Seattle 2019 Activities Archive



Sat.-Sun., December 14-15
Holiday Gift & Art Bazaar, plus Bake Sale Pickup



Thanks for ordering from the Radical Women Bake Sale. Your gastronomic delights can be picked up at our Holiday Gift & Art Bazaar on Dec. 14-15, at New Freeway Hall, where you'll also find calendars and a well-stocked feminist and social justice bookstore.

Highlights of the art bazaar include fused glass necklaces by Rachael Bigham and Jill Beppu, lavender wands by Dian Pendergrass, and designer pillows by Julia Douthwaite Viglione. There is something for everyone's taste on the gift table.

If you didn't make the December 1 ordering deadline or need a few more of your favorite cookies or savory nuts, it will also be possible to pick up a few more treats. But arrive early, because supplies are limited!

NEW FREEWAY HALL, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10am - 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon-4pm

(Contact Radical Women at RWseattle@mindspring.com to request other pickup arrangements)

Like to bake? 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 at New Freeway Hall during the first two weeks of December. An all-hands-on-deck packing party is on Thursday, December 12, starting at 7pm. Light snacks will be available.

Thanks for making this a sweet and nutty, fabulously feminist holiday season!


Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00pm

Author event
Helen Collier
reads from her new book The Unexpected




This compelling novel centers on the life and strength of a female slave named May Bee in 1842 and the bond she forms with a white college student named Dawn from 2016. Meow, a Southern Louisiana catfish, rises as a superstar from the depth of rivers to reveal explosive secrets that force Dawn to reexamine her biases and face the brutal truths of slavery in the United States. Despite their strange circumstances, the women develop a friendship that forever changes their lives and brings hope to both life past and present.

Ms. Collier’s writing jolts the minds of readers and invites them to see the power of female friendship between Black and white women that transcends time. Open discussion following the reading. Everyone welcome!

To buy an advance copy of the book, stop by New Freeway Hall.

Winter dinner, with vegan option, 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 info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org Facebook.com/rwseattle


Order by December 1st!
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.

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. Arrangements can also be made for weekday shifts.

HOMEMADE COOKIES – 1/2 DOZ. FOR $7.50
Almond Roca-style Bars
Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons, dipped in Chocolate
Ginger Snaps

BAKER’S DOZEN – 13 FOR $15
4 roca, macaroons & ginger snaps, plus a special treat!

SAVORY ROAST HERBED NUTS $8.50
Two cups of tasty assorted nuts, sugar-free and vegan

ADD A DONATION TO RADICAL WOMEN!

Pick up your treats at the Bake Sale Open House:
New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle,
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon-4pm


(Contact Radical Women at RWSeattle@mindspring.com to request other pickup arrangements)


Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:00pm
Organizing meeting
From brassy ideas to brass tacks

Gain insight into how this member-based socialist feminist organization builds leadership, connects with the community, and sustains itself. Discussions will include activities for reproductive rights, organizing a book launch for a new novel by local Black author Helen Collier, and mobilizing for the annual fabulous feminist holiday bake sale. All are welcome.

Tasty dinner, with vegan option, 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 info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com www.RadicalWomen.org •Facebook.com/rwseattle


Friday, October 25, 7:00pm
Reproductive rights film showing
Vessel



Introduced by special guest from Australia
Debbie Brennan
Melbourne Radical Women organizer and abortion rights activist

On issues of life and death, women refuse to obey unjust laws. Vessel, an award-winning 97-minute documentary, chronicles the creation of an underground network of activists working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights. The warriors of Women on Waves provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters and strengthen local campaigns for reproductive freedom.

Seasoned clinic defender Debbie Brennan will describe parallels between the struggles in Australia and in the United States.

Friday, October 25, 7:00pm
Door donation $5-$8.
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 info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com • RadicalWomen.org • Facebook.com/rwseattle


Thursday, October 3, 5 - 7pm



On Oct. 3, 1977, Rosie Jimenez, a 27-year-old Chicana single mother and college student, became the first person to die after the Hyde Amendment banned use of Medicaid funding for abortions. Join with others to say “Never again! Reproductive justice is a right!”

Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle

The Rosie Jimenez Day Rally is co-sponsored by Radical Women, Seattle Clinic Defense, Seattle DSA Queer and Feminist Caucus, and Sex Workers Outreach Project - Seattle.

Endorsers include Community & Labor Against Fascism, Freedom Socialist Party, Gender Justice League, Juan Bocanegra, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Rosie's Machinists 751, Seattle Revolutionary Socialists, Seattle Women's Commission.

