We want to defend our rights and speak up for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy. We need to ensure that the Supreme Court does not roll back all of our recent progress for justice. We must always show up to fight for … [Read more...] about For Justice: Speak up and show up with us in Maine!
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
How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom? By also defending our freedom and the freedom of all people. Yesterday we lost a legend, but we will teach Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legacy. Yesterday we lost a hero, but we will honor her by being heroic. Yesterday we lost a leader, but we will not lose the momentum. As we mourn we must remember, we are not … [Read more...] about How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom?
Sept 23, 2020| By Kate Handley ||| Today I’m talking with two women who helped me embrace my inner activist both through their example and through the organization that they co-founded, The Womxn Project. We're talking about how activism can be fun, rewarding, and one of the great adventures of your life. … [Read more...] about Activism 101, an Interview with Jocelyn Foye and Jordan Hevenor of The Womxn Project
Providence Journal by Patrick Anderson | September 13 ||| Gun control. Abortion. Nursing homes. Real estate. Rhode Island voters didn’t see any of these words on their primary ballots last week, but indirectly at least, their votes will influence state policy on these hot-button issues and others. The 11 primary wins by progressive-aligned candidates will move the … [Read more...] about Political Scene: Progressive wins will be felt at General Assembly
By Caitlin Howle || August 5, 2020 ||| Art + Activism = artivism. And these artivists are coming from The Womxn Project, a non-profit organization focused on building a feminist, community-based movement to further human rights. Their form of artivism is to display words on businesses around Rhode Island to send a message – one that the community is feeling and one that … [Read more...] about GOOD TROUBLE: The Womxn Project mixes art with activism in their latest installation series
As we regularly talk about making sure womxn’s voices are included in the political system, let us emphasize the power of our vote to decide who is at the tables where decisions are made! The Rhode Island General Election is November 3rd The Womxn Project is a 501(c)4 which means we don't endorse. However there is a lot we will do that relates directly to the election … [Read more...] about TWP & Election 2020
Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office The fact is that having children can make it that much harder to run for office, but it also gives us that push to make the world a better place for our families. Research has also shown that when moms are in office, fair wages and workplace policies get more attention and the needs of families are … [Read more...] about Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office
We have all heard it before – the sexist commentary on women who run for public office. Their outfits and hair are criticized or they are too shy or too loud. They have too many ideas or not enough. The Womxn Project (TWP) is dedicated to shifting conversations and power, so we can make real and lasting change. We are so lucky to work with elected officials around the country … [Read more...] about She Should Smile More Panel Discussion: Electability, Likeability and the Barriers to Electing Womxn
Part of TWP's ongoing efforts to engage our network in the elections and make our voices heard is to bring a series of panel discussions around elections and representation. These panels are just one element in a series of conversations, videos, projections and organizing initiatives to get out the vote because our vote is our voice and our opportunity to advance the values we … [Read more...] about Representation Matters: 2020 Candidates Working to Shift Power and Shake Things Up
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
BREAKING NEWS!!! "An enormous amount of hard, legal work went into this process from the beginning when the RI Senate leadership dropped the ball to recent planning for next steps if SCOTUS voted in favor of the Republican National Committee and the RI State GOP Committee. But they didn't. In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of allowing Rhode … [Read more...] about #AbortionAccess4All and so much more!
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
MOTIF Magazine | June 4, 2020 | Emily Olson. ||| Conversation without action won’t drive change, so The Womxn Project — a local organization always pushing for justice — is taking action and calling on community members to do the same. Last weekend, in partnership with the RI Democratic Women’s Caucus, The Womxn Project projected a series of statements on the State … [Read more...] about TAKE ACTION: The Womxn Project is #SustainingCommunity
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!