Found a great review of Vessel (the Film), which we are screening in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016. It’s a true inspiration as to what one person can do! Vessel reviewer Genevieve Koski at Dissolve.com writes
“[D]irector Diana Whitten compresses a decade-long story into a sleek, swift 87-minute package that telegraphs the unique, turbulent history of Women On Waves. Gomperts founded Women On Waves after seeing the toll unsafe abortions have on women in countries that outlaw the procedure.”
“According to the film’s statistics, around 47,000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.”
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Why should we fight it?
“The most brazen corporate grab in American history”
The Triangle TPP Working Group and UNC Student Action with Workers (SAW) invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to a “TPP Teach-In” to inform you of the concerns of this dangerous trade deal and methods of citizen mobilization against it.
Date: Feb 2, 2016
Place: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Address: 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27599
Room: Hitchcock Multi-purpose Room at UNC
Join NC NOW at one of the MLK marches on 1/18/16.
Raleigh will host its 36th Annual MLK march (and other events). This year’s event is being called the “Fierce Urgency of Now” Memorial March.
Raleigh NOW is taking part in the MLK march as they do every year. Find members at 10:40/10:45am on the Edenton side of the State Capital building in Raleigh at 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601. They’ll have NOW rounds and/or the NC NOW banner.
Photo credit: Gailya Paliga, 2015 MLK march
WOMEN’S LIVES MATTER!
More than 100 women lawyers and other women in the legal profession told the US Supreme Court why their abortions mattered on January 6, 2016. This was done in preparation for a major abortion case that will be heard by the US Supreme Court in March involving a Texas law that imposes TRAP law requirements on abortion clinics. This case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, is seen as a serious threat to the landmark Roe v. Wade.
According to “More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered,” 1/1/16, in the Huffington Post,
“Women from virtually every corner of the legal profession told the Supreme Court on Monday why their decisions to seek abortions earlier in life meant the world to who they are today.”
Time to be inspired! Join us at our 2016 Roe event, Inspiration for Roe.
Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh NOW are screening the film Vessel, and discussing Dr. Rebecca Gomperts’ efforts to bring attention to women’s reproductive rights in countries where these rights are illegal and where informational websites are censored.
Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Place: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House,
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 321-663-8598
RSVP: email email@example.com, call 321-663-8598
Get tickets via eventbrite, print a Vessel Roe Event Flier to share and see updates (or advertise in the program) at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/events/.
Find the event on facebook at Inspiration for Roe on Facebook.
Brought to you by the
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham chapters of NOW, the
National Organization for Women.