Feminist General Assembly (FemGA) at Occupy National Gathering in Sacramento! Aug. 1st!

Join in! Be one of 51% of the Women at the Occupy National Gathering and participate in the Feminist General Assembly (FemGA) in Sacramento on Friday, August 1 at 6:00pm!

7517462504_c95178d4e3Wouldn’t it be great to have 51% of us fierce and passionate women at the Occupy National Gathering! The Occupy movement will convene in the vicinity of the State Capitol Park for trainings, ceremonies, discussions and movement building, July 30-August 3!

We will be holding the National Occupy Feminist General Assembly on Friday, August 1 at 6pm! We need you! Join the Facebook event page for updates! Twitter: @womenows #FemGA #NatGat2014

Feminist GA was an offering created by the Women Occupying Wall Street (WOWs) in New York! WOW was Women Occupying Wall Street, a caucus of OWS that included women and female-identified people and their allies of any gender.  WOW worked for gender justice and an end to gendered violence both inside and outside Occupy. The Feminist GA goes far beyond OWS. But we understand the vital role of gender justice to Occupy’s vision of an economically just, democratic society that promotes the well being of everyone, not just the 1 Percent. There are lots of definitions of feminism. Some people reject the word altogether. That’s something the GA is grappling with. But we decided to use the word because we believe *feminism*powerfully sums up a worldview: one that rejects the domination of one ngroup by another, be they men, the wealthy, or well-armed nations.

KjgK-9In 2012, we rocked it in Philly! We brought the voices of the 51% of the 99% in a Feminist General Assembly (FemGA). The turnout was amazing with people from all across the country participating and engaging in shared values and meaning of feminism and how it has affected their lives. This gathering was attended by feminists of all genders. (View)

The FemGA resulted in two working groups — action and women’s declaration. On the Fourth of July in 2012, we went into action creating a “Revolution Now” human billboard in front of Independence Hall and singing songs of peace along the July 4th parade route.
Watch the Feminist General Assembly (FemGA) at the Occupy National Gathering in Philly in 2012!

Click here to watch the reading of the women’s declaration from the 2012 Occupy National Gathering in Philly!

****California is experiencing a historic drought with record temperature heat! Wear cool clothing. Bring a parasol, sun hat,  sun glasses, water and sunscreen!

 

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CODEPINK Peace Camp in Sonoma County! August 8-9, 2014

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Join the CODEPINK Peace Camp in Sonoma County!
August 8 – 9, 2014

We invite you to join CODEPINK for a weekend of story telling, skill sharing, camping, singing and barn dancing under the stars at the beautiful and breathtaking Ocean Song in Sonoma County! Register Now! Participants include Alice Walker, Diane Wilson, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Nina Wise, Susan Griffin, Ann Wright, music/ritual by Betsty Rose and special guests. REGISTER NOW!

Dates:

Spend the night or come for a day of activism and creativity. Registration is OPEN!

Friday, August 8th: check-in starting at 2:00pm (women, women-identified only)

Saturday, August 9th: 8:00am and check-out at 7:00pm (all genders welcome on Saturday)

Registration Prices (meals included):

Full weekend: $50.00

Friday: (women, women-identified only): $25.00

Saturday: (all genders welcome): $25.00

Location:

Ocean Song, 19100 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465. Directions.

You can bring your tent, sleep in a barn, meet new friends or create a hiking group! If you would like to make an offering to the pink peace camp email CODEPINK activist camp or call (415) 583-0608.

Workshops/Skill sharing:

  • Writing protest chants
  • How to talk to the media
  • Facilitating a meeting
  • Social media for organizing
  • Strategy, tactic and tools (messaging)
  • Local drone resistance Florida organizing/Peace Ribbon
  • Getting in-depth about Drones
  • Boycott AHAVA
  • Justice for All/Iraq
  • Bringing the Pink to the People’s Climate March in NYC
  • Women Lead to Peace — Reports on Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq
  • Arms are for Hugging
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • Food & Farming For Peace
  • Dance ritual
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Occupy Monsanto!

Support the March Against Monsanto! Organizers are planning marches across the globe. Join a march to call for a permanent boycott of GMOs and other harmful agrochemicals. Ride the bus, train, bike, walk or carpool to the march! Find a march in your area: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

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One Billion Rising! I Heart The Truth!

This year, CODEPINK is joining V-Day in its One Billion Rising For Justice campaign! I Heart The Truth addresses the need to RISE for JUSTICE for incarcerated and exiled whistle-blowers who have exposed the truth. Whether it’s releasing the Iraq war logs or documents on NSA domestic spying, the whistle-blowers seeking corporate and government transparency have endured severe consequences.

CODEPINK will RISE this February 14 to celebrate the courage of imprisoned transgender woman Chelsea Manning! We will also RISE for whistle-blowers Edward Snowden, John Kiriakou and Jeremy Hammond. Will you RISE with us?

See more at: http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=6607#sthash.iziqZ6Yv.dpuf

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Billion Rise LA!

Billion Rise LA!
Friday, February 14, 2014
12:30pm in PST

3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica

Come Rise Up & dance in support of women who are survivors of violence. We will meet at 3rd Street & Arizona Ave at 12:30pm. For more information, click here!

Like the Billion Rise LA FaceBook page  & check out the Facebook event page!

DANCE REHEARSAL – Break the Chain rehearsals – Venice

Sunday, February 9th 3-4pm at the CODEPINK house, 2010 Linden Ave. Venice, CA 90291. The dance rehearsal will be taught by Hannah Blake, professional dancer and philanthropist. Hannah will also lead us in the dance on V-Day.

“ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice -­‐ courts, police stations, government offices, colleges, work places, military courts, places of worship, homes. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously -­‐ through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.”

Find out more about One Billion Rising on V Day’s website http://www.onebillionrising.org/

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