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NWL General Meetings will be held 6:30pm to 8:00pm the fourth Wednesday of the month at the NWL office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 200 (enter from back garage): 

  • February 28

  • March 28

  • April  25

1/20/18 - NWL Roe v. Wade 45th Anniversary Benefit Show. Location: The Wooly, 20 N. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. $5 - 15 sliding scale.

2/7/18 - Joint Meeting of the Abortion/Birth Control Committee & Campus Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the NWL Office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 201 (enter from garage). Visit us on Facebook, for more information.    


2.7.18 - Joint Meeting of the Abortion and Birth Control Committee & Campus Committee


When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: NWL Office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 201 (enter from garage)

This month we'll be combining the Abortion & Birth Control Committee meeting and the Campus Committee meeting. Join us to plan the next crisis pregnancy center informational picket at #fakeclinic Sira and learn about our work to get Plan B vending machines on campus. We'll also be discussing the following article, "We need 24-hour access to the UF Infirmary’s $10 Morning After Pill."  For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, visit us on Facebook.

About Crisis Pregnancy Centers:


10.25.17 - Gainesville Monthly Meeting

NWL General Meeting

Wed., Oct 25th, 6:30pm-8:00pm

at the NWL office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 201 (enter from garage)

Join us this month for a discussion on what should be done at UF to combat sexual assault, in response to Betsy DeVos' announced changes to federal policy on campus sexual assault, including now allowing accused perpetrators to cross-examine sexual assault survivors. 

We will also provide an update on budding work to advocate for the Morning After Pill in vending machines at UF; work that can be done in coalition with current effort by Gators Matter, Period which is demanding that UF provide free tampons and pads to students and staff as a Title 9 school. (Click here to sign the petition to demand that UF provide free tampons and pads to students and staff at the UF.)

Reading we will discuss:

9.25.17 - Abortion & Birth Control Committee Meeting

CPC Picket

When: Monday, September 25, 6:00-7:00pm at the NWL Office
Where: NWL Office, 200 NE 1st, Suite 201

Join us to plan our next action against Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC) in October, and for a report back on first picket at local CPC, Sira, held on August 8.

We are picketing CPCs because they are impostor clinics that attack women's self-determination by lying to women about their options to scare them away from choosing abortion, using birth control, and if they are unmarried - having sex. These fake clinics are also funded by our state. If you're angry, join us to push back. For more information or to RSVP for meeting, visit our Facebook event.


Gainesville, Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Stand Against White Supremacy

by Women’s March Gainesville and the National Women’s Liberation Gainesville Chapter

(The following editorial appeared in the Gainesville Sun online edition on August 30th, 2017.)

The news that Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer could come to speak at the University of Florida was jolting. The fact that President Fuch was pushed by people power to deny Spencer rental space is exhilarating. But this isn’t over. Initial news of Spencer’s request was quickly followed by threats of violence from his followers via social media. Gainesville is being called “the next battlefield” by these extremists, and the threat of gun violence is overt and open. The nazis are serious and we should expect push back.


9.6.17 - Campus Committee Meeting

Join NWL for our first campus committee meeting of the semester. The objective of this committee is to mobilize women in higher education.

This month our format is consciousness raising. Please read Kathie Sarachild, "Consciouness-Raising: A Radical Weapon," Feminist Revolution (Redstockings, 1975). We will continue our work on getting Plan B vending machine on campus. Prepare a response to the following question:

“Have you ever felt embarrassed when buying personal items like birth control, tampons, condoms, etc.? What happened?”

At the meeting we will each have 3-5 minutes to share our responses in order to develop conclusions that reveal similarities and differences in our experiences. 

We will also have time to discuss upcoming plans surrounding the potential arrival of Richard Spencer and white nationalists in Gainesville.


NWL Florida Chapters Support Petition to Restore Voting Rights

Florida has the highest voter disenfranchisement rate in the country
. Florida citizens are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would amend Florida’s constitution and restore voting rights to most people who have completed their felony sentences. They need 700,000 signature to add the initiative to the ballot. If you're in Florida, add your name and consider collecting signatures.

August 2017 - Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest

Women facing an unintended pregnancy deserve information that is medically accurate, comprehensive, and unbiased. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are not health clinics and use misleading tactics to lure women in. Join us in warning our community about the misinformation that these "clinics" provide, and to protest that our tax dollar are used to lie to women.

  • Sign Making Meet-up for the Protest

Sat., August 5th, 5:00-6:00pm

NWL Office, 200 NE 1st St, Suite 201 (enter from back garage)


  • Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest

Tues., August 8th, 12:00-1:00pm


For additional information or to rsvp for the sign making or protest, visit us on Facebook.

7.23.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Meeting

Topic: National Health Care and the Social Wage, Part 1

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1pm - 3pm (RSVP here)

NWL office: 200 NE 1st Street, Suite 201 (entrance from the back garage). Gainesville, FL 32601

Does America have the best health care system? Why is health care a feminist issue? What can we learn from other countries that have universal health care?


