At this public community dinner, Houston Women’s March invites all interested to an evening of conversation and connection as we take stock of the vision for change achieved at the 1977 National Women’s Conference and the new concerns of 2017. Original planks will be considered during a national crowdsourcing event held simultaneous to this gathering. The Houston community dinner will especially honor former participants in town for University of Houston’s two-day commemorative conference. To participate in Houston’s onsite community dinner, click here.
You've heard the saying "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu...."
For too long, women have been on the menu, as others have written and passed legislation with far-reaching effects on our lives. It's time to reclaim our seats at the table, and starting writing and passing the legislation that will change the future for the better.
In 1977, the duly elected participants for the one and only national convening of women delegates (held in Houston, Texas) created 26 legislative planks - 25 of which concerned issues ranging from domestic violence to equal pay to gender identity.
Do you think we've made progress on these 25 issues? Take the survey here and tell us what you believe should be our priorities going forward.
Then sign up to join us Sunday, November 5th in Houston and take your seat at the table with women from around the country who will help decide the legislation women across our nation will begin to prioritize and push for inclusion in states and in the US Congress.
Come to the table. Work on issues with us. VOTE. This is how we change the world, together.
It's time for #MeToo voices to be heard. It's time for us to gather and give voice to the injustices of sexual harassment, abuse and violence. Meet us at 10:00 am at Sesquicentennial Park to create space for our selves, our friends and loved ones to be heard. For some of us, we simply need to take personal action. Others of us will want to look at systemic change and systemic actions.
Houston Women March is honored to join with Indivisible, Houston Rising, Black Lives Matter, Pant Suit Republic, Houston Handmaids, and other groups to create a sacred space where truth is told and light illuminates what others prefer to leave in darkness.
This gathering builds on the observance of 1977, and continues to honors the girls and women who carried torches in a relay from Seneca Falls, NY, to Houston, Texas, 40 years ago. The original invitation to join us is below:
Wish you could have carried a torch through the streets of Houston in 1977 with Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem? Here's the next best thing: Join the Sisters of 77 for a one-mile walk and rally back to where it all started, Sesquicentennial Park in Houston, Texas.
Wear an amazing giant hat in memory of Bella. Wear your boots for Barbara Jordan. Carry a rainbow torch for all our LGBTQIA sisters and brothers who have stepped out since these amazing ladies stepped up in 1977 to speak up for all of us.
As the event grows closer, we'll update you with meeting times and other details. Due to Houston's continued recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the City asks that we conduct this march under 1st Amendment Free Speech rules -- that means our route will be determined by city leaders. We'll keep you updated on where to meet, what to bring (or not bring), all the details.
Houston is a food mecca. Houston Women’s March has teamed up with area restaurants where women are leaders in and outside the kitchen to feature special commemorative tasting menus. Click here for area participants.
Houston has one of the hottest food scenes in America, and women have always led the way. Whether "Mama Ninfa" (pictured above, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle) who cultivated Houston's original "Tex-Mex" taste buds, to the female chefs and restauranteurs today who bring us Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, and even (gasp!) Californian cuisine.
RSVP on this page for our "Dine-Around Town" with some of Houston's most interesting female chefs, and we'll respond with a list of restaurants catering to the Sisters of 77 and their companions this Saturday night. Good food, good fun, and a good cause - let's celebrate women who are changing the food landscape in Houston!
Houston welcomes the "Sisters of 77" commemorating the 1977 National Women's Conference. We know you aren't simply interested in examining or discussing the past, you're highly motivated to take action now to make the future better. In collaboration with the University of Houston School of Public History, the Houston Women's March is coordinating two ways you can be of service this weekend in key areas:
- Health care and health insurance
To learn more and RSVP, click here.
HISD Woman Candidate Blockwalk
Would you like to help “get out the vote” for a female candidate in the nonpartisan HISD election? Join us for a block walk for Anne Sung of District 7. We will meet by 9:30 a.m. at HCPD headquarters (1445 N Loop W.Suite 110) and will be given instructions and a specific area to cover. Experienced people will be partnered with first-timers. We will block walk neighborhoods in District VII.
Phone Bank for Health Care Coverage
Do you have a cell phone? Want to help spread the word that open enrollment has started for health insurance? The Trump Administration has cut 90% of the outreach and advertising budget, and shortened the enrollment window to sign up for individual health insurance via Healthcare.gov. You will be given training, a script, and phone numbers to call of people to be contacted. This is similar to “get out the vote” calling and simply takes a cell phone and enthusiasm.
If you're traveling from out of town, we hope you can arrive in Houston by Friday, Nov 3, and join us for a weekend of community events, including this opportunity Saturday morning, November 4, to help those Houstonians who could use a few hours with you.
If you live here in Houston, please join us! This is a great opportunity to help fellow Houstonians while also getting to know women from across the nation. Simply RSVP, and then please let us know if you can volunteer transportation for out of town guests.
After you RSVP, we'll stay in touch to connect you with the volunteer opportunity best suited for your needs and interests.
Thank you for lending a helping hand (or ear, or word). You are greatly appreciated.
Ticketed event: To kick off 40th Anniversary weekend activities, Women’s March is hosting a discussion of women behind and in front of the camera.
To learn more and RSVP, click here.
Over the last 40 years women have made great strides in the film industry. Taking their place as industry leaders, producers, and directors, women are gaining respect and visibility. Yet, as the Bechdel Test indicates, plot lines have a long way to go in the portrayal of women.
How has the role of women in film changed both behind the camera and in front, since 1977? Are we better off or worse off? Join the Houston film and arts community to discuss the historical relationship between women and film, where we are today, and what the next 40 years looks like.
Stay tuned for updates regarding panelists, interactive artistic interviews, a mini-documentary, and a potential sneak preview for a new movie.
This is part of the official Community Celebration of the UH School of Public History's commemoration of the 1977 National Women's Conference. A portion of each ticket goes to help scholarship applicants join us.
Women’s March has launched a survey that reintroduces the original issue planks passed at the National Women’s Conference and presented in The Spirit of Houston report presented to President Jimmy Carter in 1978. New legislative priorities will be set considering results from this survey. Take the survey here.
LOCAL WOMEN'S GROUP ORGANIZES A WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION TO HONOR THE 19TH AMENDMENT
The PerSisters, a local women's group who formed after the Women's March to stay politically active, will hold a Women's Equality Day celebration and advocacy resource fair. The event is titled, The Many Different Faces of Wonder Women - How We Stay Engaged, and it is designed to help women get involved in social justice issues and/or keep them involved. Several non-profit organizations and groups will be at the event to present information about their mission and ways for women to get active. Local women's activists and elected officials will provide inspirational speeches throughout the afternoon to honor the accomplishments women have made in the past and to remind attendees to continue to stay involved to ensure a better future.
Special Guests, will be updated once confirmed:
State Sen. Sylvia R. Garcia
Houston Women's March
Moms Demand Action
NARAL Pro-Choice TX
After Black History Month
more to come…
LES FEMMES // Houston's All-Female DJ Night Hosts a Special Ladies' Night at Axelrad💄
Houston Women's March has joined forces with us for a volunteer drive tonight. Sign up and have your voice heard.
Hosted by DJ Gracie Chavez & Angiesliste
♥ Guest DJs Lily Vanilli & Kay Illah ♥
Come early (7pm) and bring your best dancing pumps! 👠
Our favorite lady vendors - Labels Vintage Streetwear 💋 Miradela 💋 Las Ofrendas - will be onsite this evening! So bring your clutches for some retail therapy!
AXELRAD [1517 Alabama, 77004]
No Cover | 7p-12a | 21+
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