August 27th, 5pm- SPEAK OUT! AGAINST THE WAR ON WOMEN! University of Houston Central Underground, Pacific Room
In solidarity with the SPEAK OUT FIGHT BACK rally in Dallas, TX join us as we make our voices heard regarding the war against women!
Panelists Morgan Hopkins, Sarah Slamen, Andrea Platt, Mike Fitzsimmons, and Tawny Tidwell will be discussing the current state of reproductive justice and the moves that have been made to limit women’s choices.
There will be an open mic and Q&A session after the panelists’ presentations.
– The Houston Feminist Movement
– Student Feminist Organization at UH
– Women’s Studies Student Association at UHCL
– International Socialist Organization
– Harris County Green Party
– Lilith Fund
September 4th, 11:30am- General Meeting
The Houston Feminist Movement will now be having our monthly meetings on the first Sunday of the month at 11:30am at Te House of Tea.
Introductions and Recap of Events
Brief Discussion of Committee’s and Committee Sign Up’s
(During this time we will discuss future events/fundraisers and create a tentative schedule.)
Becoming a Non-Profit Organization and Sign Up for Officer Positions (Secretary, Treasurer, Etc)
If you have any other points to add to the agenda, please add them in the comments so I can add them to the print out sheet.
I hope to see everyone there!
(This will be a monthly event, however, the location may change depending on how many we have in attendance.)
September 10th, 7pm- THE LINE @Te House of Tea
The Houston Feminist Movement and Hollaback Houston present a “Pay What You Will” showing of the short documentary “The Line”. Proceeds will benefit The Houston Area Women’s Center.
A one night stand far from home goes terribly wrong. As the filmmaker unravels her experience, she decides to confront her attacker.
Told through a “sex-positive” lens, The Line is a 24 minute documentary about a young woman – the filmmaker- who is raped, but her story isn’t cut and dry. Not a “perfect victim,” the filmmaker confronts her attacker, recording the conversation with a hidden camera. Sex workers, survivors and activists discuss justice, accountability and today’s “rape culture.” The film asks the question: where is the line defining consent? Shown in film festivals around the world, The Line was released in September 2009, and is a top selling film with educational distributor, the Media Education Foundation.
There will be a Q&A session following the film. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions regarding rape culture and feminism. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with some wonderful activists from the Houston area. (There will also be swing dancing afterwards!)