Take Action Resource from the March for Reproductive Health Rights

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Get Involved and Take Action for Reproductive Health Rights

Important Information for the March on Saturday, May 14th

See you on Saturday to march for reproductive health rights and make our collective voices heard!

YWCA Boulder County has joined forces with Cobalt, Women’s Collaborative of Boulder County, Women’s March Bans off Our Bodies and other local partners to bring us together for this critical fight.

Boulder Courthouse on Pearl Street (1325 Pearl St., Boulder)

9:00 a.m. – Gather at the Boulder Courthouse for a short program with speaker

9:45 a.m. – March begins around downtown Boulder

Know Before You Go:

  • BYO (Bring Your Own):
    • Signs – Make your own sign at home to share how you feel! We kindly ask for marchers to AVOID imagery of coat hangers and hand maidens. We don’t want to reinforce the conservative message that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary or harmful. The use of Handmaid’s Tale imagery has produced fragmentation of our message along the lines of race and class and erases the face that Black women, undocumented women, incarcerated women, poor women, and disabled women have always had their reproduction controlled in this country and it is not a dystopic future or past.
      • Please keep things family-friendly.
    • Water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.
    • Face masks are encouraged to keep our community safe and healthy since social distancing may not be possible.

Safety

  •  There may be counter protestors on Saturday. Do not engage with counter protestors. Do not shout back or engage in arguments. Keep in mind that anti-abortion protestors have a long history of trying to provoke pro-choice people into confrontations and violence. Keep the focus on the march’s message and chant louder!
  •  Do not touch people. Ask people to move verbally and avoid any confrontations or those trying to provoke confrontations.
  • If a conflict does arise, please engage a march organizer or Peace Keeper.
  • We love our furry friends, but please leave your dogs at home for the safety and comfort of all.
  • If you bike to the march, please plan to lock it somewhere and not march with your bike.

Volunteer
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help at the march. We are now fully staffed for all volunteer positions.

Get Involved and Take Action for Reproductive Health Rights

Each of us must advocate for the rights of women and pregnant people everywhere!

Upcoming Events: 

  • Saturday, May 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Post-march Sign Waving Vigil, Longmont at 6th and Main.
  • Sunday, May 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Power in the Streets: Action Roles and De-Escalation Training. South Boulder Rec Center Pavilion, 1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305. Nonviolent resistance can potentially be the most powerful way to grow movements, win hearts and minds to our causes and create the changes that we want to see in the world. One of the things that makes nonviolent direct action (NVDA) so accessible is the fact that there is a role for everybody. Join experienced NVDA trainers, Razz Gormley, Devon Reynolds and Carly Olivarez on Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the South Boulder Rec Center Pavilion for a live-action NVDA training, where you will have the opportunity to learn and practice fundamental skills and explore many of the key roles that are critical to an action’s success. Meet fellow activists, get some sunshine, and learn which action roles are right for you and how to safely and effectively take action on the issues that matter most to you.
  • Monday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.Women’s Collaborative Boulder County Meeting

Share how You Plan to TAKE ACTION on Social Media

Inspire others and share how you will continue to TAKE ACTION for reproductive rights on social media. Use the hashtags and tag YWCA Boulder County on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
#BansOffOurBodiesBoulder
#ReproductiveJustice
#BoulderMarch

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For 100 years, YWCA Boulder County has worked to eliminate racism and empower women in Boulder County and has helped women and children of all ages and backgrounds thrive. We provide a variety of vital services such as high-quality, affordable and flexible child care; parent education classes; and racial justice and equity programs including youth empowerment, youth and adult education, and advocacy.

YWCA Boulder County is a federated organization with sister YWCAs across the United States and the world. As an inclusive, secular nonprofit organization, we are publicly funded, not affiliated with any religious group, and welcome people of all genders to participate in our important work.