Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fri, Jan 21: Feminists for Choice Tweetup


Serena Freewomyn
Feminists for Choice

Bloggers Go from Tweets to the Streets

New York, NY (January 3, 2011) – Feminists for Choice, an online collective of feminist writers, is hosting a "tweetup" on Friday, January 21, 2011 in honor of the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which recognized a woman's right to seek an abortion.

"This could be a challenging year for pro-choice advocates," says Serena Freewomyn, founder of Feminists for Choice.  "We saw a number of attacks on women's health in 2010, and this year isn't likely to be any better, especially since we're going to see a big shift in the new Congress.  We want to motivate people to become active in the pro-choice movement, and we're taking it from the tweets to the streets."

Feminists for Choice will be hosting events in New York City, Dallas, Phoenix and Tucson on January 22nd. The tweetups are being co-sponsored by groups such as Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, and NOW-NYC.  "We have readers across the country," says Freewomyn, "and we want to connect our readers with the pro-choice groups in their city so that people can become active around pro-choice issues locally." 

The New York tweetup will occur at Dove Parlour, located at 228 Thompson Street, from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Local co-sponsor, NOW-NYC, will be there to talk about volunteer opportunities for their on-the-ground clinic defense efforts and how to take action for choice in 2011.  There is no cover charge, but guests will need to purchase their own food and drinks.

About Feminists for Choice:
Feminists for Choice was launched in 2009, right after the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.  Their mission is to educate people about pro-choice issues and motivate readers to become involved in the pro-choice movement.


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