This week we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the official day is January 22nd) and the DMV has some events going on.
DC NOW’s annual Roe Anniversary Reception
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets: 1025 5th St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Meet members of the local NOW community, hear from speakers, and enjoy some drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
RSVP on Facebook.
Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition Day of Action
On January 22nd, activists from across Virginia will join together to demand that the Commonwealth protect reproductive freedom. Times and locations vary, so check out the page and make sure to RSVP.
If you’re in the mood for something more artistic yet still in the vein of bashing abortion stigma, we suggest heading to the Studio Theater for Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign. It is composed of 13 scenes from 10 different female playwrights with one mission: to create a new conversation about abortion and move beyond the political rhetoric and divisive debate to a more personal understanding of the role abortion plays in women’s lives. It is only showing one night, on January 20th. You can get tickets here.
Join All Above All Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:00 pm EDT for the Google Hangout “Is Roe a Reality for All*. The following rad women will be on hand to chat and take questions:
Shivana Jorawar, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Amanda Williams, Lilith Fund (Texas abortion fund serving low-income women)
Jessica González-Rojas, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
All Above All will also have a tweetchat on January 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. They’ll be asking the question, what will it take to get #Roe4All?
There will also be a call hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) on January 21st from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. NCJW leaders from Louisiana, Washington, and Tennessee and a guest from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) will share key lessons from their local work to advance abortion access and affordability in the context of reproductive justice. There will also be time for questions and to share your own efforts, as well as connect with other advocates.
Know of any other events? Email [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list.