Help support this effort by DONATING at http://bit.ly/rosiejimenezdonate

For information or to add your organization's endorsement, contact Radical Women at rwseattle@mindspring.comor 206-722-6057.



Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:00pm
Radical Women public meeting
Race and gender politics of Trump's Muslim ban



Featured report: an Iranian feminist speaks about the real-life impact on women and workers of the Muslim travel ban and parallel attacks by the U.S. on Latin American migrants. Also on the agenda: updates on organizing for the “Remember Rosie Jimenez: Reproductive Justice Now!” rally on October 3. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas, you are needed! All genders welcome.

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 info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com www.RadicalWomen.org | Facebook.com/rwseattle


Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 3rd, 5 – 7pm
Rally for reproductive rights
Remember Rosie Jimenez: Reproductive Justice Now!

On Oct. 3, 1976, Rosie Jimenez, a 27-year-old Chicana single mother and college student, became the first person to die after the Hyde Amendment banned use of Medicaid funding for abortions. Join with others to say “Never again! Reproductive justice is a right!” Contact Gina at RWseattle@mindspring.com to help or add your organization’s endorsement.

Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle

First organizing meeting: Wed., Aug. 28, 6pm, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle



Thursday, August 29, 7:00pm
Book event featuring author Ellie Belew and Radical Women tradeswomen Megan Cornish & Kathleen Merrigan


High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light recounts a gripping chapter in Seattle’s activist and labor history. In 1974, a multi-racial group of women entered a unique program for electrical tradeswomen at City Light. Belew documents the women’s fight to succeed against life-threatening harassment. Despite immense roadblocks, they ultimately changed their workplace, their union, and the city.
Third Place Books, Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle

Hosted by Third Place Books Information: (206) 474-2200, https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/ellie-belew-high-voltage-women




Wednesday, August 28, 6:00pm
First organizing meeting for Rosie Jimenez Day Reproductive Justice Rally

Fired up to defend reproductive rights? Help organize a rally to honor Rosie Jimenez, a 27-year-old Latina single mother who in October 1976 was the first to die due to federal restrictions on abortion funds. Together, we will shout it out: “Never again! Safe abortion is a right!”

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

Cosponsored by Radical Women, Seattle Clinic Defense, and others to be confirmed

For information, or to add your organization’s endorsement, call or email 206-722-6057, RWSeattle@mindspring.com


Saturday, August 24, 7:00pm
Women’s Rights Day Film Showing


An urgent look at the far-reaching attacks on women’s ability to control their own bodies in the U.S.

In the full-length film Birthright: A War Story, award-winning investigative journalist Civia Tamarkin probes the origins and impact of the decades-long effort to control women’s reproduction through legal and religious assaults.

The concept of fetal ‘‘personhood” has resulted in hundreds of criminal prosecutions, primarily of women of color, for supposedly unsafe behavior during pregnancy. Meanwhile, maternal and infant deaths of Black and Indigenous people are skyrocketing. How can activists ensure no forced pregnancies, along with healthy, socially supported parenthood for those who choose it? Learn the facts and be part of the post-film discussion on what can be done locally and nationally.

Door donation $5-$7.00 sliding scale

Summer Harvest Dinner (with vegan options) 6:00pm
$10.00 ($8.00 low-income)

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline or short walk east from the Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by Radical Women
For more info or to arrange childcare or work exchange: 206-722-6057 RWSeattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/rwseattle



Thursday, July 18, 7pm

Calling All Feminists!
Get in the know at the July Radical Women meet-up


This evening has something for everyone! An analysis of the new book "Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto." Updates on national and local organizing around defense of abortion rights and stopping deportations. Plans for celebrating Women’s Rights Day in August. And a viewing of a brief documentary about the Radical Women chapter in Melbourne, Australia! Come add to the discussion!

Summer dinner (vegan options included) served at 6:30 for $8.50 donation

Thursday, July 18, 7:00pm

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline; a short walk from the Columbia City light rail station.

For info, or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057, RWSeattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org • Facebook.com/rwseattle


Friday, July 12, 7:30pm
Feminist Film Nite
Wind River



This gripping 2017 film focuses on the rape and murder of a young Native American woman and the attempt to find her killer. The plot follows investigators who are challenged to unravel a horrific crime on a remote Wyoming reservation during a bone-chilling winter. Though the film has limitations, it powerfully reflects the thousands of real-life incidents of violence against Indigenous women, who have the highest rate of rape and assault in the U.S. Radical Women shows the film in solidarity with and support of Native women who are leading the way to end the violence. Discussion will follow the showing.

