It’s quite impossible to sum up the last two days. But let’s try! To begin with, the Woman Project is endlessly grateful to the Center for Reproductive Rights for their tireless work on behalf of reproductive freedom. It was an education, and one that will continue, to spend time with our counterparts from around the country. What a wealth of leadership and … [Read more...] about Washington DC, It’s a Wrap!
At the The Womxn Project (TWP) we understand this: Art is powerful. Art is uniquely human, communicating human experience, thoughts and ideas.Throughout the history of art, artists have entered into the realm of activism by creating artwork that addresses political, cultural and social issues relevant to their time and place.
Lewis Hine’s photographs were the catalyst for ending child labor practices in the United States, the AIDS quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic helping to move the conversation about AIDS from the margins to the mainstream, street graffiti helped to spur on the Arab spring, The Guerilla Girls bring attention to sexism in the artworld. Art has been and continues to be a powerful means for communicating political and social dissent to people from diverse backgrounds and making real change happen.
TWP employs the deliberate partnering of art and activism to bring about political or social change. We call it artivism: art + activism. Our goal is to use artvism to create a society where no human being is denied their fundamental reproductive rights.
Below is our growing history of art actions and events with images and descriptions.
TWP is committed to pushing the topic of Organ Equity to the forefront of legislation in the Rhode Island's State House. With 63% of state residents speaking to their support and interest in seeing this legislation voted on and passed, we will keep reminding the House Speaker Nicolas Mattiello that this topic is not going away. Now we have outside state support … [Read more...] about When 63% of RI Residents Want Abortion Rights in the State
The Woman Project is taking our advocacy to protect Roe v. Wade to Washington, DC and we are bringing all the quilt signers with us. Petition 2.0 will meet some of our federal elected officials and get acquainted with our allies. As part of this trip we are going to put the quilt on display. Where will the quilt be displayed? Location: The Supreme Court 1 First Street … [Read more...] about The Reproductive Health Care Act Community Petition Quilt is going to Washington DC
The #OrganEquityNow campaign has been growing and we are excited to see it in all the different places it is making an impact. Here are some of the places the #OrganEquityNow has traveled: Our advocacy training trip in Washington DC with more organizations from around the United States (bottom right, Nancy Northup, CEO of Center for Reproductive … [Read more...] about The #OrganEquityNow Campaign is Growing…
The Woman Project was happy to join RI NOW (RI National Organization for Women), Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island, Indivisible RI, The Women's Fund of Rhode Island, and the RIDP Women's Caucus for a great meeting with Governor Raimondo regarding the future of Reproductive Freedom in Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo stood up for the reproductive freedom by publicly … [Read more...] about Governor Raimondo signs a RHCA Petition 2.0 quilt square
Founded after the 2016 election, The Woman Project uses art to connect activists across Rhode Island. “The election was a wake-up call that we need to be more involved,” says co-founder Jordan Hevenor. “We thought that if we used art and activism, we would be able to engage more people.” Now in its second official year, the entirely volunteer-based group has meetings twice a … [Read more...] about Stitching to the State House: After bringing it to the state capitol, The Woman Project is taking its Petition 2.0 Quilt Project on the road
"We showed up for something we cared about, for each other, for ourselves, for women we knew and for women we would never personally know.” - Wendy Davis Senator Davis is best known for leading a Filibuster of legislation that would severely restrict abortion access in Texas. She started speaking at 11:18 am on June 25, 2013 and was forced to stop nearly 11 hours … [Read more...] about Senator Wendy Davis, West Warwick Native, Meets the Petition 2.0
The Reproductive Health Care Act will impact so many people from all walks of life in Rhode Island. On March 28 in the Library at the Rhode Island State House, 15 actors and 20 volunteers came together to for Organ Equity Day #2. Using the 'People's House' as their stage, The Woman Project (TWP) collaborators, volunteers, and actors represented the voices of so many Rhode … [Read more...] about Organ Equity Day #2: Codify, a performance + The Community ‘Petition 2.0’ Quilt
The World Rightsize Up by Kate O’Kula, Bissel Cove, May 12, 2017. For the Women’s Project Rally, State House, Providence, RI, May 13, 2017 In my head are images of the day we took the streets in Washington, New York, Chicago. Took a tundra in Antarctica standing together then as we do here today in front of this state house, in Providence, Rhode … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Poem by Kate O’Kula for 2017 TWP Rally
EXCERPTS FROM THE 1973 ROE V WADE SUPREME COURT DECISION 1) Jane Roe, a single woman who was residing in Dallas County, Texas, instituted this federal action in March 1970 against the District Attorney of the county. She sought a declaratory judgment that the Texas criminal abortion statutes were unconstitutional on their face, and an injunction restraining the defendant … [Read more...] about CODIFY: A Staged Reading for Reproductive Rights
Feb 28, 3:30-5pm Rhode Island State House To begin our identity series, "Organ Equity Days" every 28 days, a small group of supporters showed up at the State House in Rhode Island to remind our elected officials that we are here and urge them to bring a vote to the floor. … [Read more...] about First Organ Equity Day
February, 17, 2018: A collection of The Woman Project attended last Saturday’s evening’s presentation of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at The Odeum Theater in East Greenwich. This was the 20th anniversary year of the production. TWP was invited specifically as one of three honored guests to receive the cast-determined “Vagina Warrior Award” for working with … [Read more...] about The Woman Project gets honored at The Vagina Monologues
Following in the success of Pence receiving receipts of donations from Planned Parenthood when donations were made early in January 2017, The Woman Project is starting it's own similar fundraiser. If anyone, in or out of state, donates $10 to The Woman Project for a week, we will send a uterus valentine in their name to either Speaker Mattiello or Senate President … [Read more...] about Support TWP and Send a Valentine