Anit-Abortion Counter Protest Led By Lady Parts Justice League

Written by | January 16, 2019 7:16 am | one response

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Lady Parts Justice League
in partnership with
WIN DC & ReproAction
Counter-Protests March for Life’s Anti-Abortion Rally with Public Demonstrations to Honor Roe v. Wade
&
hosts
“Anger Is Beautiful– How to Stay Angry”
A Screening & Panel to
Raise Awareness About the History of Organizing in Feminist & Reproductive Rights Movements
at
Various Locations in Washington, D.C.

 Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show, heads to Washington, D.C. with her groundbreaking reproductive rights organization Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL), to take on March For Life demonstrators face-to-face at their annual anti-abortion rally, the largest in the United States. As hundreds of thousands gather in D.C. the weekend of January 18-20th, not only for March For Life, but also for the National Women’s March and for the Indigenous Peoples March, LPJL in partnership with WIN DC & ReproAction along with the Feminist Majority Foundation and Advocates for Youth, will unite to rally for reproductive rights and abortion access on the steps of the United States Supreme Court.

Along with flash mob inspired civil disobedience actions in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and in resistance to the hypocrisy of the antis, LPJL will stage their counter-protest against March For Life on Friday, January 18th at 12 noon on the steps of the United States Supreme Court. LPJL founder, Lizz Winstead, states:

“It’s important to counter these so-called “pro-lifers” and challenge them in person and outloud on their viewpoints.” She continues, “With the erosion of reproductive rights fueling the anti-abortion movement in ways I haven’t seen in my life, I need to do something more than just march this year so coming to DC to strategize, sign-up volunteers, and rally, feels like the perfect way to fight back.”

With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, abortion access on the line, and the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22nd, LPJL, along with their coalition of reproductive rights organizations and individual volunteers, feels now more than ever, that it’s time to literallystand-up and face anti-abortionists eye-to-eye to let them and the country know that they will be silent around the erosion of reproductive freedom in the United States.

Understanding that counter-protesting and rallying is just one form of resistance, and valuing the importance of discussing strategy and goals, Lady Parts Justice League in partnership with Eaton Workshop will host “Anger Is Beautiful– How to Stay Angry,”–a screening and talkback of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” on Friday, January 18th at Eaton Workshop.  “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a documentary about some of the women who spearheaded the second wave feminist movement. Following the screening, there will be a conversation with LPJL founder Lizz Winstead, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” director/ producer Mary Dore, Jane Collective founder Heather Booth, and National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director and reproductive justice leader Kierra Johnson to reflect on the feminist movement and how civil rights and abortion rights activists who have helped to lead and anchor the movement. Focusing on the importance of intersectionality, passion, and activism, the panelists will discuss ways in which to maintain a robust and badass Women’s Movement.

DATE & TIME:
Fri., January 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

VENUE:
Eaton Workshop – Cinema Room
1201 K Street NW
Washington, DC

TICKETS:
$10 Suggested Donation
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anger-is-beautifulhow-to-stay-angry-tickets-54605838533

ABOUT LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE
Founded in 2015 by Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead, Lady Parts Justice League infuses humor to talk about reproductive rights while also dropping some knowledge and activism around reproductive rights and abortion into our pop culture and social lives, inspiring folks who have not been active in the feminist and reproductive rights movements to get on board. A rapid response creative production team made up of comedians, writers, and activists, The League is on call 24/7 producing videos, artistic memes and creating national actions that respond instantly to the breaking news surrounding reproductive rights issues.

Part of LPJL’s mission is to support and raise awareness about independent abortion providers who bear the brunt of anti-abortion legislation and harassment. Several times a year, the League goes on the road to perform comedy shows in a USO format bringing entertainment and love to these clinics and their communities. They also provide elbow grease at the clinics themselves, including anything from bringing lunch to building a fence to planting bushes to block protesters. Understanding that reproductive rights issues vary by race, class, and gender identity, Lady Parts Justice League is committed to diversity by creating content that fosters a multicultural, inclusive experience within the reproductive rights movement.

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