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Hey friends!  Yesterday we hosted a t-shirt decoration/donation party for SWAG’s Clothesline Project.  These are some of the donations we got out of it!! The project “goes live” starting April 1st, so I suggest everyone send in a donation.  Please feel free to message us for more information – or how to get involved in the movement otherwise.  This is certainly a consciousness-raising tactic, and while important, isn’t for everyone.  But it is good ole craftivism at it’s best. It feels good, y’all. *we determined that this does count as self-care* in case anyone was curious haha!!

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Awesome. Stay tuned about more events, including FSU’s hosting of the Peculiar Kind and Victoria Law!

P.S. – Did you know this blog is totes open to the community? That’s what we want.  We are a radical feminist collective, so we do set that as sort of a parameter for your submissions, but outside of that, anything you feel the need to write about, YOU DO IT.  If you aren’t a regular member of our group, please email your submissions to us and we will engage in a consensus process to determine whether it is in line with our politics.  That being said, I would LOVE some poetry or literature – bring your short stories here!!!  uncfsu at gmail dot com

Just so y’all know……
This Wednesday SURJ and FSU will be hosting a screening of the one, the only — Jane: An Abortion Service

If you haven’t heard…….

“JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE, is a fascinating documentary about a secret, women-run abortion service that flourished in the midwest in the late ’60s and early ’70s during a time of illegal, and often deadly abortions. A Sundance Film Festival selection, JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE was produced and directed by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy.

For the first time, the story of JANE is told by those who operated and were served by the collective, most of whom have never spoken publicly about JANE before. “If you needed an abortion, for whatever reason, you took your life into your own hands – and you were terrified, absolutely terrified,” recounts a member of the collective of the late 1960s. “All you knew is that you might die, that this person didn’t know what he was doing and you were going to pay hundreds of dollars…to bleed to death in some hotel room.”Heather Booth, then a student at the University of Chicago involved in civil rights and antiwar movements, found herself sought out by a few young women who were pregnant, scared, and desperate. They had somehow heard that Booth knew of a safe abortionist. Soon others began to call, prompting Booth and several other young feminists to found JANE, an anonymous abortion service that provided counseling and acted as the go-between for pregnant women and doctors willing to perform the procedure.Appalled at the exorbitant procedure fees and upon discovering that their main abortionist wasn’t a licensed physician, the women of JANE learned to perform illegal abortions themselves. Eventually, the underground collective performed over 12,000 safe, affordable abortions. Word of the illegal alternative was spread through word-of-mouth, cryptic advertisements, and even by members of Chicago’s police, clergy, and medical establishment.Little remains to document the organization’s clandestine existence. Most of JANE’s records were destroyed to protect the participants, leaving the women themselves to tell their stories. JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE utilizes in-depth interviews, archival footage, and the few remaining personal effects to bare witness and illuminate this once-hidden refuge.”

WOW. That is some BADASSSHIT.
Check out the FB event if you like: http://www.facebook.com/events/478504915503077/ – I will make this a link later when I’m not already late for something
OH – and did I mention there would be FREE PIZZA?
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