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Please join the DC Abortion Fund for our annual holiday party fundraiser!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 6:30-9pm
1301 K St. NW (formerly K St. Lounge)
$25 suggested cash donation at the door
Happy hour til 7pm, 5% of all drink sales go back to DCAF!
Light hors d’oeuvres provided
All proceeds support DCAF’s free, confidential talkline helping women and girls in the D.C. area pay for their abortion care. Festive attire encouraged!
Please bring your checkbooks and your questions!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The DCAF Hole-a-Thon is like a walk-a-thon fundraiser, but cooler! And with mini-golf! Each team sets a collective fundraising goal (aim for $1600), picks a snazzy team name, and consists of 4 people including the team captain.
Start a team today! Learn more, register online, and donate here! Registration is just $10.
The DC Abortion Fund is an all-volunteer nonprofit that makes grants to low-income women & girls in the DC area who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion.
Questions? E-mail the Hole-a-Thon organizers at dcbowlathon (at) gmail (dot) com
DCAF Benefit For Abortion Access
Thursday, March 29, 2012 // 8pm
$5 cover, all proceeds to the DC Abortion Fund (additional donations gratefully accepted)
1728 First St. NW, basement
Metro: Shaw-Howard University (Green/Yellow)
Local musicians are tearing it up for local abortion access. Plus a bake sale! Eat for DCAF! See you there!
Thursday, January 26
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Roe v. Wade 39th Anniversary Dinner
DCAF is receiving NARAL’s 2012 Champions of Choice award!
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner
The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Buy your ticket online today!
Monday, January 23
NOW’s Roe v. Wade rally and celebration on Capitol Hill
5-6pm National NOW rally at US Supreme Court
1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C.
Metro: Union Station or Capitol South
More info here!
6-8pm DC NOW Roe afterparty
Sewall-Belmont House and Museum (1 block from the Supreme Court)
144 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC
Suggested donation benefiting DC Abortion Fund
Metro: Union Station
More info here!
Visions in Feminism Collective’s Know Roe happy hour
Public Bar, 1214 18th Street NW, Washington, DC
More info here!
DC Abortion Fund’s annual
Peace, Joy, and Choice holiday fundraiser
Monday, December 12, 2011
Metro: Dupont Circle
Suggested donation $20
All ages, 21+ to drink
All donations benefit DCAF and are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Women's Information Network happy hour!
Protecting Choice: Here, There, & Everywhere
Thursday, November 10
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bread & Brew
1247 20th St. NW
Metro: Dupont Circle
Are you a new member of the Women's Information Network or interested in joining? Want to maximize your member benefits and meet like-minded pro-choice, Democratic women?
Join us for drinks, hors d'oeurves, and networking with the D.C. pro-choice community. All ages, free and open to the community. Several WIN members are on DCAF's board and volunteer crew, so stop by and say hi! We look forward to seeing you there!
Laugh with DCAF!
Hosted by E.J. Ruchman
Thursday, May 26
2461 18th St. NW
5:00 - 9:00pm
Featuring the comedians:
Tyler Richardson - Jessica Brodkin
Reggie Melbrough - Hillary Buckholtz
Rahmein Mostafavi - Mikey Larrick
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. Start a team and be a team captain today! Just email dcbowlathon (at) gmail (dot) com to get started!
When: Sunday, April 17, 2011
How to participate: Sign up at our Bowl a Thon event website today! Suggested donation $10 to participate. We also need volunteers! If you’re able to help out, please call Danielle at 510-541-8770!
Questions? Ready to bowl and/or volunteer? Email dcbowlathon (at) gmail (dot) com
Peace, Joy, and Choice
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 6-9pm
Topaz Hotel – Enlightenment Room
1733 N St NW
Raffle prizes, drink specials, and hors d’oeuvres
$20 suggested donation
*All proceeds to support the DC Abortion Fund*
Questions? Email dcafevents(at)gmail(dot)com
For sponsorship, please email Allison at allison_mitch(at)yahoo(dot)com
Please join us or donate online to make a gift for this holiday season!
Sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
Honoree: DC Abortion Fund
October 16, 2010, 8-11 PM
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 6:30pm
3222 11th Street NW
Wednesday June 30, 2010 - 5:30pm
2461 18th Street NW
Saturday May 2, 2010 - 2pm
A play created by Cindy Cooper
Performed by an ensemble of actors
True Reformer Building
1200 U St, NW
Premier seating: $40
Preferred seating: $20
A woman's right to choose soars in a tapestry of 14 powerful 'shorts' -- serious and comic.
The DC Abortion Fund would like to invite you to our annual holiday party!
Tuesday, December 8th
6 - 9pm
Café Citron – New VIP Lounge
1343 Connecticut Ave NW
Raffle prizes, drink specials, and hor d’oeuvres
$20 suggested donation
*All proceeds to support the DC Abortion Fund*
Questions - email email@example.com
For sponsorship, please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The DC Abortion Fund Invites You to
Checking the Pulse: Women's Health in Economic Crisis
Join the Government Relations and Labor Network of the Women's Information Network (WIN) along with the DC Abortion Fund for an in-depth look at how the current economy is affecting women's reproductive health.
