Lansing Area NOW and the Peace Education Center’s Women’s Task Force co-sponsored VaVaVoom: Vaginas-Voice-Vote-Victory! at the Gone Wired Cafe in Lansing. Activities included art and political action, as well as an open mic.
The theme was Our Choices: Personal stories about women’s rights, bodies and lives:
Event organizer and MC Melissa Dey Hasbrook explores her personal journey.
Melissa Osborn of the Peace Education Center’s Women’s Task Force, a co-sponsor of the event, talks about the roles that domestic violence and poverty play in the dynamics of women’s rights.
Rachel talks about how important it is for women to maintain the right to make these often-difficult decisions.
Tari shares a piece she wrote in 1984 about why she wanted to send a check written on a maxi pad to pay her taxes to the IRS.
Re talks about how women have to fight to make personal choices on fertility even though they are legal.
Laurie shares a piece she wrote called “Unoccupy My Womb.”