For those of you in Rhode Island and beyond who experienced bad weather, we hope you had a safe snow day yesterday! The General Assembly has returned from their winter break this week so let’s welcome them back, Womxn Project style... with a nod to the beginning of Women's History Month. We have a few special treats in store. As always we try to offer different ways to be … [Read more...] about Postcarding Launch & the “Independent Woman” Living Sculpture
The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. 50 years of precedent and federal protections gone. We can hardly describe what we are feeling right now. We get that you are sad and angry. We are, too. Please, know that courts don’t decide who we are and what we need. We do. We will show up for our community. We will make sure people get the abortions we need. We will keep … [Read more...] about WE FIGHT BACK – Supreme Court overturns Roe, but courts don’t control our futures.
Quick Ask, An Invite and Some Updates Have you sent an email yet to support the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act ? We are hoping you can be there with us at the hearing tomorrow, but no matter what we need you to take 5 minutes TODAY to send a short email in support! Sample Message: “I am a Rhode Island voter writing to say I support the Equality in Abortion Coverage … [Read more...] about RI’s Congressional Delegation’s Response to the Roe Leak
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of reproductive health, rights and justice. She also inspired millions of women of girls (and our male and gender nonconforming accomplices) to dream big and work to make a change! As people debate what should be done around her seat on the Court, we are taking a moment to talk about what it looks like to honor her legacy. Join an incredible … [Read more...] about Honor RBG & help fight for the Court Panel
September 4, 2018 For release any time Tues, September 4 through Tues, September 11, 2018 On Sunday, September 30, hundreds of Rhode Islanders will appear in a full page signature ad in the state’s oldest, major, statewide daily print newspaper. Among the signatories are local clergy, educators, lawmakers, physicians, mothers, and men and women –all voters -- concerned … [Read more...] about PR: Rhode Islanders Send Lawmakers a LOUD Message 9/30/18
The Womxn Project met David Morales at the Senate Judiciary Hearing for the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2018. We followed up with him on where he is in Rhode Island and his continued relationship to the issue of access to reproductive health care for all. 1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself as well as including the kind of work that you do. I am … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: David Morales, Policy Student & Community Activist
Last weekend I was lucky enough to meet Joy Liu, Certified Level 2 Trainer with Financial Gym. I found her presentation inspiring and insightful. It made me realized that most of the financial planning advice I have read, or heard has comes from men. The advice and information Joy gave was different from what I have read other places. It has really stuck with me, so I went … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Joy Liu, Certified Trainer with Financial Gym
The Woman Project had a strong showing at the State House for our rally calling for an emergency session. The reality of this issue is that it is bigger than just RI. The following series of questions were shared with Ashley Gray, State Advocacy Adviser and Agata Pelka, State Legislative Council for the Center for Reproductive Rights. They co-shared answering these … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Agata Pelka & Ashley Gray from The Center for Reproductive Rights Reaches Out to Rhode Island
In less than 36 hours, The Woman Project worked with local community members and allies to bring attention to the disconnect between the people of Rhode Island and the leaders in our State House. In reaction to the news that SC Justice Kennedy will step down on July 31st, the space is open for our 45th president to elect a more conservative SC Justice with the immediate … [Read more...] about 36 Hours and RI showed up. What now?
Ange Strom-Weber, Activist & Teacher Please tell us a little bit about yourself as well as including the kind of work that you do? My name is Ange Strom-Weber and I live in Providence with my girlfriend, who I keep forgetting to call my fiancee! I work at Wheeler School, mostly in administration. I went to Wheeler myself as a high schooler, and I loved it enough to come … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Ange Strom-Weber, Activist & Teacher
At this Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing at the RI State House, this how-to guide will provide information for what you can do in person or online. Download This Page of Material for Print I. The Very Best Way to Support: SHOW UP! Come to the RI State House This Thursday (May 31st) starting with a press conference at 3pm 2. Register yourself as a … [Read more...] about A Short “How to Guide” To Support The RHCA
Ireland passed it, so can we!!! On Friday, an overwhelming majority of Irish citizens voted to legalize abortion. This is a historic moment in time. One of the most Catholic Countries in the world mobilized in support of bodily autonomy for women, countering the Church’s stance which is harmful to women. Here in Rhode Island we have our own battle, slightly different, but … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for RHCA, May 31st
In the Senate Lounge at the Rhode Island State House, allies joined together to celebrate the growing power of the reproductive freedom movement in Rhode Island, and shared the legislative priorities for 2018. Here is the speech Jordan Hevenor gave on behalf of The Woman Project: Conventional wisdom is that the world woke up on November 9, 2016 to find our rights under … [Read more...] about RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom Press Launch & Lobby Day: Jordan Hevenor’s Speech
I am curious about who you are and what kind of work that you do; would you tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States in 2009. I completed a four years college at the State University of Haiti; majoring in Journalism while working as a reporter and anchor on television. I have been involved in activism since I was in middle school through … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Aniece Germain, Assistant Director of Hope and Change for Haiti