Women’s Rights Day Film Showing
BIRTHRIGHT: A War Story
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, 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.
Purvi Patel, sentenced to 20 years in prison in Indiana for inducing an abortion in 2015.
Saturday, August 24, 7:00pm
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
RadicalWomen.org • facebook.com/rwseattle
Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 3rd, 5 – 7pm, Westlake Park, Seattle
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.
First organizing meeting: Wed., Aug. 28, 6pm, New Freeway Hall (address above).