Jack & Jill, our annual art, music, and spoken-word show, is coming up this THURSDAY, March 31st from 7-9pm in the Michigan Union’s Pendleton room. We will have lots of great art on display, as well as some amazing performances. Scheduled performances will start around 7:20 and go until 8:30 or so. Afterwards, we’ll have open mic for anybody who’d like to share. We’ll have some goodies at the show, too.
We’ll be featuring art by Gabrielle Pescador, Emma Martin, Caitlin Murphy, Jackie Alson, Anji Reynolds, Andrew Cadotte, Jill Wagner and more. Also expect to see some amazing performances by Annie Sajid, Gahl Liberzon, Spense Feller, Carolyn Racine, The Compulsive Lyres, Lauren Rink, Lauren Jordan, and more!
You can RSVP to the Facebook event page and invite more friends. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163098580409910&index=1.
We hope to see you there!
In response to recent cuts to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, cities all over the country are holding Walks for Choice (http://walkforchoice.tumblr.com/). Get excited, because there will be a walk in Ann Arbor this Saturday, March 26th! Hopefully a lot of people will come out, meet, make connections, and join forces to make change.
At noon, Planned Parenthood’s Truth Tour will be making a stop at Ingalls Mall on the UofM campus. It’s the space in front of Rackham, between the MLB and the Michigan League. Check out the event page on Facebook for more information at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100920576658124&ref=ts.
After the tour stop, probably around 1pm, the Ann Arbor Walk for Choice will take off on its route and serve as a positive and peaceful demonstration to show our representatives that we want them to represent us by advocating for reproductive rights, choice, and funding for Planned Parenthood. See the facebook ’cause’ page for the walk at https://www.facebook.com/WalkForChoiceAnnArbor.
I’ll be at both of these events and I hope to see you all there. Lets join forces and make our voices heard!
Check out the message from Planned Parenthood below:
Come to Washington D.C. with us in April!!!
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan was presented with an amazing opportunity last week. We have the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. via chartered bus at no cost (other than personal food on the trip) to attend the April 7th Planned Parenthood National Lobby Day. It is our opportunity to tell Senator Stabenow and Levin thank YOU for standing up for the rights of women and for being such amazing champions for women’s health care.
Hundreds of Planned Parenthood staff and board (and youth attending the youth summit) will be in Washington for a National Conference and will be heading to Capitol Hill to rally with Congress on Planned Parenthood’s behalf – let’s make it a sea of supporters wearing pink shirts from Michigan on April 7th.
We need to get solid confirmations from at least 45 supporters. If we cannot fill a bus we cannot go. If we can get 90 int erested we can bring two busses! The first round of RSVP’s will be on a first come first served basis. We are targeting campus leaders, Students for Choice, and young professionals throughout Michigan, if you and your group are available, SIGN UP TODAY! Once the first 45 slots get filled we may open up another opportunity for another round of 45, don’t take the chance!
Please copy and paste this link into your web browser http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=100595&view=Detail. If you are signing up multiple people be sure to have their contact info ready for us when we follow up – we will not “hold” seats. RSVP’s are on a first come first served basis.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you miss the “bus” and all 45 slots are spoken for, we will add you to our stand by list (for the second bus).
The bus will be leaving in the evening of April 6th from Grand Rapids, making a stop in Lansing, and then Ann Arbor before heading east to DC. We expect to arrive back in Michigan early Friday morning.
Again, please contact us immedietely if you have any issues or questions regarding the registration process. We will follow up with you with more information and logistics regardind the Planned Parenthood Rally and Lobby Day soon!
I hope everyone’s looking forward to a new school year as much as I am. Be sure to join us for our mass meeting, this Thursday, September 16 at 8pm in the Tap Room in the basement of the Union.
See you there!
Be sure to come to our mass meeting tonight (Monday Sept 14) at 7pm in the Dana Commons (Dana is the building south of the Chem building). Hope to see you there!
Also, as a bonus: the first decision based on the Lilly Ledbetter Act. Yay!
Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to honor the life of Dr. George Tiller. It was touching to see so many familiar, and unfamiliar faces there.
Also, I’m sorry I forgot to advertise it up here myself, but it seems it got mentioned in Feministing with a link to this blog. Thanks!
Don’t forget to come to our film showing on Thursday!