Visit our Reproductive Justice Walking Tour site!
Screenings of our Reproductive Justice Walking Tour video:
The International Women Artists Salon at Dixon Place in NYC on Sept. 20
Screening online with the UK Festival of Choice, Sept 23-28
Feminist Film Festival by WBAI and Joy of Resistance in Brooklyn, October 3, NYC
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE WALKING TOUR
JUNE 7, 2014
NEW YORK CITY
An interactive event
-A guided walk with a dozen performances through Tribeca and Greenwich Village
-A Roundup and Fair with interactive events, more performances and refreshments
-A Video about Reproductive Justice in our communities and our lives
-To put Reproductive Justice on the map in New York City and in our communities, our lives
-To see the connections between social justice and reproductive rights and health
-To mobilize, engage, appreciate our history and current challenges
Follow up Blog: Putting Reproductive Justice on the Map
Read a wrap-up newsletter: Words of Choice News Update Sept 23 2014
SEE photos on Tumblr, here.
Find a Toolkit to DO YOUR OWN.
See our video on YouTube.
Twitter @ReproJWalk and #ReproJWalk!
Supported by The Puffin Foundation, the Abortion Conversation Project, the Anne Hale Johnson and Arthur Johnson Trust of the Community Foundation of Washington, and individual donors. Partner: Women’s eNews.
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Reproductive Justice Walking Tour
THE PUFFIN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE WALKING TOUR
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour, a project of Words of Choice, was generously awarded a grant by The Puffin Foundation in support of its 2014 launch tour and performance in New York City.
Located in Teaneck, The Puffin Foundation is dedicated to “continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.”
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour will take place in New York City on June 7, 2014. The date marks the anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the first decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to say find a right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution and to hold that states could not make all birth control illegal. Applied at first to married persons, the decision was soon extended to singles, as well.
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour will put the concept of reproductive justice into our communities and our lives. Walkers will participate on a guided tour of sites that reflect the vast number of issues that affect women’s and men’s lives. Beginning in lower Manhattan near Chambers and Hudson, the tour will visit the original site of the nation’s biggest condom manufacturer; locations of Madame Restell and other “extra-legal” abortion providers; the hangout of Emma Goldman, who advocated for labor rights and birth control; the place where Flo Kennedy, African American lawyer, worked on a lawsuit to challenge the New York abortion law.
Along the way, performers will present stories, tales and songs to the walking groups.
At the Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square, walkers will participate in a Reproductive Justice Fair, including podcasting, performances, book signings, literature, freebies and refreshments.
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour is also supported by the Abortion Conversations Project and individual donors.
For more information about the Reproductive Justice Walking tour, visit its website.
Tickets are $8 — half of which is donated to abortion access funds — and may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. Discounts for seniors, students, prochoice activists — email ReproJusticeWalk@gmail.com
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE WALKING TOUR GETS ABORTION CONVERSATION PROJECT GRANT SUPPORT
The Abortion Conversation Project awarded Words of Choice a Mini Grant to develop a Reproductive Justice Walking Tour. The new project by Words of Choice, set for 2014 in New York City, will be an interactive tour of sites of importance to reproductive justice and rights. One goal is to make the tour replicable in many cities.
The award to Words of Choice is one six successful grants totaling $5,000 in the Fall 2013 round of mini-grants, according to the Abortion Conversation Project. “All of the awards focus on amplifying the stories of abortion and the voices of those who have experienced abortion,” noted Peg Johnston of the Abortion Conversation Project Board. The Abortion Conversation Project’s mission is “to challenge the polarization that characterizes abortion conversation, lessen the stigmatization of abortion, and promote speaking and listening with empathy, dignity, and resilience about even the most difficult aspects of abortion.”
The Abortion Conversation Project was founded in 2000 and spent its early years defining post abortion emotional health, de-stigmatizing abortion through handouts for parents, partners, and patients themselves, and staging community conversations to have deeper conversations among diverse prochoice audiences. After helping to launch the Abortion Care Network, ACP explored conflict transformation techniques and decided to offer small grants to engage many more people in its mission.
Read more about The Abortion Conversation Project:
Abortion Conversation Project Blog
Abortion Conversation Website, www.abortionconversation.com