AFSCME DC 47 - 1606 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Auditorium
The recent public displays of the bigotry and racism that we all know exist in our communities is extremely disturbing. All this HATE has awakened a new wave of activists who have risen up with us to stand and resist with love and solidarity. CLUW members are determined to hold elected officials accountable for their actions and statements in response to the hatred and violence, and we will continue as feminists, unionists and civil and human rights activists to march, stand up, speak out and resist with all our power against the forces of evil that seek to divide our country and marginalize people of color, religious and sexual minorities, and all other oppressed people.
In honor of Heather Heyer and those injured in Charlottesville Va., who were protesting bigotry, racism and hate, the speakers and discussion at this event will focus on non-violent ways to stand up to the white supremacists, anti-Semites, and all hatemongers. Please join Philly CLUW, Sheila E. Armstrong, Community Organizer – POWER and Erika Almiron Niz, Executive Director, Juntos and help us formulate strategies of resistance, power and hope.
Women Against Abuse is the only union-staffed shelter in Philadelphia; they are represent by UAW. The shelter only accepts women and children in crisis.
Due to space limitations, only these items can be accepted by the agency – all items must be NEW! Financial donations are especially needed as public funding continues to drop. Please consider running a donation drive at your union or workplace.
Muslim garb for women: Hijab (head covering), Niqab (face covering), Abaya (over-garment); Cloth Tote Bags; Women’s Clothing: Sweat & Yoga Pants, Bras & Underwear (all sizes); Gift cards (No Wal-Mart!); Diapers (all sizes), Pull-ups, Wipes, Formula; Pacifiers; Toddlers Clothing for ages 1-8; Baby Carriers (front pouch kind, for hands-free baby transport); Toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.); Tampons, Pads; Water Bottles; Hand Lotion; Nail Polish; Note Books, Blank Sketch Books (no lines), USB Drives, Portfolios, Blank Cards for Thank You Notes, Journals, Stress Balls.
Checks should be made payable to Women Against Abuse, and mailed to Philly CLUW, 22 S. 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or brought to the event. Please ask your Union to donate too! If you would like to donate but cannot come to the event, you may bring your items, prior to the event, to the same address.
Refreshments will be served. 50/50 Raffle. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, call or e-mail Laura Wentz, President of Philly CLUW, 215-588-5026, firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website www.PhillyCLUW.org for updates on this and other events