Women's rights

Happy Women's Rights Day

Women’s Rights Day commemorates the date that women in the United States finally won the right to vote on August 26, 1920. However, it took the Civil Rights movement for Black women to get access to the ballot box in 1965. These were important battles led by brave, audacious and radical grassroots organizers. But these […]

Human Rights Justice Labor

8/24 panel: Farmworker women battle for workers' Rights & dignity

Celebrate Women’s Rights Day 2013     Farmworker Women Battle for Workers’ Rights and Dignity Speakers Angelica Villa farmworker leader from Lynden, activist with Community to Community, and advocate for women fieldworkers battling sexual harassment Sandy Restrepo immigrant rights activist and attorney with the community-based Colectiva Legal del Pueblo; proud daughter of immigrant parents. Marcelina […]

Activism Courts Justice Politics Women's rights

Join the local fight to free Marissa Alexander

The terrible injustice of the not-guilty verdict for Trayvon Martin’s killer has brought Marissa Alexander’s racist and sexist treatment by Florida courts to center-stage of U.S. and world attention. It is infuriating to think how a white man used Stand Your Ground to avoid any penalties for killing a Black teenager, while a Black woman […]

Anarchism Politics Social Safety Net Women's rights

Mother's Day Parade – Act Now for Women and Kid

Saturday, May 11, gather at 1:30pm, parade begins 2pm Mother’s Day Parade – Act Now for Women and Kids Stevens Place Park, Beacon Hill, Seattle (Intersection of Beacon Ave. S. and 17th Ave. S.) All-ages fun with a message! Strollers, tricycles, banners, signs and festive attire encouraged. Honor moms and highlight the need for: ·        […]

Activism Education Justice Social Safety Net Washington State Politics

Help organize a Mothers Day Parade: Act Now for Women & Kids

Stand up for publicly funded childcare NOW! Help build for a Mothers’ Day Parade to demand action for women and kids. Issues include: comprehensive state-funded childcare; justice for Marissa Alexander, an African American mother serving 20 years for self-defense against an abusive spouse; an end to immigration policies that tear families apart; and increasing funds […]

Activism Social Safety Net Women's rights

Build a movement for publicly funded childcare!

Sisters Organize for Survival meeting Your thoughts and energy are needed in the campaign to win free, quality childcare for working and poor families. The lack of affordable options pushes women out of the workforce and puts a huge strain on families. Help organize a Mothers’ Day Parade to demand state-funded childcare, justice for Marissa […]

Activism Justice

2/7 Black History film – 2/9 Mobilize for Childcare, in Seattle

Thursday, February 7, 6:30pm Black History Month film “Every Mother’s Son” This gripping documentary follows three mothers in New York City who became activists after their sons were murdered by police. The 60-minute film showcases the mothers — Puerto Rican, West African, and Jewish — as they come together to seek justice. West Seattle Branch […]

Activism

Ring in the New Year with Northwest rabble-rousers!

Monday, December 31, 8:30pm A Rebellious New Years Eve Celebration: Sweep the Globe Clean in 2013! Make the scene at the red-hot spot for activist movers and shakers!·         Sumptuous Northern Italian Feast (menu below) ·         Dancing ·         A Riotous Year-in-Review ·         Party favors ·         No-host bar with cocktails and champagne New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier […]

Economic Justice Protests Social Safety Net

Send a NO CUTS message to WA Senate Ways & Means

The Washington state legislature is still engrossed in a special Session.  The House passed a budget yesterday that avoided major cuts to education, but kept the new proposed accounting system for sales-tax receipts collected on behalf of cities, counties and other local governments. This keeps sales tax money in state’s general fund longer for other spending […]

Activism Washington State Politics

Sisters Organize for Survival meeting and call for action on state budget

Sisters Organize for Survival meeting: Where will the state budget axe fall? How long will the extended session of the Washington State Legislature remain at an impasse over the budget? There is hue and cry over Republican machinations and the defection of three Democrats to support the Senate Republican budget. But what does the Democratic budget […]