We’re sending out the June event reminder a little early because our June organizing meeting is coming up very soon, and it’s a big one. Details below…
COMING UP NEXT
Please join us for May’s monthly meeting next Sunday!:
WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
WHERE: Home of Lexie Cooper
4706 Shoalwood Ave, Unit B
Austin, TX 78756
**PLEASE NOTE: This month’s meeting will NOT take place in our regular meeting space at ChoiceWorks! We will be at our convenor’s house so that we can transition right from our planning meeting to a private screening of The Provider. **
Catch up on the month’s news in feminist activism and get ready to vote on an action for this month. (Last month’s action was to attend the AYC Nonprofit Fair and protest CPCs in Williamson County!)
There will be snacks, drinks, and free t-shirts for any new folks who’d like to sign up and become official members of NOW.
After the meeting, attendees will be able to stay for Austin NOW’s private screening of The Provider, a documentary film about the legal restrictions placed on abortion and how it affects individuals, communities, and medical providers. See below:
THE PROVIDER follows traveling abortion provider, Dr. Shannon Carr, as she travels to work in Dallas, Texas to perform legal and safe abortions despite the vigorous anti-abortion stigma. In 2013, a Texas bill named House Bill Two (HB2) was passed which effectively closed down nearly two thirds of the state’s abortion clinics. These laws have become the biggest threat to women’s healthcare since before Roe vs. Wade. THE PROVIDER examines these laws by telling the stories of those most affected by them. Dr. Shannon Carr travels every week from New Mexico to Dallas to one of the few clinics remaining in Texas.
Help support the filmmakers! Suggested donation is $5-10. If you would like to make a donation, visit The Provider‘s sponsored website here. (Scroll to the ‘Undue Burden’ section and enter in your donation amount underneath the title and description.)
For more information: Check out The Provider‘s website
Weekly Fake Clinic Protests
Most Saturdays, our convenor, Lexie, protests South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, a “fake clinic” in South Austin, during their open hours. This is a great opportunity for activism and awareness-raising without a lot of fuss – NOW provides the signs, and all you need to provide is yourself! Come out on a beautiful spring Saturday and hold a sign or two. You’d be amazed at how fun protesting can be (just ask Lexie about the “HONK 4 FEMINISM” sign)! Details for upcoming protests below:
WHEN: Saturdays, June 4, 11, & 18* @ 10:00AM – 1:00PM
WHERE: South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center
4611 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
Parking for CPC protests is always available on Forest Hill Dr., the residential street just next to the CPC. It is a short walk along the sidewalk to the protest area next to the bus stop, which is directly in front of South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center.
Have a wonderful rest of the week and we hope to see you at our meeting next Sunday + screening of The Provider!