Fri, July 12, 7:30 pm
Door donation $5 – $8
Refreshments available from 6:30pm • Snack prices vary
Ice cream • Popcorn • Air-conditioning

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline; a short walk east from Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by Radical Women
For information or to arrange childcare (please call in advance): 206-722-6057 RWSeattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org • Facebook.com/rwseattle



Discussion Series - Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm
5 sessions June 10-July 8
Feminism & the Left
Socialist feminism is at the center of discussion among revolutionaries, following the recent implosion of the International Socialist Organization over a cover-up of sexist abuse by their leadership. Many serious, committed activists are grappling with this and related issues of race, gender, democracy and leadership among left parties – both in theory and practice. This open, four-week discussion group will read a series of articles and essays that explore these questions that are confronting the Left worldwide. Everyone is welcome.

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

Sponsors:
Radical Women • 206-722-6057
Freedom Socialist Party • 206-722-2453



Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion
Queers fired up against the far right



Morgan Ahern: Founder of Lolo Diklo: Romani Against Racism. Descendant of Roma relatives who fought the Nazis in Germany.
George Bakan: Editor of Seattle Gay News. Veteran organizer against the far right; cofounder of United Front Against Fascism.
Su Docekal: Co-founder of Stonewall Committee for LGBT Rights. Socialist feminist abortion clinic defender and bigot buster.
Brendan Foreau: Founding member of Community & Labor Against Fascism. Inspired to activism by immigrant detention crisis.

Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm
Sliding scale door donation $2.00-$5.00

Summer Salad Dinner 6:00pm
Vegan options available • $8.00-$12.00 donation

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

Sponsored by Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party
Info: 206-722-2453 • RWseattle@mindspring.com • FSPseattle@mindspring.com
www.RadicalWomen.org • www.socialism.com



Thursday, May 16, 7:00pm
Organizing meeting
We won’t go back! The battle for abortion rights



Anti-abortionists have stepped up their assault on reproductive rights. Georgia and Alabama just passed horrific new laws that would criminalize nearly every abortion and open the door to charges of murder for women and doctors. These are some of the most extreme attacks on abortion rights in the U.S. What can reproductive justice activists do to stop this war on women?

Also on the agenda, help formulate Radical Women fundraising efforts and learn about upcoming LGBTQ Pride Month activities. Bring your energy and enthusiasm and get involved in grassroots socialist feminism!

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

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

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


Feminist Discussion Group - Mondays, 6:30pm
10 sessions beginning March 25
High Voltage Women
Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light



An inspiring new book on affirmative action pioneers who broke gender and race barriers, forged links of solidarity, and moved their union to better represent the entire workforce. Connect to current fights against discrimination and sexual harassment and meet some of the women who made history!
Everyone welcome • Light snacks served for donation at 6:00pm

WA State Labor Council Building, 321 16th Ave. S., Seattle
Just off South Jackson Street. On #14 bus line.

Information: 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com • www.RadicalWomen.org


Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm
Socialist Feminism: Alive and on the Move! 





Connect with a multi-racial group of revolutionary feminists eager to change the world! This gathering will discuss the important work being done by Seattle Silence Breakers to stop racial and sexual harassment in city employment. It will also offer a socialist feminist analysis of the shocking dissolution of International Socialist Organization after revelations of sexual abuse, racism and lack of democracy. How can we grow and learn from this sudden demise of a longtime fixture on the U.S. Left? Everyone is invited to add their thoughts.


Tasty supper (with vegan options available) at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation



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


On #7 bus line. Near the Columbia City light rail station.



For information or childcare, call 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com • facebook.com/RWseattle.


Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm 

Women’s History Month meeting
John Brown’s Daughter
The Unforgettable Life & Times of Annie Brown Adams



Presentation by Guerry Hoddersen, feminist writer and civil rights veteran

Learn about the radical abolitionist movement and the militant legacy of John Brown who attempted to spark a slave rebellion on the eve of the Civil War. In the stirring history of the raid that he and a small group of Black and white men launched at Harper’s Ferry, Annie Brown Adams’ courageous role is often overlooked. As a 15-year-old, she ran the clandestine house where Brown’s men waited for the call to action. Following the raid, Brown’s wife and daughters suffered poverty and notoriety, but were also powerful symbols of the fight to end slavery in the U.S.

Homestyle Supper (with vegan options available) at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation

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

On #7 bus line. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For information or childcare, call 206-722-6057 • RWSeattle@mindspring.com• facebook.com/RWseattle. 



