For Today

'Raise Wages, Not Tuition' March and Rally

What's Seattle's biggest joke on April Fool's Day 2015? The fact that the University of Washington is trying to get out of raising the minimum wage as one of Seattle's biggest employers! On Wednesday morning, UW Academic Workers for a Democratic University are organizing an on-campus rally in solidarity with the university's low wage workers.

The UW estimates that salary adjustments could impact some 16,600 workers, at a cost of some $22.5 million. On top of tuition hikes, that's a lot of withheld wage money–it's no wonder undergraduates in particular are causing a ruckus. 

Raise Wages, Not Tuition: $15/hr UW April Fools' Action, Wed, Apr 1, 11:30am, University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB), 4001 Stevens Way NE, Free

For Thursday

Radical Women hosts 'Feminists Stand Up and Speak Out!' 

Socialist feminist group Radical Women is hosting a community meeting this week– an informational venting session complete with vegan food.
The meeting features a representative from the Sex Worker Outreach Project Seattle, who will detail the harmful impacts of the city's prohibitive sex work policies. There's plenty of time allotted for folks to share their own ideas and network with activists, too. 

Feminists Stand Up and Speak Out!, Thurs, Apr 2, 7:30pm, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Free 

Advance Notice for April 10

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Vessel'

Diana Whitten's film about a young doctor inspired to challenge anti-abortion laws is taking the big screen at Meaningful Movies. The fearless  Rebecca Gomperts, a sea captain, founded the project Women on Waves, which faced media, governmental, religious, and military pressures as it trained women around the world on how to give themselves safe abortions.
Check out the trailer and learn about Gomperts' story. And be sure to catch the discussion featuring NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's Eileen Pollet, and Planned Parenthood Northwest's Halei Watkins and Dian Bushley after the screening. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Vessel,' Fri, April 10, 7pm, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission 

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