Sexual Assault, Women’s Reproductive Health, Women’s Economic Security. Three serious issues in our culture. Three issues that are related. I’ve just launched an Indie-a-Go-Go campaign to raise $2,000 to complete a short documentary film that addresses these issues through a story of college students engaged in change-making in their community around these issues.
You can support the campaign in 2 ways:
1. Make a donation–even small ones count! And there are a perks for contributing!
2. Share the campaign with your networks–social media spaces, email, etc.
This short video is the latest release from Woman in the Moon Films. It presents excerpts/interviews from the rally that happened in Belfast, ME on Sept. 29, part of a national campaign occurring that day to Stand with Planned Parenthood, in response to recent egregious attacks on Planned Parenthood leveled by the Republican Party, including slanderous videos, defunding of PP in multiple states, witch trial-like federal hearings and raids in Texas PP clinics. Not to mention aggressive legislation in several states limiting access to women’s choice to abortion. Keep standing with Planned Parenthood!
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is launching their new video campaign, “This is what a WGS student from U Maine looks like” TODAY at the University of Maine! Please join us from 12:15-1:30pm in the Bangor Room in the Memorial Union at the Orono campus. Several campaign videos will be screened with a discussion to follow. Students will be reading original works of poetry and there will be cake!
I am a Midwife Because…Part II is the follow-up to the video of the same name released last week, featuring 7 different midwives! Learn how the experiences of being a research student, a Peace Corp volunteer, a New York City police officer, and a 7-year old child led seven American midwives into the profession of midwifery. The midwives featured in Part II represent a spectrum of educational backgrounds and provide services to women in their families in a variety of settings including clinics, homes, hospitals and birth centers. Here is a glimpse of their amazing and inspiring stories!
Part II marks the last I am a Midwife video we’ll release this season. More coming in September! Until then, please share this series with anyone you feel could benefit from learning more about midwives and the safe, supportive and satisfying care they provide. Be sure to subscribe to I am a Midwife on Youtube!