First Reproductive Justice Walking Tour Steps Off in NYC, June 7, Showing Vitality of Endangered Rights
Live performances, guided walk, landmark sites, followed by a Fair and Roundup. Lower Manhattan.
"As the threats to reproductive rights and health mount across the country, the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour is a reminder of the vitality of reproductive health and social justice throughout history and in our daily lives," said Cindy Cooper, producer.
New York’s first-ever Reproductive Justice Walking Tour steps off on June 7, 2014 at 1 pm in Lower Manhattan to put reproductive justice on the map in our communities, our history and our lives.
Small guided groups will explore Tribeca, Soho and Greenwich Village, visiting landmark sites and current spaces. Along the route, the walking tour will encounter a dozen performers, presenting stories.
“As the threats to reproductive rights and health mount across the country, the Reproductive Justice Walking Tour is a reminder of the vitality of reproductive health and social justice throughout history and in our daily lives,” said Cindy Cooper, producer. Cooper is the executive director of Words of Choice, the tour’s sponsor.
June 7 marks the Anniversary of the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which rejected laws making birth control illegal for the first time.
“Reproductive justice” is a progressive movement drawing together social justice and reproductive rights and health. Reproductive justice addresses economic parity, immigration reform, voting rights, LGBTI equality and anti-racism, as well as reproductive rights and prochoice concerns, all in support of complete human rights for women and girls.
A Reproductive Justice Fair in Greenwich Village follows the walk with more performances, information and interactive events.
Some of the inquiries addressed in the walk:
Do you know where the nation’s largest condom maker got its start?
Remember when Elaine of Seinfeld raced all over town to find ’the sponge’?
Have an idea where Flo Kennedy, fearless African American attorney, worked on the first case to take on NY anti-abortion laws?
Wonder how Emma Goldman demanded birth control, fair wages, relief for poverty, equality and the right to dance?
Considered the difficulties faced by undocumented immigrants needing reproductive healthcare today?
The 90-minute walk ends at Judson Memorial Church, home of the Clergy Consultation Service in the 1960s, for a Reproductive Justice Fair with more performances, a book signing, abortion story-collection, instant poetry, refreshments and live conversations with people around the country working on reproductive justice issues.
The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour and Fair is a project of Words of Choice, a prochoice theater company, which developed it with Lise Brenner, Interactive Tour Consultant; Stacey Linnartz, Artistic Consultant and Director and Emily Gallagher, Tour Guide Consultant; Jessica Carmona, Concept Planner. Nearly 20 performers and half a dozen guides are participating. The Reproductive Justice Walking Tour is supported by the Abortion Conversations Project, The Puffin Foundation, ReproJudson, Women’s eNews, among others.
Fifty percent of the ticket income supports the New York Abortion Access Project.
What: Reproductive Justice Walking Tour
[b]Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Starting Time: 1pm - 1:30pm[/b]
Location: Beginning at Chambers and Hudson, NW corner at 1 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10013 USA
#1 Train to Chambers
Tickets: $8 (discounts srs, students, activists)
The Reproductive Justice Fair follows the Walking Tour at the Assembly Hall, Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson, and may be attended independently. Wheelchair access.)
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- Contact Information
- Cindy Cooper
- Words of Choice
- (1) 212-560-2616
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