Date(s) - 03/26/2021 - 03/27/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Choice Words” is a collection of essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Curated by poet Annie Finch and the 4thUArtivists, this collection magnifies the voices of people reclaiming the sole authorship of their abortion experiences. These essays, poems, and prose are a testament to the profound political power of defying shame.
Net proceeds of “Choice Words” will go to support the work of Sakhi and Legal Momentum. Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.
Legal Momentum, formerly known as NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, is the oldest legal advocacy group for women in the United States, and is a multi-issue organization dedicated to advancing women’s rights across the country.
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“The poems, essays, and stories in Choice Words prove that women’s bodies cannot be nationalized.” — Gloria Steinem
“Choice Words is an important contribution to our movement for abortion access. It’s time to read what literary voices have been saying about abortion. As we read their voices and stories, we have more nuanced context as we navigate our own lives.” −Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director, National Network of Abortion Funds
“Silence, as much as anything, is why abortion’s such an easy target in America. Stories save lives. We need women to say, shamelessly, I had an abortion. I’m not sorry. I’m not afraid. This anthology is a valuable contribution to this work.” −Molly Crabapple, author, Drawing Blood