Saturday, March 9, 7:00pm
Women’s History Month BOOK LAUNCH
High Voltage Women
Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light



A compelling account of pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their workplace, their union, and their city. Radical Women is incredibly proud of the role played by our founder Clara Fraser and other members in an effort that began in the 1970s and continues today. The book shows how tradeswomen built alliances with men of color, white male union members and office staff to change the culture of management abuse and life-threatening sexism and racism at Seattle City Light.
"This amazing story gives hope and inspiration to women in every workplace." -- Louis Walter, Business Manager, IBEW Local #77

Meet author Ellie Belew and City Light groundbreaker Megan Cornish

No-Host Bar - Refreshments $5-10 donation

Washington State Labor Council Building
321 16th Ave. S., Seattle

Sponsored by: Radical Women, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Labor Archives of Washington, Seattle Silence Breakers, Washington Women in Trades

Event information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com

High Voltage Women is published by
Red Letter Press
$20.00 - 224 pages – photos, index, notes
Books go on sale March 1
Order at www.RedLetterPress.org


Saturday, February 23, 7:00pm
Black History Month Forum
Fighting Racism on the Job


Photos: Ann Arbor, MI 2012 (left); Seattle, WA 1963 (right).

Speakers:



Markisha Dixon


 Protech union Local 17 and Seattle Silence Breaker member standing up to race and sex discrimination facing workers at the City of Seattle.



Tamasha Emedi

Teacher at Hazel Valley Elementary and Building Representative to Highline Education Association striving to diversify teaching staff and eliminate prejudice in schools.



 John Frazier

President of Washington Federation of State Employees Local 3488 and leader in the struggle for equality and respect at Harborview and UW medical centers.



Christina López

Teamsters Local 763 and immigrant rights activist, coordinator of the Comrades of Color Caucus, and affirmative action advocate.



Saturday, Feb. 23, 7pm

Home-cooked Soul Food Dinner 6pm


Door donation $2-$5 sliding scale. Buffet $8-$10



New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

On the #7 bus line. Near Columbia City light rail station. Wheelchair accessible.



For info: 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com. To arrange childcare or work exchanges, please call two days in advance.



Sponsored by Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party



Thursday, February 7, 7:00pm
Radical Women organizing meeting
Looking for Action?



Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists! This gathering will feature an analysis of Womxn’s March activities and updates on current activities such as fighting sexual harassment and discrimination at the City of Seattle. Bring your ideas and energy. Everyone welcome.

6:30 Supper (with vegan options) $8.50 donation

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On #7 bus. A short walk east from Columbia City light rail station.

For information or childcare, call 206-722-6057 - RWSeattle@mindspring.com - facebook.com/RWseattle



March with socialist feminists!
Join thousands of feminists and activists taking to the streets for a protest weekend

Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 am

“Building Power” Seattle Womxn’s March

Rally at Cal Anderson, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle, then march to Seattle Center.



Radical Women is part of the Revolutionary Feminist Contingent along with many other organizations. The contingent has adopted anti-capitalist, multi-issued demands such as full reproductive freedom, universal healthcare, tax the rich, no border walls, ending all forms of bigotry and more. The contingent stands for creating a just, socialist world.



Look for the 'Revolutionary Feminist Contingent' banner and meet up with the contingent on the south side of Cal Anderson Park at 9:00am. Find out more information here. 


Sunday, January 20 at 10:00 am

Be part of a Women's march and rally led by Indigenous women bringing awareness to the epidemic Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits (LGBTQ+).



Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St. Seattle


Monday, January 21 at 9:30 am

“Affirmative Action = Justice" Martin Luther King Jr. Day workshops, rally and march at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle.
 


· Workshops 9:30-10:50 am

· Rally in Gymnasium 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

· March to Downtown 12:30-1:30 pm

· Rally at March destination, 4th & Pine St, 1:30-2:45 pm



Check out the two workshops Radical Women members will be speaking at:
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"City of Seattle Silence Breakers: Putting a stop to harassment & discrimination"

-"Building Unity Against the Racist Alt-Right"



For more information on MLK activities, go here.

To meet up with Radical Women: 206-722-6057
Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists! This gathering will feature an analysis of Womxn’s March activities and updates on current activities such as fighting sexual harassment and discrimination at the City of Seattle. Bring your ideas and energy. Everyone welcome. 6:30 Supper (with vegan options) $8.50 donation New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle On #7 bus. A short walk east from Columbia City light rail station. For information or childcare, call 206-722-6057 - RWseattle@mindspring.com - facebook.com/RWseattle/


Thursday, January 17, 7:00pm  
Sign-making and protest prep party


Come down to help make signs and do phone-banking and other projects for folks attending womxn’s marches, and MLK Day activities in Seattle. We’ll have all the materials needed. All skill levels welcome!

Snacks starting at 6:30 pm for donation.

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

For more info: 206-722-6057

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