We invite you to join us at Justin Herman Plaza on January 26th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Roe vs. Wade.” This family-friendly event, which is being organized by the Silver Ribbon Campaign, will feature a flash mob by the Bay Area chapter of Dancing without Borders, a global initiative to end violence and sexual oppression. In addition, there will be speeches, food, face painting, airbrush tattoos and more!
About “Roe vs. Wade”
While most people have heard the term “Roe vs. Wade,” many people don’t know the details. “Roe vs. Wade” is the landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States. At that time, abortion was a matter left to the states, the majority of which had laws making it illegal. The decision stated that Texas state law making abortion illegal during the first and second trimesters was an infringement on the ninth and 14th Amendment rights of woman. Click here to read more about the decision on eHow.com. Or watch this short PBS video:
In addition to the San Francisco Department of Public Health, sponsors include a number of organizations that have supported or worked with Go Folic! including ISIS, Inc. and the California Family Health Council.
Join the Flash Mob!
All women and men who support reproductive freedom are invited to participate in the flash mob. Rehearsals are scheduled throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Rafael. To learn more, click here. As motivation, we’ll leave you with this video!