See Schedule & Details of Performative Reads The Womxn Project has built this project on a series of documents, research and data shared by scholars, organizations and storytelling. We share our resources with you so you can continue the work and research as well. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Speaker Mattiello on the radio: “I originally … [Read more...] about Projection Series Research & Resources
See Schedule & Details of Performative Reads The Womxn Project has been honored to work with this amazing range of organizations, scholars and artists. Learn more about them all below! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Contributors and Organizations AGONZA is a Latina Activist Artist and Providence native who as a child was in and out … [Read more...] about Projection Series Collaborators & Organizational Partners
Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery in RI Projection and Performative Reading Series Watch live • Contributors & Organizations • Research & Resources August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. On August 26th, 2021, (originally planned for … [Read more...] about Projection Series with Performative Reading
Rhode Island has a political consent problem; our citizens are too often kept in the dark about how our government is run. The Womxn Project Education Fund (TWPEF/TWP) is creating a public education campaign to share the rules, norms, and systems of our state’s political landscape called "RI for All." This information will be directed to the most marginalized of RI’s … [Read more...] about “RI for All” Video Series
Have you heard? RI has a SPECIAL ELECTION tomorrow. Of the seven bond measures on the ballot, Bond #3 resonates most with TWP as we believe it advances reproductive justice. If approved, Bond #3 would provide a $65 million housing and community opportunity bond that will help fund the production and preservation of affordable homes in Rhode Island. Housing advocates … [Read more...] about #BeAVoter & a Leader for Change in Rhode Island!
Amazing news out of Georgia, literally shocked about the terrorist attack at the US Capitol building RIGHT NOW. Clearly we look forward to a government that is more representative and continue the conversation about we want the state and country to look like while investing in the leadership and vision of women of color. So trying to step back from this chaos and reflect, I … [Read more...] about What a year 2020 was! The Womxn Project’s Year in Review
(projection at the law offices of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello) - - - - - - - - - With the recent rallies, we have been speaking out more creatively (and COVID-19 safe) to push to end racism and advance LGBTQ equality in Rhode Island. As you might have seen, we produced videos to push white allies to take action to dismantle white supremacy. Our team has been at numerous … [Read more...] about Defending the right to parent
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!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (Updated since email was delivered, Monday June 1 @ 20:04) Dear Womxn Project friends, We have been horrified to see story after story in recent days about Black people being killed. Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and Tony McDade. We are talking about mothers crying and mourning their children. We are talking about an empty seat at … [Read more...] about Racial justice requires ACTIONS – join us!
In this time of global crisis, we need one another more than ever. In an effort to deepen our connection in these tough times, The Womxn Project has launched the Sustaining Community video series, to share information, resources and support to make sure that even if we cannot be in physical spaces together that we can still build community. We are thrilled to collaborate … [Read more...] about #SustainingCommunity Video Series
This post features thoughts from TWP's own Emily Boucher, a local artivist and teacher. She shares her thoughts below as someone who is navigating #CovidLearning from her perspective as a high school teacher, a social-media junkie, and a bleeding-heart empath watching education happen exclusively online. - - - - - - - - If there's one thing the internet does well in … [Read more...] about We laugh hardest at the jokes that ring truest.
#BePresidential People debate about electability and what it takes to be successful in the board room or on the debate stage. They talk about how to be taken seriously, but of course not be seen as a know-it-all. We should smile more as we walk down the street or less when we are in the office. Womxn are told how to look like a leader, but the fact is that we are already … [Read more...] about #BePresidential They Said, Video Launched
The Womxn Project is incredibly proud of the leadership we provided in the campaign to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, which made sure that no matter what happens at the federal level that here in Rhode Island people can get safe, legal abortion care. We worked hard to protect the right to abortion. Now we need to close the gaps in affordable access to care. We should all … [Read more...] about NEW CAMPAIGN: Ready for a BOLD idea? We are!
By Cori Garland I spent yesterday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House dressed as a handmaid from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. For the uninitiated, Atwood's handmaidens are forced to endure pregnancy that is the product of rape because the theocracy governing the former United States has decided that all fertile women must procreate and must … [Read more...] about Being a Handmaid at the Rhode Island State House
Hey, Womxn Project friends. You may have seen that earlier today the Georgia governor signed House Bill 481, a bill banning aboriton as early as 6 weeks – a time when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Several states are moving bills that are basically outright bans. That is why we are standing in solidarity. All this week we are encouraging folks to help … [Read more...] about Solidarity with the South & actions for access in Rhode Island!