta
Celebrate Nestora’s release from prison in Mexico and the international movement that fought tirelessly to free her! Festivities will include a Muy Sabrosa Mexican Dinner, toasts, live music and dancing (program begins at 7:00pm).

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
(on #7 bus line and near Columbia City Light Rail Station)
$5-20 suggested door donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Hosted by Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora Committee-Seattle
FreeNestora.Seattle@gmail.com - 206-722-2453 - Facebook/Free Nestora - Twitter @free_nestora
For more information on Salgado’s case visit www.FreeNestora.org

Saturday, March 26, noon
Victory Rally!



The U.S. Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado will hold a victory rally in front of Seattle’s Mexican Consulate to celebrate release of Nestora Salgado and demand the release of other Mexican prisoners jailed on false charges. The consulate is located at 2132 3rd Ave.



Tuesday, March 29, 6:30pm
Discussion circle
Get radical! Socialist feminist strategies for systemic change
Take part in a refreshingly radical and open monthly conversation about ideas and current events. This month’s topic is a review and discussion of the document “Women’s Psychology: Mental Illness as a Social Disease." Come talk about how this idea applies to today. Copies will be available for purchase.

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 • facebook.com/rwseattle.



February 11, 25 & March 10, 24, 7:00pm - 8:30 pm
Reading and Discussion Circle

Talking Back: Voices of Color


Join any week or come for all sessions!
Week 1, February 11: Introduction - Crimes of punishment
Escalating police violence renews demand for elected civilian review boards
Dissent and retribution: Justice denied for political prisoners
Week 2, February 25: The border crossed us - A global lens
What drives Latino children to El Norte?
Obama’s cruel immigration hoax
Aboriginal freedom fighter speaks out against deaths in custody
Week 3, March 10: Sisters doing it for themselves
From graffiti girl to organizer: My revolutionary education
Clara Fraser: Mentor for revolutionary feminists of color
Hidden from history: Bennett College women and the Greensboro sit-ins
Week 4, March 24: Stand up, fight back - Leaders of color talking back!
The fight for working-class education at City College of San Francisco
Time for action, no time to lament
Racial justice and workers’ rights
New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
Sponsored by:
Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party


Thursday, March 17, 7:30pm
Organizing meeting: from brassy ideas to brass tacks
All are welcome to this open Radical Women gathering. Get the latest updates on the campaign to free Nestora Salgado. Analyze the news from local socialist feminist press, the Freedom Socialist. Also on the agenda: formulating plans for 2016. Bring your ideas and get involved!

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

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

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


Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm
International Women’s Day Celebration
Women Workers:
Frontline Fighters for Labor Rights



Speakers
Louisa Edgerly - Union organizer for SEIU 925* on campaigns in higher education. Collaborated with her non-tenure track colleagues at Seattle University on forming a union.

Darlene Flynn - President of City of Seattle PTE Local 17 chapter. She is an activist and trainer focused on promoting racial equity and addressing institutional and structural racism.

Doreen McGrath - IBEW 77 shop steward and longtime activist with Radical Women. Tech worker who has twice won union representation at her City of Seattle work place.

Jessica Severance - Shop steward for Unite HERE Local 8 and elevator operator at the Space Needle who is mobilizing with coworkers against sexual harassment from guests.

Plus: International working women’s poetry

Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm
Door donation $2.00 ($1.00 for strikers or unemployed)

Global Workers Feast, 6:00pm
$10.00 • Low-income $8.00 • Vegan options available

New Freeway Hall, 5O18 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 bus line; six blocks from Columbia City light rail station

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

Sponsored by Radical Women

*For identification only


Tuesday, Feb 23, 6:30 pm
Discussion circle
Get radical! Socialist feminist strategies for systemic change
Be part of this open monthly conversation about ideas and current events. This session’s topic will be "A Feminist Look at Pop Culture." Bring current examples to rant or rave about. Issues to consider: how does pop culture influence movements for liberation? How can activists use pop culture to convey ideas and demands?

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

For information or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com or see facebook.com/RWseattle
Thursday, February 4, 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! On the agenda: a socialist feminist look at Black Lives Matter movement and an update on local organizing for reproductive justice. Preview plans for Radical Women’s upcoming activities for International Women’s Day. Come throw your ideas into the ring!

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 Columbia City light rail station.

For more information: (206)722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com
www.RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/RWseattle


Friday, January 22, 5:30 pm
Roe v. Wade Day action
Speak Out & March for Reproductive Justice



Join Radical Women in celebrating the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States! Rally outside the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, then march to Town Hall to support a Planned Parenthood/Shout Your Abortion event taking place there. The action will highlight the Catholic Church’s role in undermining women’s health and call for a united, multi-issue fight for the entire spectrum of reproductive care from birth control and abortion to affordable childcare and ending forced sterilization.

Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, 710 9th Ave. Seattle

Sponsor: Seattle Coalition for Reproductive Justice
Information: 206-722-6057, RWSeattle@mindspring.com



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