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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Speak out tomorrow night: Say no to disrespectful and insulting billboards

You've likely heard about the anti-choice, anti-women billboards that have gone up recently in Chicago.  On March 29, 2011, a Texas-based group called LifeAlways erected three billboards in an African American community on the southside of Chicago with the message, "Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted." These billboards also feature an image of President Barack Obama. Send a message to the sponsors of these billboards to "Stop Targeting Black Women -- Take Down the Racist Billboards in Chicago."

Join in the efforts of a number of local women's health and reproductive rights organizations to stop these billboards.  Come to a Speak Out tomorrow, hosted by Black Women for Reproductive Justice and Planned Parenthood, to highlight some of the real issues impacting the lives of Black women and the entire African American community.  Listen to a clip from the first speak out here!

WHAT:  Speak Out
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 29th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: Austin Town Hall, 5610 West Lake Street, Chicago

Call Black Women for Reproductive Justice at 773-955-2709 to find out about all of the work taking place to stop the attacks on Black women.

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