LINKS & RESOURCES

On this page are:
Austin NOW-Specific Forms & Information
Austin Area Organizations that Work for Social Justice
Great Local Independent Media Sources/Stores
Statewide Organizations that Work for Social Justice
Links for Girls and Teens
Links for Women – If you need some help

Austin NOW-Specific Forms & Information

  • Our Issues: NOW’s 6 Tenets – A great overview of the 6 fundamental areas of feminism/human rights that NOW fights for.
  • Austin NOW Pamphlet – Our general informational pamphlet. Feel free to print out & distribute where you see fit!
  • Meeting Agendas – View past & upcoming Austin NOW meeting agendas to get a feel for our meetings and the topics we discuss.
  • Adopt-a-CPC: General Info Flyer – General information about CPCs and details about our Adopt-a-CPC Initiative.
  • Adopt-a-CPC Pledge – This pledge must be signed by a NOW officer and the NOW member applying to “adopt” a CPC. This pledge confirms that the applicant understands NOW rules and guidelines when protesting and agrees to adhere to them. It also certifies that the applicant has received training from a NOW officer.
  • CPC Protest Guide – Tips and information about protesting a CPC. This is given to new applicants to the Adopt-a-CPC Program to assist and guide them in the process of choosing a CPC and spreading awareness of it in their community.

Austin Area Organizations that Work for Social Justice (We know this is incomplete – please drop us a line at info at nowaustin dot org and make suggestions!)

  • 5604 Manor – A community center run by Workers Defense Project, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation
  • Austin Area Urban League – Empowering communities and changing lives with adult education, youth development programs, financial literacy classes, emergency home repair, advocacy, and more.
  • Austin NAACP – Our local chapter of the NAACP is almost 100 years old!
  • Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border) – This group works to provide education in economic literacy and labor and civil rights in the global economy. ATCF also assists displaced and marginalized folks, especially those who are underprivileged to begin with, including youth, women, and immigrants.
  • CODEPINK Austin – CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
  • Fair Food Austin – Works with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to advocate for fair wages and dignified working conditions in the US agricultural industry. They also educate consumers about the human rights abuses farmworkers face and theCampaign for Fair Food.
  • House the Homeless – Provides services to homeless folks, advocates for their rights, and promotes a universal living wage.
  • Lilith Fund – Provides financial assistance to women who need but cannot afford abortions
  • Mamas of Color Rising – A collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas – Our amazing local PP affiliate does so much, from advocacy to community education to providing great low-cost health care.
  • SafePlace – Our nationally recognized local rape crisis and domestic violence organization also does community education and violence prevention.
  • Saheli – For Asian families dealing with domestic violence
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – (TRLA) is a nonprofit agency that specializes in providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self sufficiency, safety, and stability of low income Texans by providing high quality civil legal assistance and related educational services. To be eligible, a client must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines depending on the circumstances of the client.
  • Third Coast Activist Resource Center – The Center’s two main goals are to distribute educational resources and organize community events about U.S. policy around the world, and to strengthen the local activist network that is part of a national and international movement for global justice.
  • Volunteer Legal Services – This nonprofit legal aid organization assists low-income people with civil legal issues (i.e. no criminal or immigration cases) in the form of free legal advice clinics, where you can talk to an attorney about your issue for free, as well as attorney representation for qualified applicants who meet income and case eligibility requirements (125% Federal Poverty Guidelines + simple case matter). VLS also provides assistance for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children who would like to designate a caregiver for their children in case parents are detained and/or deported.
  • Women’s Alliance for Leadership Texas – Women’s Alliance for Leadership is a nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering LGBTQ women in Texas. They are an all-inclusive organization that focuses on career development workshops, scholarship, and recognizing women leaders in our community.
  • Workers Defense Project – This great local labor advocacy group puts a special emphasis on gender equality, requiring equal leadership of men and women in the organization. Solidarity, y’all!

Great Local Independent Media Sources/Stores

  • Austin Indymedia – A grassroots media collective committed to providing an outlet for the circulation of voices and messages that are systematically marginalized by mainstream media. Their site hosts a great community calendar for progressive events!
  • BookWoman – One of the only feminist bookstores in Texas! Not only a great source of feminist books, media, and gifts, BookWoman hosts community events, a book group, and other fun stuff.
  • MonkeyWrench Books – A collectively-run and owned radical bookstore with a wee cafe, meeting space, and a committed staff of volunteers.
  • Resistencia Books – A radical feminist bookstore that focuses on Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Native American resources. They also host community events, meetings, and readings.
Texas Organizations that Work for Social Justice

Links for Girls and Teens

Links for Women – If you need some help

  • Lilith Fund – Provides financial assistance to women who need but cannot afford abortions
  • SafePlace – Our local rape crisis and domestic violence organization
  • Saheli – For Asian families dealing with domestic violence
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Located here in Austin, they are an incredibly helpful resource for anyone needing help with a family violence situation
  • Women’s Advocacy Project – nonprofit legal organization that promotes access to justice for Texas women and children in need

Links for health and other resources