Reproductive Independence Day! Wed. 6/30

There’s the Independence Day you already have plans for… and then’s there’s our Reproductive Independence Day Happy Hour!Statue of Liberty

Join us  for our annual toast to Reproductive Independence! Kick back with pro-choice friends and celebrate the radical idea of liberty and justice for all!

$1 from every drink sold will benefit DCAF

Wednesday, June 30


Madams Organ Roof Deck

2461 18th Street, NW

$10-$20 suggested donation

Goooooooooooooal! Bowl-a-Thon Raises $14,503.25 for DC Abortion Fund


About three or so weeks ago, two women came to the DCAF board and said,

Hey, we saw on twitter that the other Abortion Funds are doing bowl-a-thons in May.  We want to plan one for you. We pretty much won’t take no for an answer

FEMpire Strikes Back! 2010 bowl-a-thon organizers

Shock.  Silent glee.  Acceptance.

We agreed to bowl.

We set an ambitious goal of $4,000.

We decide the purpose of this year’s event is mostly to raise awareness for Bowl-a-thon 2011.

FEMpire Strikes Back! Our 2010 bowl-a-thon organizers, Danielle Geong & Val Vilott


Thanks to the amazing women who spearheaded this event, Danielle Geong  and Val Vilott (aka Han-Bowlo & Millenium Val-Con), we blew past the $4,000 mark!  Then the $8,000 mark!

At the urging of the National Network for Abortion Funds, we changed the goal to $12,000.

And then the DC pro-choice community blew that goal out of the water too!

While the last day to make a bowl-a-thon gift is Friday May 7th, as of today… we’ve raised $14,503.25!

Let’s put that in perspective:

Average annual income of the women we serve $7,000

ALL Event-related donations made between July 2008 – June 2009 (FY08-09): $6,275

Let’s say it one more time…. WOW!

Thank you for coming together as a community to make this event so successful!

Other highlights of the event to follow and stay tuned!  We’re in blog format now and will be updating often.

Words of Choice! DC Premiere is 4/23

Tickets to see Words of Choice are now on sale!

Tickets can be bought at

WHEN: Friday, April 23 @ 7pm

words of choiceWHERE: True Reformer Building, Lankford Auditorium

1200 U St NW, Washington, DC

COST: $20 Regular seating, $40 Premier Seating


This is the DC Premiere of the play that won NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2009 Champion of Choice Award.  This play is a tapestry of 14 powerful ’shorts’ — serious and comic – regarding a woman’s right to choose.  Ensemble cast includes the show’s creator, Cindy Cooper.

Tickets can be bought at

DCAF Bowl-A-Thon

Get your bowl on!

What is it: Bowling for choice! The Feminist Big Lebowski!

How it works:You’ve done walk-a-thons before right? Well we’re doing that but with bowling. You collect pledges from your friends, get your bowl on, and help DC Abortion Fund affirm women’s choices.

When: Sunday May 2nd @ 2pm

How to participate: Register or donate on the NNAF site here –

Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes. Then start recruiting your team!

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Questions? Email Val and Danielle at dcbowlathon (at) gmail (dot) com

“Words of Choice” (Upcoming Play)

words of choice

The DC Abortion Fund proudly presents

Words of Choice

A play created by Cindy Cooper
Performed by an ensemble of actors

April 23, 2010      7:00-8:30pm

True Reformer Building
Lankford Auditorium
1200 U St, NW
Washington, DC

Premier seating: $40
Preferred seating: $20

A woman’s right to choose soars in a tapestry of 14 powerful ‘shorts’ — serious and comic.

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