The Womxn Project shares the confusion and outrage that many have expressed about the recent decision by Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island to refuse to endorse Jennifer Rourke, a remarkably strong woman of color who has been a true reproductive rights, health, and justice champion and thusly deserves the endorsement honor. Jennifer was PPVRI endorsed in a previous election … [Read more...] about Budgets should put health before politics
(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
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!
Yesterday marked one year since the momentous passage and signing of the Reproductive Privacy Act, the Rhode Island law affirming that in our state we protect the right to abortion and ensure people get to make their own decisions about their bodies, their families and their futures. Out of respect for Juneteenth, we chose to celebrate this victory a day later. Part of being … [Read more...] about The Reproductive Privacy Act: Celebrating and Moving On
People across the globe and right here in the Ocean State continue to speak out and to march to push for an end to racism. In the past week, we saw HUGE events in Providence, Newport, SK and several other places in the region. People are rising up and we need to keep doing so in all the ways we can. The Womxn Project board member, Tammy Brown has a VERY powerful video as part … [Read more...] about Shining a Light on Injustice – DO YOU WANT IN?
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!
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
The Womxn Project is committed to creating opportunities for us all to heal and thrive and grow as individuals and communities. We are always looking for creative ways to have new and different conversations. Our latest initiative is definition part of that commitment. YOU ARE INVITED to watch recordings from “TWP Table Talk: Liberating Pleasure” We spend a lot of … [Read more...] about #LiberatingPleasure, the new Womxn Project series
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
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.
ou have probably gotten a postcard or mailer about the Census and know many people just end up putting it in the recycling bin. But did you know that the Census determines how political power and money from the federal government is distributed in our communities? From the money that goes to safe highways and affordable housing to critical education and health care programs, … [Read more...] about National Census Day Virtual Town Hall
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
#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 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.