state of the uterus* is an annual party for progress, raising funds for reproductive justice, community health and gender equality initiatives.
*uterus not required. :)
this year’s party was on jan. 25, 2019 at cheer up charlies from 6 PM to midnight. together we raised $8500 for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the Abortion Care Network, Collegiate Mom Coalition, the KIND Clinic and #BBATX (that's us!
behind the party:
Since SOTU’s start in 2017, SOTU has raised more than $20,000 for local grassroots nonprofits and organizations led by women and nonbinary folks, including #bbatx (that’s us), Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the KIND Clinic, Collegiate Mom Coalition, the Abortion Care Network, the Lilith Fund, Counterbalance: ATX, the Survive2Thrive Foundation, Flo Code, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, We Are Happy Period and Annie’s List. The annual pop-up party is attended by more than 1500 people per year, and features a lineup of all-babe DJs, a stellar local biz raffle, a small marketplace, speeches and talks from Austin’s most influential and impactful organizers and thought leaders, period-kit packing (for distribution to Austin’s homeless and displaced communities) and educational activities. On top of the party, SOTU is followed by a day of leadership training, discussions and hands-on workshops for aspiring organizers and advocates looking to change their communities. Learn more at stateoftheuterus.com
HOW TO be an SOTU advocate year-round:
SOTU will be back in January 2020. In the meantime, here’s how you can become an advocate for the intersections of reproductive justice and human rights.
~ download the SOTU action guide (for free), which was written and compiled by Emma Robinson, abortion care advocate and digital activist at the Afiya Center
~ click here to get 26 next steps toward reproductive justice from our community and team
~ read 29 messages of resistance and resilience from reproductive justice and human rights activists and organizers