ACTIONS

 WOMEN’S MARCH IN THE PARK

COME ANGRY. LEAVE INSPIRED. MAKE CHANGE.

In January we came together for the Women’s March Sydney – an uplifting affirmation that women and their allies are standing up and demanding equality. 99 days since since our history-making march, we are raising our voices again on 29 April 2017.

We invite all who joined us in January – and all who wish they had – to come together in solidarity and sisterhood to raise our voices in defence of women’s safety and health.

Bring your signs and your picnic blankets to join us for a mass sit-in. WOMEN’S MARCH IN THE PARK will be a loud and proud show of community support for our right to assert control over our bodies.

At the March we pledged to volunteer in our communities, to pay attention to what our elected officials are doing and speak out, and to support women in the arts, politics, business and STEM.

We have been steadily working to fulfil our commitment to that pledge, and recognise that equality is a myth as long as women cannot control our health and safety.

Safety denied is equality deferred: Cuts to women’s shelters, the privatisation of rape victim phone counselling services, no legislated safe access zones for reproductive health services, and the shameful death toll of women murdered in domestic violence altercations – we live in a state of emergency.

We acknowledge that we will be gathering on Gadigal land and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

Featuring:

SPEAKERS

PERFORMERS

LETTER WRITING AND ADVOCACY WORKSHOPS

SELF DEFENCE WORKSHOPS

OPEN MIC SOAPBOX

INTERACTIVE ART INSTALLATIONS

If you are interested in partnering with us, please email womensmarchsydney@gmail.com

Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for updates.


HUDDLES

Huddle (noun) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation

Starting in the first 10 days of February, we will gather together in neighbourhoods all over the world to define our next steps as a movement, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national direct action. Here’s what you’ll need.

You don’t need to have done anything like this before – all you need to get started is a group of up to 15 people, a meeting space, a meeting facilitator to lead the discussion, and to register your Huddle on the official map.

The goals of your Huddle should be:

  • To get to know each other and build a community of support for action in your area.
  • To envision what it will take to mobilize our community to build the country and world we want.
  • To define a set of actions and strategies that our group will pursue in the coming weeks and months.

You, or another group facilitator, should guide the discussion, keeping in mind that the Huddle is meant to be positive, inclusive, and action-oriented. Please review this toolkit for host guidelines, a proposed agenda, tips for future actions, and other important resources for hosting a successful Huddle.

Huddles are intended to gather people with shared interests and concerns to build community within the context of local and global activism. Your group’s next steps will depend on the interests of your guests and the unique needs of your community. To get discussion started, we suggest that you think about issues impacting women in the areas of Health, Economic Security, Representation and Safety. For action ideas, think about how you could apply the Women’s March Sydney pledge promises to each issue that you’ve identified. Check out the Women’s March Sydney Facebook page for further inspiration.

The sky’s the limit for the kinds of actions your group can plan & most importantly, have fun!