Gender Explosion! Teach-ins All Day This Sunday!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Residence Inn by Marriot – Meeting Room
800 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, Washington

Please join us this January 22nd for a day of learning and discussion to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We will be discussing multiple topics related to blowing apart gender “norms” created by our society which reinforce attacks against gender equality. This includes confronting the dangerous gender binary and the way it marginalizes any person who does not fit neatly within the boxes created for us, as well as the way the transgender community has continued to struggle to gain inclusion.

We will also be addressing specifically the importance of remembering this historic date to reflect on the successes achieved with the Roe v Wade decision as well as to address the current state of the attacks against access to reproductive health here in Seattle, across the country and around the world.


Race, Economics and Reproductive Justice — 11:00 – 12:30

Trans Marginalization — 12:45 – 2:15

The New Fight for Reproductive Rights: Roe v Wade 39 Years Later — 2:45 – 4:15

Gender Binary and Culture Jamming — 4:30 – 6:00

Please join us for one or all of these teach-ins. The format of the event will include a presentation by some members of the 99% who have knowledge about these specific topics followed by an open facilitated discussion where everyone is highly encouraged to share their experiences and opinions. Every single person has experiences unique to them which can help shape the discussion and the realizations that people will hopefully take away with them following this so…we need you here.

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One Response to Gender Explosion! Teach-ins All Day This Sunday!

  • REPUBLIC says:

    With Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the right to legislate abortion restrictions during a woman’s second trimester. Many states enacted laws that make it more difficult to terminate a pregnancy. Among them, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Georgia require physicians to tell women that 20-week-old fetuses can feel pain during the procedure unless they are anesthetized.

    Then the High Court made a key admission:

    “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”

    The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer:

    “. . . nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”

    Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says:

    “Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”