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Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives

The UCSC chapter of The Feminist Majority hosted the Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives on April 16 to support the national March for Women's Lives in Washington D.C on April 25, marking the largest collective pro-choice event in the past decade. Different organizations from all across the nation are participating in the March, including N.O.W. and The Feminist Majority.

The pro-choice march is meant to combat conservative legislation that has been milling through congress in the past few years and publicize important causes that are in dire need of attention. Such legislation includes the partial-birth-abortion law, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA), and The Cupid Project.

The Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives began with a rally at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Meadows where students gathered before marching through the theater arts center, by McHenry library, and on to the Quarry Amphitheater for speakers and musicians at the main event.

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April 25 marks the largest collective pro-choice event in the past decade. Different organizations from all across the nation are participating in the March on Washington for Women's Lives including N.O.W. and The Feminist Majority.

The pro-choice march is meant to combat conservative legislation that has been milling through congress in the past few years and publicize important causes that are in dire need of attention. Such legislation includes the partial-birth-abortion law, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA), and The Cupid Project.

The partial-birth-abortion law and the UVVA relate to preventing abortion in different stages of pregnancy and preventing abortion as a whole. The Cupid Project proposes that series of programs be instilled to maintain heterosexual marriages through counseling whether or not one of the partners feels endangered mentally or physically. Also, the Feminist Majority intends to inform and combat conservatives in the Department of Education that wish to implement regulations that would allow public schools to provide separate education for young men and women. The schools for young women would, according to the proposal, not have to meet equal education standards now required under Title IX, civil rights laws, and the Constitution.

The UCSC chapter of The Feminist Majority is commited to promoting the March on Washington and informing the campus about these issues that are bound to affect men and women alike. Members are holding a simulation march and event to emulate and support the national effort in Washington D.C through the Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives.

The main event at the Quarry amphitheater has speakers scheduled to discuss current issues, reproductive basics and rights, and the aforementioned legislation. These include UCSC professor, Mary Zavanelli; Reproductive Health Policy Coordinator with The National Latina Health Organization, Rosalinda Montez Palacios; and writer and social commentator, Daphne Muse.

The event will host musical performances from local bands and artists including The Lost and Found Generation (Ashkon & the Sex), Lani Trock, and a UCSC jazz trio. Various organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Federation of America, and Naral Pro-Choice America shall table at the event. Free food and information boards will be provided as well.

The Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives will take place on April 16, the friday before the national march. It begins with a rally at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Meadows where students will gather and proceed to march through the theater arts center, by McHenry library, through the Quarry, and stop at the Quarry Amphitheater for speakers and musicians at the main event.
 
 


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Re: Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives

this sounds great! but where exactly is the quarry amphitheater?

i hope to go! please email back.

- lisa
 

Re: Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives

Thanks for informing everyone! It's about time people knew!

*Bec-dawg... but people call me BDawg
 

Re: Santa Cruz March for Women's Lives

I love marching and I love women!

This event was made for me!

Sounds great.
- Alex
 

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