The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board will join with the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) for Roe v. Wade at 46: A Night of Resistance + Stories of Resilience, to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and to reaffirm support for women, the right to choose, and accessibility to healthcare.
#RoeAt46 will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the NCJW|LA Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The focus of the event will be to engage, educate, and activate advocates to support and protect reproductive rights at the local and national levels, despite a hostile political climate.
Through moving stories shared by talented actors, updates from reproductive justice experts, and a myriad of interactive activities, #RoeAt46 is an opportunity to take action and build resilience. The evening will also feature a virtual reality production that powerfully illustrates the experiences of women seeking abortions and the legal, financial, and personal barriers they face, together with the consequences of these obstacles. Special guests will include actor and activist L. Scott Caldwell (Lost, How to Get Away with Murder, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) who will serve as master of ceremonies, and local artist and activist Lili Bernard who will lead an interactive art project. Attendees will enjoy an evening of creativity, movement-building, and activism to honor and uphold Roe v. Wade and reproductive justice.
#RoeAt46 is supported by the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board; ACLU of Southern California; Black Women for Wellness; California Latinas for Reproductive Justice; California Women’s Law Center; Feminist Majority Foundation; LA For Choice; Lady Parts Justice League; Lenore Wax; National Organization for Women, Hollywood; Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; Shout Your Abortion; Temple Israel of Hollywood; and Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project.
The event is free to attend but RSVPs are requested. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call (323) 8528518.
Roe v. Wade is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, issued on January 22, 1973, that legalized abortion in the United States. The City of West Hollywood, in 1993, was the first city in the nation to declare itself pro-choice and the City has continually supported state and federal legislation protecting and advancing women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare.
For more information, please contact Larissa Fooks, the City of West Hollywood’s Community Events Coordinator at (323) 848-6413 or at [email protected].