UPRISE RI, September 22, 2020 | Steve Alquist ||| Around eighty people gathered in the courtyard of the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Saturday evening to pay tribute to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and to call upon our elected leaders to do everything in their power to prevent the confirmation of President Donald Trump‘s nominee until after the … [Read more...] about Vigil and projection for Justice Ginsberg at RI Supreme Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 12, 2020 Diverse Coalition Releases Priorities for an Incoming Administration Advocates provide a blueprint for a bold, intersectional, proactive policy agenda. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on the release of a roadmap for an incoming administration’s first days to make a real commitment … [Read more...] about PR: Diverse Coalition Releases Priorities for an Incoming Administration
Tammy Brown is an actor, director, educator, and activist born and raised in Rhode Island. She is one of the Associate Artistic Directors at The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield, and is a Board Member with The Womxn Project. … [Read more...] about RI’s People History Museum: Interview with Tammy Brown
The global pandemic did not create disparities in access to health care or barriers to abortion, but it certainly has made it much, much worse. The fact is the people who have the least tend to hurt the most in challenging times. We need to step up and be there for our communities! We continue to see a disproportionate burden of job loss, economic struggles and health … [Read more...] about Tackling inequities TOGETHER!
The Womxn Project was honored to work with Common Cause RI and other partners to push for introduction of the Safe and Healthy Voting in 2020 Act. We were disappointed the bill was not introduced, but we are happy to see that many of the concepts in that legislation have been incorporated into other policies, which may be considered as early as TODAY, July 16th. TAKE … [Read more...] about If we can’t vote safe, we are silenced. TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Did you see that the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling striking down a set of restrictions in Louisiana interfering with access to abortion? This decision has huge implications. The highest court in the land made it clear today that lawmakers should not be pushing medically unnecessary limits on abortion just to make care harder to get and create an undue … [Read more...] about SCOTUS WIN, Let’s keep it up!
Earlier today, The Womxn Project responded to comments by House Speaker Mattiello saying he doesn’t know what white privilege is, doesn’t think it is real and questioning how much racism exists in Rhode Island. Click here to read our statement. While he said this awhile back, the fact is that the culture of our General Assembly and the very real racial inequities that … [Read more...] about Racism is a problem in RI – let’s do something about it!
Advocates respond to statements by House Speaker Mattiello on white privilege and urge lawmakers to do their work, own their privilege and work to address inequities. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2020 (South Kingstown, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project: As the saying goes, “...if you think white privilege doesn't exist, then congratulations, you are benefiting from … [Read more...] about PR: The Rhode Island Speaker of the House Needs to Address Racism in Rhode Island
The Womxn Project is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island focused on building a strong, feminist, community-based movement to further human rights of Rhode Islanders by using art and activism to advance education and social change. The Womxn Project stirs social awareness and invites political action to inclusively further womxn's rights through creative advocacy campaigns … [Read more...] about The Womxn Project’s records in the Pembroke Center for Women and Non-binary Folks
The Womxn Project is pleased to join activists and partners around the country in a week of action leading up to “Free the Pill Day” on Saturday, May 9th. It has been 60 years since the day the FDA first approved the birth control pill. We need to talk about the barriers people are facing and make it clear that there is widespread support for moving the pill over the … [Read more...] about Get rid of the barriers to care we need! #FreeThePill
In an effort to help our friends in Rhode Island navigate some important issues during this time, we have prepared a quick guide showing how to get support from various government agencies as well as some general information in case you have not been able to locate something. Please let The Womxn Project know if you need other kinds of help and we will do our best to find the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Support Information
Monday, March 16, 2020 || GoLocalProv News Team |||| The Womxn Project has announced the launch of a new art and activism piece on the need to get rid of obstacles to womxn’s leadership. The title of the video project is #BePresidential. … [Read more...] about Womxn Launches New Video Project Calling Out Barriers on Leadership
The 2020 Census goes live TODAY, the 12th. It has huge ramifications for our state and our communities. PLEASE, take a moment to go online to fill it out. It can make a huge difference. Click HERE now. And then share with friends and family. Also, Secretary of State, Nellie M. Gorbea is holding a live conversation (which will be archived) that answers many people's … [Read more...] about We need you to be counted in the 2020 Census!
The Womxn Project was proud to join thousands of activists from across the country on Wednesday in front of the United States Supreme Court for a demonstration as part of the oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, a critical case concerning abortion access. It was a truly amazing day. We were proud to show up 50 strong to make it clear that in Rhode Island we … [Read more...] about Our rights. Our decisions. Our movement.
We have worked hard to build community with you. In this tough time, please know we are still here. We are continuing to share updates, resources and calls to action on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are also working to create moments that we can continue to engage and connect while we stay home and stay safe. We will get through this together. Sending love to you … [Read more...] about Building community while staying home and staying safe