DEFEND WOMEN'S RIGHTS!Fight Back Against the War on WomenThursday, March 7, 2013 6:30 p.m.SUNY Campus Lecture Center 100, NEW PALTZ, NY
ENJAN will be tabling there and I will be tabling for Move To Amend Ulster County. Please show your support.
Dozens of community, labor, feminist, peace, justice, political and college organizations are backing this Mid-Hudson regional commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 7. Rallies are taking place in many U.S. towns, called nationally by Women Organized to Resist and Defend (defendwomensrights.org).
The meeting is an answer to recent conservative attacks on women’s rights, to which we respond: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop the War on Women’s Rights, Defend Reproductive Justice, Full Equality for all Women Workers!
Speakers, singers, poets and videos will express these demands at the rally. There will be plenty of information and ideas to take home and use. The program is in formation — all speakers and endorsers will be posted soon at http://activistnewsletter.blogspot.com/.
The Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter is the organizer. Early endorsers include the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO, United University Professions AFL-CIO (SUNY NP), New Paltz Women in Black, Amnesty International (local branch), Bard College Student Labor Dialogue, Washbourne House (women and children's shelter), Orange County Democratic Women, Ulster County Democratic Women, Sociology Dept. (SUNY NP), Progressive Academic Network (SUNY NP), Environmental Task Force (community/campus), NP Climate Action Coalition, NYPIRG and OXFAM (SUNY NP chapters), Students for a Free Palestine (SUNY NP), Move to Amend of Ulster County, Peace and Social Progress Now, Mid-Hudson ANSWER, Haitian People’s Support Project.
Attention Men: You are encouraged to attend the rally as an act of solidarity with our demands and struggle.