California State University East Bay's Alliance for Social Justice held an info table on Friday, January 20th in front of the University Union to raise awareness about the threat on women's reproductive rights and to turn out students to the January 21 Counter march to the “Walk for Life March.” Photos and Report
A protest has been called to "Defend Women's Reproductive Autonomy, Confront the Right-Wing Invasion, and Shut down the Walk for Life." Poster Pro-choice people will meet at 11:00am on Saturday, January 21st, at Pier 7 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco. Press release
One year ago, the Walk for Life brought thousands of people from other cities to spread an anti-choice/anti-reproductive rights message in the streets of San Francisco. Their march was lined with pro-choice protesters, and Walk for Life was also disrupted and rerouted by civil disobedience. Walk for Life plans to bring a huge crowd again this year, and people from the Bay Area plan to rise up and stop the anti-choice march in its tracks. Walk for Life March Route
Pro-choice activists are concerned by the fact that the Walk for Life shrouds itself in feminist rhetoric. They state that event co-sponsors Feminists for Life, in supporting the criminalization of abortion and women's reproductive rights, would actually cause harm to women. Interview with Anita from BACORR
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate says, "This year, we hope to counter (the Walk for Life) with a positive event that will help push our movement forward and allow us to reclaim the moral highground and not amplify the message of our anti-choice visitors." PPGG has called for a candlelight march to be held Saturday evening, January 21st, beginning at 5:00pm in Dolores Park.
Anarchist Action | Bay Area Coalition on Reproductive Rights | Planned Parenthood Golden Gate