'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.
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.
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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