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Sun Feb 5 2012 (Updated 01/27/16)Pro-Choice Rallies Surround 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Sun Feb 5 2012 (Updated 01/27/16)Anti-Choice Walk for Life Marchers Say Media Biased Towards Pro-Choice
For the eighth year, anti-choice Walk for Life demonstrators bussed into San Francisco from across the state marched to protest the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 39 years ago. However, pro-choice activists celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with gatherings in the city's Justin Herman Plaza and in downtown Los Altos. Supporters of the Walk for Life West Coast event bemoaned the lack of news coverage given their march.
Thu Jan 19 2012 (Updated 01/20/12)West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice, Rain or Shine!
Thu Jan 19 2012 (Updated 01/20/12)Pro-Choice Activists to Counter "Walk for Life" with Family-Friendly Event
Women's rights advocates will celebrate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza on the same day that the annual "Walk for Life" calls for its repeal in other parts of the city. On Saturday, January 21st, the Rally for Reproductive Justice will feature music, children's entertainment and speakers from 11 am to 1pm. All activities will take place under large tents so attendees can enjoy the event shielded from forecasted rain showers.
Sun Jun 19 2011 (Updated 06/25/11)CODEPINK Glitterbombs GOP Candidate Pawlenty at AHIP Conference
Sun Jun 19 2011 (Updated 06/25/11)AHIP -- American Health Insurance Plans -- Lobby Group Unwelcomed at Moscone Center
CODEPINK Activists confronted GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on his anti-gay and anti-reproductive rights stance at the annual America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference in San Francisco on June 16th. Showering the GOP presidential candidate with pink glitter and confetti, they shouted, "Where's your courage to stand up for gay and reproductive rights? Welcome to San Francisco, home of gay hero Harvey Milk!" Outside the Moscone center demonstrators rallied for a single payer healthcare system and satirical Billionaires for Wealthcare aped the wealthy who benefit from the insurance industry's huge profits.
Sat Jun 4 2011 (Updated 06/06/11)Feminists Mourn Loss of the Juana Briones House
Sat Jun 4 2011 (Updated 06/06/11)Home of Famous Latina Pioneer Juana Briones Is Being Torn Down
After more than a decade of legal battles, a decision by a final court ruled against the group Friends of Juana Briones House. The oldest house in Palo Alto, named for its famous resident who was a latina pioneer, is being dismantled, piece by piece. Juana Briones healed the sick and cared for the poor. An elementary school and park in Palo Alto both bear her name. Her house, parts of which were built in 1844, is being destroyed by the current property owner.
Tue May 17 2011 (Updated 05/21/11)Slut Pride Worldwide: Santa Cruz SlutWalk
Tue May 17 2011 (Updated 05/21/11)Demonstration in Santa Cruz Against Sexual Assault, For Victims’ Rights
On May 15th, Santa Cruz SlutWalk took the sidewalks to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights, to demand respect for all, and re-appropriate the term slut. The demonstration was one of many around the world sparked by a statement on January 24th from a representative of the Toronto Police to a group of students. The officer shared insight into the police force's view of sexual assault by stating, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."
Wed Mar 16 2011International Women's Day 2011
To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, the Global Women’s Strike held the 2nd Annual Mother's March on March 8th in San Francisco. The Mother's March also takes place in other parts of the state, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, as well as in Haiti, Guyana, India, Peru and the UK. In their call-out for the march, organizers wrote: "Mothers produce/care for the world's people. Most women do caring work: grandmothers, mothers, daughters, partners. Unrecognized, unpaid or low-paid, women care for children, elders, people with disabilities, and each other."
Sat Feb 26 2011 (Updated 02/27/11)Walk for Choice Santa Cruz says "Keep Your Politics Off My Body"
Sat Feb 26 2011 (Updated 02/27/11)Walk for Choice 2011 in Defense of Women, Bodily Autonomy, and Healthcare
On February 26th, more than a hundred people united energetically in Santa Cruz, along with cities across the nation, to demonstrate their disgust with systemic violence against women. At noon, people converged at the Clock Tower before marching down Pacific Avenue to Laurel St. People chanted "Not the Church, Not the State; Women must decide their fate" as they continued up Laurel St. and onto Mission St./Highway 1 where there was a brief occupation of the Mission and Bay intersection.