Dear fellow feminists,
I received an e-mail a few days ago containing information that I wanted to share with you concerning state and local government’s ability to help protect patients, doctors, and healthcare workers from harassment, intimiation, and violence by offering buffer zones around abortion clinics. Buffer zones are laws that keep those who protest against abortion further away from the clinic building. These buffer zones can help women feel more safe while they exercise their right to an abortion. Only 35% of the clinics in America have buffer zones and currently in Massachusetts, people are trying to get the law struck down. Organizations such as the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Clinic Access Project are asking for donations. While I know that many of us may not be able to donate money, clinics still need our help and support. Stand with the brave women and healthcare workers who provide critically needed repoductive services! You can access the following link to find out more information and what you can do to help.
This semester we will be meeting on Thursdays @ 12:30 in the conference room 322 of Stevenson Hall on the following dates1/9,1/23,2/6,2/13,2/20,3/6,3/20 & 4/3. Please note that this means we will have a meeting this Thursday. I apologize for the short notice, but we want to get the ball rolling on planning our Art Show Fundraiser and our 3rd Annual Reproductive Health Fair! If you know of any artists who may be interested in renting a table for $10.00 to sell their art work at the event, please have them contact us! It is going to be a busy and exciting semester. Hope to see you Thursday!
Are you an artist? Do you know someone who is? Would you like to help FAUL? In an effort to raise funds for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, Feminist Alliance is looking for art donations
which will be raffled off at a fundraising event in February! All mediums of art are welcome, the pieces do not need to be overtly feminist, as long as the artist is! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Please e-mail email@example.com
with any questions.
We would like to get people more involved in conversations about feminism and feminist topics. Therefore, we will be posting more than just events and meeting minutes. Please feel free to use our blog as a space to discuss and explore feminist thoughts. Many people define feminism in different ways, so what does feminism mean to you?
As our first fundraiser activity we will be having a bake sale. If you are interested in baking and/or volunteering the day of, please respond via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We will also be selling feminist shirts at the table! If you are unable to participate in the bake sale, support us by stopping by and buying a shirt/goodies. We hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday November 20th 11:00A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Where: SAC 1st floor, by the book store
Some FAUL members have shown interest in attending the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in 2014. If you are interested in going, please contact me as soon as possible, so we can get a count. If you decide you would like to go with the group, you will need to be an involved member of FAUL, join us for meetings during the Spring semester, and take part in fundraising activities. This is going to be an exciting event!
What: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
When: Saturday & Sunday March 29th/30th 2014
Where: Washington, DC
Feminist Alliance University of Louisville