Join NAPAWF Chicago NEXT SATURDAY, JULY 14, to #EndTheLies told by crisis pregnancy centers aka fake women's health clinics, which not only use deceit and intimidation to control our bodies, but also target the most vulnerable members of our communities.
At Our Choices Our Voices, our community storytelling event, our beautifully diverse and powerful communities came together—AAPI women and trans/gender-nonconforming folks, queer, adopted, Christian, Muslim, immigrant, refugee, undocumented, disabled, multiracial, multigenerational. We were SEEN, HEARD, and FIERCE. We laughed. We cried. And we felt so, so angry by the injustice done to our bodies. We have the right to culturally competent and medically accurate information. We have the right to make choices on our terms.
We live in a politically ambiguous time, and our bodies, families, and communities are under attack! We're angry and ready to move to collective action!
We are NOT your model minority.
We are FIERCE and LOUD AAPIs.
We're fighting back.
Tuesday, July 10 | 6-8 PM
NAPAWF Chicago Office
We'll be prepping and making posters for the action! Snacks will be provided :')
Saturday, July 14 | 11AM-1PM
NAPAWF Chicago Office
We'll ride the Red Line to downtown and rally in front of a fake women's health center we've identified. Pizza will be provided, courtesy of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.
This action is organized and led by the Chicago Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, the only national, multi-issue membership organization for Asian American Pacific Islander women and trans/gender-nonconforming people in the country. NAPAWF's mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls. Our main program areas include reproductive health & rights, economic justice, and immigrant rights. Visit us at www.NAPAWF.org and sign up as a member today! Planned Parenthood Illinois Action will also be joining us to make our voices heard and take action.
Accessibility: We're meeting at the NAPAWF Chicago Office and then walking toward the Wilson Red Line station. There are escalators, elevators, and stairs at the Wilson station. Unfortunately, the station downtown only has escalators and stairs. All CTA trains have accessible features. We're marching at a slow pace for 0.3 miles from the station downtown to the fake clinic. There will be a risk of sensory overstimulation because of significant noise, including megaphones and yelling, and brightly colored banners
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