In Conjunction with the WOMEN’S MARCH ON NYC
LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE PRESENTS:
RISE UP 2017
ALL DAY ACTIVIST FAIR and MARCH
+ RISE UP 1973 AFTERPARTY
After we march, we party like it’s 1973!
It’s almost time! In partnership with the NYC Women’s March, LPJ League presents: Rise Up 2017- an all day community activist fair that will provide a space in tandem with the March– for various non-profits and grassroots organizations to share information about their work and connect with people who are looking for opportunities to volunteer and become the change. This free, public event will take place at One UN Hotel located at One United Nations Plaza, 44th Street (Between First and Second Avenue), just footsteps away from the starting point of the March. Rise Up 2017 will begin at 10:00am and conclude at 5:30pm.
At 4pm, Rise Up 2017 will close out the Activist Fair with an exciting and thought provoking panel Where Do We Go From Here and How— a discussion about the ways in which we can sustain and move our respective causes forward. The panel will feature some of the top women leaders at grassroots organizations in NYC. They are: Janai Nelson – Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund; Cidra Sebastien – Associate Executive Director, The Brotherhood/ Sister Sol, and Octavia Lewis – Project Manager/ Family Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Nicole Moore, Director of Communications at Lady Parts Justice League will moderate and Lizz Winstead, Founder of Lady Parts Justice League will provide opening remarks.
Representing a coalition of diverse causes including reproductive rights, criminal justice, LGBTQ rights, climate change, fair wage, and social justice, Rise Up 2017 will help connect motivated individuals with grassroots groups that need their participation and support. Rise Up 2017 also gives the elderly, people who are triggered by huge crowds, differently abled, and those who can’t stay out in the cold for prolonged periods of time an option to participate and engage with the spirit and energy of the March.
At 7pm, the Rise Up 2017 turns into Rise Up 1973, a dance party celebrating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade that will raise funds for LPJL. DJ A-Ball and some surprise guests and DJs will have us taking back our rights and the dance floor. Admission is sliding scale starting at $20, but FREE for those who table during the day.
If you want a group to march with, join Lady Parts Justice League!
We are leading the 2pm gang along with The Hungry March Band, leaving from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 2pm! RSVP on Facebook here.
Sign up and Details here!
MORE ABOUT LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE:
Founded in 2015 by Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead, Lady Parts Justice League infuses humor into reproductive rights spaces while also dropping some knowledge and activism into our pop culture and social lives, inspiring folks who have not been active in the feminist and reproductive rights movements to get on board. A rapid response creative production team made up of comedians, writers, and activists, The League is on call 24/7 producing videos, artistic memes and creating national actions that respond instantly to the breaking news surrounding reproductive rights issues.
Part of LPJL’s mission is to support and raise awareness about independent abortion providers who bear the brunt of anti-abortion legislation and harassment. Several times a year, the League goes on the road to perform comedy shows in a USO format bringing entertainment and love to these clinics and their communities. They also provide elbow grease at the clinics themselves, including anything from bringing lunch to building a fence to planting bushes to block protesters. Understanding that reproductive rights issues vary by race, class, and gender identity, Lady Parts Justice League is committed to diversity by creating content that fosters a multicultural, inclusive experience within the reproductive rights movement.