HUDSON VALLEY RESIDENTS:
Weather Advisory for SUNY New Paltz Rally for Women’s Rights Tomorrow: Only one to two inches of light snow and snow showers are anticipated in our region Thursday, March 7. THE RALLY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IS ON!
If the unexpected occurs and a big storm threatens, the snow date is Friday, March 8, same time, same place. But we repeat, THE RALLY IS ON! (If there is any change it will be listed at http://activistnewsletter.blogspot.com.)
The event starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. but leave extra time for travel and parking if you’re coming from other regions. There are plenty of parking lots on campus (directions and map link below), but we’re expecting a large number of people in Lecture Center 100 (which seats up to 500), so get there early. Starting around 6 p.m. there will be a half-hour pre-rally program of relevant videos and recorded vintage Songs of the Suffragists. Here are the speakers for the rally itself:
GWEN WRIGHT, Executive Director of the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. RICKIE SOLINGER, Historian and writer of four books about reproductive justice. BETH SOTO, Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation. CECILIA TKACZYK, N.Y. State Senator. DONNA GOODMAN, SUNY-NP UUP union delegate, and an editor of Activist Newsletter. CARLING DEVIN, sexual assault counselor. KERBIE JOSEPH, WORD activist. BARBARA UPTON, Women In Black, New Paltz. THE SEXY PITCHES, SUNY NP a cappella group. ABIGAIL ROBIN, retired professor. MIRA LIANE BOWIN, poet.
The meeting is an answer to recent conservative attacks on women’s rights and about the need to extend those rights. Our demands: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop the War on Women’s Rights, Defend Reproductive Justice, Full Equality for all Women Workers!
Organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter. Endorsed by: New York Civil Liberties Union, Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO), Upper Hudson Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO), SEIU Local 200 United, United University Professions (AFL-CIO, SUNY NP chapter), Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW-AFL-CIO), Onteora Teachers Assn., American Association of University Women (Kingston), New Paltz Women in Black, Amnesty International (Mid-Hudson), Bard College Student Labor Dialogue, Washbourne House (women and children's shelter), Orange County Democratic Women, Ulster County Democratic Women, Sociology Dept. (SUNY NP), Progressive Academic Network (SUNY NP), Environmental Task Force (community/campus), NP Climate Action Coalition, NYPIRG and OXFAM (SUNY NP chapters), Students for Justice in Palestine (SUNY NP), Move to Amend of Ulster County, Peace and Social Progress Now, Mid-Hudson ANSWER, Haitian People’s Support Project, Middle East Crisis Response, Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD), Hudson Valley Progressives, Women Against War, WESPAC, Orange County Democratic Alliance, MoveOn Council (Ulster County), Queer Action Coalition (SUNY NP), Real Majority Project, Party for Socialism and Liberation, La Voz magazine (Bard), Occupy New Paltz, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (SUNY NP), Orange County Peace Coalition, Voice for Choice (SUNY NP), Woodstock Women in Black, R.I.P.P.D., Beacon Sloop Club, Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (Vassar), Planned Parenthood (M-H Valley), Safe Homes of Orange County, YWCA (Orange County), Rape Crisis, Dutchess Greens, Dutchess Peace, End the New Jim Crow Action Committee, Take Back the Night SUNY (NP). Hudson River Playback Theatre.
Information, firstname.lastname@example.org, (845) 255-5779. Campus map: http://www.newpaltz.edu/map/. Campus directions: http://www.newpaltz.edu/about/directions_text.html.