Black Bodies For Black Power

When Abortion Access is Under Attack, Black People Stand Up and Fight Back.

Our Worst Fears Confirmed

This Juneteenth weekend,

We invite you to honor the revolutionary spirit of Black people by taking action to defend values that we hold dear- autonomy, freedom, and self determination. During this emancipation weekend, join communities in the street, on your block, or wherever you are to make sure our collective rage and power is felt and heard, and that abortion access is our right!

June 18th and June 19th

June 18th and 18th 2022

When Abortion Access is Under Attack, Black People Stand Up and Fight Back.

Our Worst Fears Confirmed

This Juneteenth weekend,

We invite you to honor the revolutionary spirit of Black people by taking action to defend values that we hold dear- autonomy, freedom, and self determination. During this emancipation weekend, join communities in the street, on your block, or wherever you are to make sure our collective rage and power is felt and heard, and that abortion access is our right!
June 18th and 18th 2022
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Where and how to throw down

Where and how to throw down

STANTON PARK
6th Street NE & 226 4th Street NE
Washington DC 20002
and in communities everywhere
How to get there

1. Event opens at 2PM
2. Rally starts at 3PM
3. March starts at 4:15 – March route forthcoming.

The event is striving to be as accessible as possible. The following steps will be taken:
  • Signs will be spread out in such a way that allows for wheelchair access and free movement throughout the space.
  • All volunteers will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. We will also have a specific volunteer crew to support participants with disabilities and give directional information. 
  • ASL interpretation will be available
  • The following precautions will be taken in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the event:
  • All attendees are asked to self test 24hrs  prior to attending the event.
  • In the event of a positive self test please review and follow the CDC guidelines 
  • Upon entering Stanton Park  participants/guests will be greeted with displayed information about social distancing while participating in the event. 
  • Suggested wearing of masks/PPE for participants.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided on site in the portable restroom Units and the volunteer tent.
  • Participants are encouraged to self test up to 5 days after the event. 
  • Disposable masks will be distributed for free to any participant who requests them with the ability to produce more if we see a jump in participation as the event comes closer.
    A total of 13 standard porta potties and 6 ADA porta potties will be available at the rally site. Additionally, One 10×10 tent with sidewalls will be provided for Accessibility needs, and will be located next to the ADA seating section (stage right). An additional 10×10 Volunteer Information tent with sidewalls will be provided at Stanton Park.
    We intend to have a dedicated kid zone during the event. The kid zone will be staffed by trained and insured childcare workers.
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    1000s of people will be coming

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    Your story can make a difference. Whether it’s affordable birth control or your right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why sexual and reproductive health care services matter to you. 

    The ability to decide what is best for ourselves, our families, and communities has been vitally important for Black people. We understand that instead of bans and restrictions, we need rights, resources, and power in order to make the best decision for ourselves, our lives, and our future.

    Why is Abortion Access is Important for Black People?

    WHY IS ABORTION ACCESS IMPORTANT FOR Black People?

    Right now, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could end federal protections for abortion, state politicians are seizing this moment to advance a decades-long, coordinated strategy to ban abortion across the country.
    The ability to decide what is best for ourselves, our families, and communities has been vitally important for Black people. We understand that instead of bans and restrictions, we need rights, resources, and power in order to make the best decision for ourselves, our lives, and our future.
    Roe v. Wade: The Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion
    To Be Pro-Choice, You Must Have the Privilege of Having Choices
    Monica Simpson | New York Times
    How Politicians Are Attacking Abortion Access
    For Black Women, The Fights For Roe v. Wade And Voting Rights Are Inextricable
    Malika Redmond | Essence
    Is Abortion Legal in My State?
    Don’t Be Afraid: Pro-Abortion Rights Faith Leader Urges Compassionate Action Amid Roe v. Wade Fears
    By Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe | NewsOne

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    Support Black reproductive Justice leaders

    Access to abortion rights is under attack like never before. Your gift today can help to protect access — or even expand it.
    Black RJ leaders have been organizing, developing leaders, shifting policy, and creating culture to not only fight restrictive and dangerous abortion bans but to advance and sustain a reproductive justice for their bodies, their communities, and their futures.

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    Petition

    People in Texas have been denied their constitutional right to abortion since September because the Supreme Court failed to protect them — refusing to block S.B. 8, the state’s unconstitutional and extremely dangerous six-week abortion ban. Now states across the country — Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho and more — have passed harsh new abortion bans of their own.
    What’s worse is that the Supreme Court may soon decide to end Americans’ freedom to control our own bodies by overturning Roe v. Wade — the 1973 decision that has protected our right to safe, legal abortion for nearly 50 years. In a Mississippi case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state has asked the Supreme Court to end the right to abortion. That may mean more than half the country would ban abortion — denying abortion access to 36 million women of reproductive age, plus even more people who can become pregnant.
    We’re not backing down. At Planned Parenthood, we know that politicians have no business in our personal medical decisions — they should not control our bodies or our lives. Want to defend abortion access? Add your name to our petition now.
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    Real
    Stories

    Sunday June 19th
    TBD

    from People Who’ve
    Had Abortions

    Abortion is a deeply personal and sometimes complex decision. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions about your body for you. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.
    These stories include reactions to the cruel abortion ban in Texas that went into effect Sept. 1. It blocked abortion beginning at approximately six weeks of pregnancy — before many people even know they’re pregnant. The ban is causing emotional trauma and devastating, lasting harm to patients’ health and well-being.

    Sunday June 19th 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Bus Boys & Poets Brookland
    625 MONROE ST NE,
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20017

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    Real
    Stories

    from People Who’ve
    Had Abortions

    Abortion is a deeply personal and sometimes complex decision. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions about your body for you. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.
    These stories include reactions to the cruel abortion ban in Texas that went into effect Sept. 1. It blocked abortion beginning at approximately six weeks of pregnancy — before many people even know they’re pregnant. The ban is causing emotional trauma and devastating, lasting harm to patients’ health and well-being.

    Support to get to DC! Host or
    find an action near you!

    Your story can make a difference. Whether it’s affordable birth control or your right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why sexual and reproductive health care services matter to you. 

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