Featuring DCAF board speakers:
Alexis Zepeda, National Abortion Federation
Elisabeth Sowecke, The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
1110 Vermont Avenue #300
Attendees will also have the opportunity to network over drinks and light appetizers and learn more about how they can support DCAF's vital services.
For more information and to RSVP, email the Government Relations Network Chairs at email@example.com.
The Coat Hanger Project (2008) screening
You are cordially invited to a screening of The Coat Hanger Project (2008) followed by a Q & A with the director, Angie Young, and special guests Heather Booth and Alexis Zepeda.
Date and Time:
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Thursday, January 22, 2009
6pm (screening time at 6:30)
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Felicia Stewart Center
1901 L Street, NW, Suite 300
$10 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the DC Abortion Fund.
RSVP is required: email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the film:
The Coat Hanger Project: Since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, anti-choice forces in the US have been making it their mission to dismantle women’s reproductive freedom. Their weapons: money, the legal system, the government, the media, the church, and a generation who have never known the ravages of illegal abortion.
Filmmaker Angie Young walks the viewer through the personal stories and images of women who died from illegal abortion, and the lengths women went through when they couldn’t access legal abortions. There is some dramatic footage of a female veteran of the Iraq war retelling her experience of nearly dying of a self-induced abortion in Iraq because military hospitals refuse to perform the procedure. The movie is positive, too, ending with a focus on the activism of the younger generation, emerging coalition-building across gender, racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ rights groups. For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.thecoathangerproject.com/
About the panelists:
- Angie Young is a pro-choice activist and director of the Coat Hanger Project.
- Heather Booth is the founder of Jane, a service she founded that referred women to safe abortion providers when abortion was illegal. Heather founded Jane in 1965; eight years before Roe.
- Alexis Zepeda is the associate director of the National Abortion Federation Hotline and a board member of the DC Abortion Fund.
This is a DC Abortion Fund event and generously hosted by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). Both are 501(c)3 organizations.
Download a flyer about this special event. (PDF, 255 KB)
It's that time of year again! The DCAF staff warmly invite you to our annual holiday party "Peace, Joy and Choice" on Tuesday, December 9th, from 6pm - 9pm at the Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC.
Intentional Motherhood: Connecting Abortion, Pregnancy, and Birth
Considering the full range of women's reproductive rights:
The right to affordable birth control.
The right to parent.
The right to choose abortion.
The right to midwifery care.
The right to determine a birth plan.
The right to prenatal care.
Our Bodies Ourselves has provided indispensable information on women's health and sexuality for more than 40 years. Their newest book, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth addresses the questions and needs of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the "fourth trimester" of early motherhood.
The DC Abortion Fund is excited to host a a book signing and discussion to explore the many connections between these issues.
|Intentional Motherhood: Connecting Abortion, Pregnancy, and Birth
Wednesday May 28, 6:30 pm
Hawk 'n' Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Capital South Metro
Suggested Donation: $20
All Proceeds Benefit The DC Abortion Fund.
Contributions to DCAF are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
CHEERS TO CHOICE: Celebrating Young Women
The Younger Women's Task Force of the DC Metro area has generously offered to host a "Cheers for Choice" event and to split the proceeds with DCAF. The event features wine tasting by women-owned wineries, an art show presenting local women artists, and a silent auction. So come out, have fun, meet cool women, and help support DCAF!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stewart R. Mott House
122 Maryland Avenue, NE
Cheers to Choice embodies the celebration of not only a woman's right to safe and legal abortion, but also a woman's right to choose her destiny and live in a community that respects her choices without hindering her personal and professional growth through violence, sexism, racism, economic discrimination, or discriminating policies.
Tickets purchased at the door:
-$10.00 for Capitol Hill or non-profit interns
-$15.00 for Entry-level Capitol Hill or Entry-level non-profit employees
-$20.00 for all others
RSVP Kindly Requested: email@example.com
2008 Pledge-A-Protester Fundraising Campaign
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, DCAF volunteers counted anti-abortion protesters at the downtown office of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, helping turn these protesters into unwitting support money for DCAF.
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Fringe Festival July 2007
July 2007- Thanks so much to Paulina Guerrero, Erin Mitchell and Hannah Kerr for their terrific performance of "On Your Soapbox Slipping" during the Capital Fringe Festival. Six pieces by local choreographers showcased the talent we have in DC. The shows included strong messages of female empowerment and independence. DCAF received proceeds from the show.
Erin Mitchell and Paulina Guerrero
DCAF’s Director of Case Management Participates in Panel Discussion on the
January 23, 2007- DCAF joined the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and other allied groups in an educational event about the impact of the Hyde Amendment on communities
DCAF Completes Third Annual Pledge-A-Protester Campaign
January 20, 2007- For the third year in a row DCAF ran its successful Pledge-A-Protester campaign in an effort to raise money and combat anti-choice protesters. Over three-hundred anti-choice protesters targeted a downtown clinic and unwittingly provided much needed funds for women's reproductive health care as DCAF supporters pledged a donation based on the number of protesters.
Mothertongue Benefit for DCAF at the Blackcat
January 11, 2007- The ladies of Mothertongue devoted proceeds from their performance to DCAF. Not only was the show inspiring, but the board members and volunteers of DCAF were touched by Mothertongue’s energy and willingness to fundraise for women to obtain abortions in DC. It was a great event!