Seattle, Washington

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Seattle Radical Women Activities


Wednesday, December 1, 7:00am

Tell it to the Judges: Uphold and Expand Abortion Rights

Morning Rush Hour Sign-Waving and Speak-Out

Three women in front of a banner and text saying Tell it to the Judges- Uphold and Expand Abortion Rights

Wednesday, December 1, 7:00am
U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle


Help deliver the message to #TestifyForRoe and the full range of issues that comprise reproductive justice!

On Wed., December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case aimed at overthrowing the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the land.

The National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice calls on all feminists, working-class people, and defenders of human rights to come out that day to add their testimony and "Tell it to the Judges: Uphold and Expand Abortion Rights."

Legal, free and accessible abortion should be guaranteed for all, but it is a real survival issue for the poor, women of color, and trans people. We need to tell the courts they have no right to deny or restrict this basic need. We assert its #MyDecisionAlone.

WHAT WE STAND FOR:
• Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
• Repeal the Hyde Amendment
• Overturn state barriers to reproductive choices
• Stop forced sterilization
• No to caged kids, forced assimilation, & child welfare abuses
• End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
• Defend queer & trans families
• Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
• Sexual self-determination for people with disabilities
• Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Go to ReproJusticeNow.org – to endorse, view calendar and demands, and access tools and resources

To get involved in the local action, contact Radical Women- Seattle: 206-722-6057 – RWSeattle@mindspring.com – facebook.com/RWseattle


Thurs., November 18, 6pm
Radical Women's virtual night out

Two opportunities to Zoom in to important events



Option 1:

Photo collage of Native women and men in traditional garb with background of children at Carlisle School

The one-hour documentary Home from School follows tribal elders who seek the truth about generations of Native American children who were stripped from their families and culture and sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where many died and were secretly buried.

Following the film, hear from local Indigenous leaders.

Moderator: Arlie Neskahi, Diné Nation, musician and cultural consultant, living in Renton Panelists: Bill Sterud, Puyallup Tribal Council Chairman; Ramona Bennett, Puyallup Tribal Elder; Jason LaFontaine, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, with the Puget Sound Native American Education Program

Free – 6pm Click here for more information and to register.

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Option 2:

Anita Hill discusses the 30-year journey to end gender violence

Black and white photo of Anita Hill

Anita Hill testifies before the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

In 1991, 35-year-old law professor Anita Hill wakened millions of people in the U.S. to the horrific prevalence of sexual harassment when she testified about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her former boss, Clarence Thomas, who was being vetted for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, in a new book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, the renowned professor of law and gender studies addresses the drastic changes needed to eliminate gender-based violence. Hear Anita Hill's observations and solutions to gender violence which she rightly ties the problem to racism, transphobia, the wage gap, poverty and other social ills.

Tickets $5 -- 6pm
Co-presented by the Elliot Bay Book Co. and the Northwest African American Museum
More information and register in advance here. Hill's book can be purchased for an additional $25 when you register.


New Radical Women discussion group begins Wed., November 3!
Online 6-session study circle

Patriarchy: Where it came from and how to smash it

Young woman face-to-face with heavily armored riot policeman staring him down
Chilean activist faces off against riot police, 2016.

A women’s uprising is sweeping the globe. Sisters and allies are standing up to domestic violence, rape, femicide, poverty, sexual repression, paternalism, racism and transphobia. When and how did women become “the second sex” and how does gender oppression prop up other forms of bigotry under capitalism? What will it take to turn rage into revolution, bringing in a new world that frees everyone? All genders welcome as we explore this fascinating topic!

Six Wednesdays at 7pm, beginning November 3
Register for the study group here: https://tinyurl.com/RW-study-patriarchy Download the reading list here.

More information: RWseattle@mindspring.com, 206-722-6057, www.RadicalWomen.org