7.17.17 - Roots of Plan B in Gainesville

Campus Committee: Roots of Plan B in Gainesville

Monday, July 17th, 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Little Hall Room 117 - on UF campus, plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tigert Hall


Did you know that NWL was foundational in getting Plan B over the counter? Come to campus committee to learn about the decades long fight and important milestones as we move toward a Plan B vending machine on UF's campus! This meeting is open to women who are interested in mobilizing women in higher education, not just students.

Here are some readings to get familiar with NWL’s past work and be ready for discussion. There are very short and easy to read. Don’t stress too much about reading it all and/or reading it in great detail.


6.13.17 - Film Screening of La Operación

movie.nightNWL-Gainesville General Meeting

Showing of La Operación & Discussion

Tues., June 13, 6:30-8:00pm

Cyclops Cinema, 10 E University Ave

Join us for a showing of La Operación: a documentary on the social policy of female sterilization in Puerto Rico. The film was directed by Ana María García in 1982; at that time, Puerto Rico had the highest rate of sterilization in the world. Over one-third of its women had undergone what is commonly referred to as "la operación" (the operation). 

The film includes interviews with working-class and middle-class women from different racial and ethnic backgrounds who went through the procedure, discussion on women factory workers being pressured to be sterilized, as well as Puerto Rico functioning as a testing ground for U.S. pharmaceutical companies working on the effectiveness of the birth control pill.

Discussion to follow.

5.21.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Meeting

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00pm-3:00pm 

NWL office: 200 NE 1st St, Suite 200 (enter from back garage)

Topic: The Pro-Woman Line & The Personal is Political, Part 2 (RSVP here)

What keeps women down? Do we oppress ourselves and other women? Do we have a common struggle? How do we make advances together?


We will dig into ideas raised in the last grassroots theory meeting's discussion. You are welcome to attend even if you missed the last discussion; you can see the previous readings here

Please be prepared to discuss:

5.1.17 - Gainesville May Day Celebration

Join labor and immigrant groups in a celebration of International Workers' Day and immigrants' rights. There will be a march followed by live music, speakers, and tabling by social justice organizations. To march with NWL, meet us at 4:15p.m. at the corner of University and 13th to Bo Diddly Plaza. After the march, stop by the NWL table at Bo Diddley Plaza. More information available here.


4.11.17 - Feminist Meeting: Growing the Movement

When: Tues., April 11, 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street

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Join us for our monthly general meeting to find out how to plug in to committees and upcoming action, including:

  • Updates from our community Consciousness-Raising sessions 
  • Organizing plans for the Campus Committee
  • Legislative Updates

4.9.17 - Grassroots Feminist Theory Discussion

Topic: 'Pro-woman Line' and 'The Personal is Political'

Location: Sunday, April 9, 2017: 1pm - 3pm at NWL's office, 200 NE 1st Ave., Suite 201

Please read ahead and come with your thoughts, questions, and experiences about this theory of how we are kept down as women and what this has to do with building a feminist movement.

Also we will get some NWL chapter work done in the meeting and help you figure out a role organizing in NWL if you are looking to get more involved.

Readings we will discuss:

  • Carol Hanisch, "The Personal is Political," February 1969. From Notes from the Second Year.  Distributed online with commentary by the author, January 2006. 

Additional Recommended Reading:

RSVP here. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3.28.17 - Mobilize Women In Higher Education

No matter your affiliation: undergraduate, graduate student, staff, faculty: meet us on UF's campus for the first NWL Campus Committee Meeting.

Where: University of Florida Campus, Little Hall, Room 117 

When: Tuesday, 3/28/17, from 5:30-7:00pm

Please read:

NWL's, What We Want, What We Believe

Carol Hanisch's, The Personal is Political

3.14.17 - NWL-Gainesville General Meeting

abortion photo

Join NWL at our monthly general meeting.

When: Tues, March 14, 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main Street

Abortion and reproductive rights are under attack in Florida and the US. We must fight back! To guide our resistance, we will look to lessons learned from the abortion struggle of the 1960s and 1970s.

At this month's general meeting, we will also discuss:

  • Updates from our community Consciousness Raising sessions + Women's History Month events
  • Upcoming Women of Color Caucus meeting (3.21.17)
  • Plans for organizing on the UF campus

Please read: Jenny Brown & Erin Mahoney, "Abortion Without Apology," Jacobin Magazine, December 12, 2015.  

2.14.2017 - Gainesville Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Civic Media Center

433 S. Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601

Join us for a report back on your involvement in the Women's March on Washington and all sister actions- and NWL's Women's Strike. Work with us to figure out next steps!

Suggested Reading: Consciousness Raising Testimonies on "What is My Oppression"

1.28.2017 - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show


(view as pdf) 

When: Sat. January 28, 2017

Location: Wooly, 20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601  

Cost: $5-$20 sliding scale

Doors open at 7:00pm 

RSVP for Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show