Abortion Clinics Need Your Help Today

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.

http://www.feminist.org/rrights/ncapabout.asp

Save the Date! Art Show Fundraiser!

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Spring Semester Meeting Information

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!

A Call For Artists!

Feminists,
   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 uoflfeministalliance@gmail.com with any questions.

What does the “f” word mean to you?

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?

Bake Sale Wednesday

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 uoflfeministalliance@gmail.com 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

National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

Feminists,

   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 
 
The official announcement has not been posted, but will be at http://www.feminist.org/
 
Thanks,
 
 
Feminist Alliance University of Louisville

Meeting Tomorrow!

Don’t forget about our meeting tomorrow @ 2:30 in Stevenson Hall, Room 322.  We hope to see you there!

House of Ruth Toiletry Drive

 Some students at KENT School of Social Work are organizing a Toiletry Drive to benefit the House of Ruth, there is a drop off box in the WGST department office. Read the e-mail below for more information!

Thanks,

University of Louisville Feminist Alliance

 Hello U of L Community,

We are organizing a toiletry drive to benefit House of Ruth.  House of Ruth is a local nonprofit organization that provides support services to individuals with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis and their families.  House of Ruth offers a wide variety of community based, client centered services ranging from summer camps for children to housing assistance.  According to the House of Ruth website, in 1993, the agency served 8 families; in 2011, the agency served over 700 families. 

House of Ruth is providing invaluable services to community members living with HIV/AIDS, and the need for services is increasing. Our goal is to help House of Ruth meet increasing needs for services by collecting toiletries which will be used by residents of House of Ruth housing units.  We believe that this community based agency needs community support.  Supporting this toiletry drive is a great way to show how much you care about our community and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

For more information please visit: http://www.houseofruth.net/

Please visit this link to find out about volunteer opportunities, including an upcoming House of Ruth Halloween Party: http://www.houseofruth.net/event-calendar/

Toiletry Needs

v  Toothbrush      

v  Ethnic hair products               

v  Kleenex

v  Toothpaste       

v  Feminine hygiene products 

v  Toilet tissue

v  Shampoo        

v  Razors

v  Soap                 

v  Shaving cream/gel

Donation Schedule is as follows:

Dates and Classes

Mondays

Donations will be collected in

Dr. Moore’s class and Dr. Barber’s class

October 21st ,28th, November 4th, and November 11th

Tuesdays

Donations will be collected in Dr. Miller’s class

October 22nd, 29th, and November 2nd, and 9th

Saturdays

Donations will be collected in Dr. Barber’s class

October 26th, November 2nd, and Novemer 9th

v  We will also have donation boxes placed in Stevenson (3rd floor WGST office)Oppenheimer (near entryway/front desk), and the Arts and Sciences Advising (near front desk)

Please feel free to share our attached flyer and forward this e-mail.  Your support means a lot to us! 

Thank you,

Abby Link, Alex Mobley, Lori Hibbs, Treva Camp, and Sarah Slates

If you have any question please feel free to contact us via e-mail

Take Back the Night

Don’t forget to visit our table at Take Back the Night tomorrow!

Tuesday 9/24/13 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. University of Louisville- Belknap Campus at the Red Barn.

This worldwide campaign encourages communities to act towards a world without violence. Activities focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and action towards ending violence in their communities. A CALENDAR is available on the PEACC website…

https://louisville.edu/peacc/