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Come on the first-ever Reproductive Justice Walking Tour on June 7, 2014 in Tribeca, Solo and Greenwich Village in NYC.
With live, site-specific performances, landmark sites and contemporary resonance, we’re exploring how reproductive justice affects our history, our communities and our lives.
The walk is followed by a Reproductive Justice Fair at Judson Memorial Church from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm with more activities (instant poetry!), performances, speakers and refreshments.
Space is limited!
Read more: http://reprojusticetour.wordpress.com.
New York’s first-ever Reproductive Justice Walking Tour steps off on June 7, 2014 at 1 pm in Lower Manhattan to put reproductive justice on the map in our communities, our history and our lives.
A dozen site-specific performances, landmark sites and contemporary issues weave together as guides lead small groups through Tribeca, Soho and Greenwich Village in New York City. Along the way, walkers ”meet” radical labor-and-women’s activist Emma Goldman, African-American attorney Flo Kennedy, immigration reform advocate Elvira Arellano, and visit the original home of Trojans condoms and the hangouts of Mdme. Restell.
As threats mount to reproductive rights and social justice, the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour is a reminder of the importance of reproductive health and social justice in our history and our daily lives.
June 7 marks the Anniversary of the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which rejected laws making birth control illegal for the first time (first for married couples, later for all people).
The ”walk” will be followed by a Reproductive Justice Fair at Judson Memorial Church from 2:30 pm to 4: 30 pm. Along with refreshments, interactive events include an opportunity to talk live on the phone to a former JANE counselor, instant poetry, a conversation with Rev. Donna Schaper about the Clergy Consultation Service, podcasting by Melissa Madera, a book signing by Kate Manning (My Notorious Life) and a performance of ’This Common Secret” by Dr. Susan Wicklund and more.
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour in New York is the prototype for future events in other cities with filming along the way.
Tickets are $8.00 with half donated to the New York Abortion Access Fund. (Students, srs. and activists who need it can get a half-price discount by emailing Reprojusticewalk@gmail.com.)
Walks leave from Hudson and Chambers from 1:00 to 1:30 pm on June 7 — Spaces are limited and reservations are strongly recommended (see below). Words of Choice, a social justice theater company, is the producer of the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour with aid from the Abortion Conversations Project and The Puffin Foundation.
For more information and to make reservations, visit http://reprojusticetour.wordpress.com.
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Join us on Sunday July 31 at 5 pm in Gaithersburg Maryland as we present a live performance to support por-choice activists who are taking back the space in front of a clinic under attack by Operation Rescue. Three fantastic New York actors under the direction of Francesca Mantani Arkus, telling a dozen stories — funny, sad, poignant — about abortion, contraception, pregnancy, sex and reproductive freedom. For a discussion, we’ll be joined by visual artist Heather Ault of 4000Years for Choice. See more at http://www.WordsofChoice.org.