Category Archives: Feminism

How Many More Buttons ’til Equality?

 

ERA: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

 

                   Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1-3 PM

    Tiguex Park Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Old Town, ABQ

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

Facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay       

Twitter: @NMWEday  

 feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

Carpool from Santa Fe: newmexdana@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

WED Coalition: Feminist Caucus-Humanist Society of NM, Albuquerque Progressive Women, Progress Now NM, UNM Women’s Resource Center, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Freedom from Religion-Abq, Santa Fe NOW, Albuquerque NOW, League of Women Voters of Central NM, W.O.R.D., YWCA, NMRCRC and more.

GLORIA STEINEM in Albuquerque!

Last night four of our SF NOW members were in Albuquerque to celebrate the 40th Anniverssary of The NM Women's Resource Center and The UNM Women's Studies Program.  We were honored to be there for Gloria Steinem to acknowledge those feminists that worked so hard to create these two entities so long ago.  Steinem was her usual graceful, personal self and spoke with intelligence and wit in a very 'sister-like' way.  From her heart. 

Nearly 600 people were in the UNM Ballroom; a great many for dinner – but all of us to be there with Gloria! A truly wonderful and inspiring evening!

Dana Middleton,  Santa Fe NOW (along with Becky Langford, Janiece Jonsin and Connie Bell).

 

 

“A Conversation with Jessica Valenti”

 
The Santa Fe NOW / Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice fundraiser for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund featuring feminist author Jessica Valenti was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended our events.  The afternoon Meet the Author buffet at Jambo Café was completely sold out and the evening event, “A Conversation with Jessica Valenti” at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club was standing room

only!  The Silent Auction was a tremendous success.  We raised a lot of money for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund, raised awareness for Santa Fe NOW and created a forum for future actions against the War on Women in New Mexico.  Here are some pictures from the afternoon and evening events.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW at PRIDE

Saturday, June 25 was a culmination of a week-long celebration of PRIDE in Santa Fe was the PRIDE March and Parade in the historic Railyard Park.

Now Santa Fe members joined in solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to support women's issues and feminism by wearing the name of famous feminists on their back.

"Appearances" were made by Jane Addams, Hillary Clinton, Sharon Mitchell, Alice Waters, and Emma Goldman among other famous feminists.  NOW members are proud that these women "have our backs" in our continued reclamation of women's rights.

 

 

Year of the (Young) Woman

Reposted from The Nation

by Jessica Valenti on May 15, 2012

Komen. Sandra Fluke. Transvaginal. The reason these words are instantly recognizable—the reason the “war on women” is now part of the national conversation—is largely thanks to younger women and online organizing. Behind every recent battle against the onslaught of sexism has been the energy and activism of young people—on blogs, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. And in a long-overdue but welcome change of message, the mainstream feminist movement that once claimed young women didn’t care about feminism is finally catching on. Some are even walking the walk. Read More