Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:12 PM
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Planned Parenthood Online
We are overwhelmed by your amazing support since yesterday's announcement
that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will stop funding breast
cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers. Thank you.
Among the outpouring of support was this letter written by a longtime
activist. We couldn't have said it better. If you agree, sign on and share
This is for all the anti-choice, anti-women people out there.
You can spend every minute of every day trying to force the rest of us to
live by your ideology. You can go after federal funds for health care and
pressure private organizations like the Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Foundation to stop funding breast cancer screenings for poor women. You can
try to make it impossible to get birth control.
But you know what you can't do? You can't win. You can't break us. Planned
Parenthood isn't just a family of organizations. It's a movement. It's women
and men of all ages who believe that health care — including reproductive
health care — is a basic human right. We are millions strong. We are
everywhere. We act, we give, and we do whatever it takes to make sure that
Planned Parenthood is there for the women, men, and teens who rely on them.
Know this: When you go after Planned Parenthood and the people they serve,
you go after ME. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I stand with them against
anyone who wants to stop women from receiving the health care they need. I
stand with them today, tomorrow, and for as long as I need to.
To add your name, click here. And, please, spread it far and wide.
[I assume you can get the click-on via the URL at the top. -Ed]
I am deeply touched and quite honestly amazed at the support that has poured
in from women across the country. And I have to say — I signed that open
letter with pride, because it captures exactly how I feel. It doesn't matter
what the anti-choice, anti-women's health forces out there do. As parents,
we tell our kids not to give in to bullies — and we shouldn't, either. I
promise you that we won't, no matter what.
Thank you, as always. Your help means the world to us, and to the people we
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
P.S. If you want to help with a donation, here's the place to do it. Thank
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To: Ed Pearl
Subject: Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975, February 4 -
April 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carol A. Wells, Executive Director & Curator Mary Sutton, Program Director
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
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Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975
February 4 - April 28, 2012
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
February 4, 2012
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
3 & 4:30 p.m.
1965-1975 was a watershed decade for California and the country as a whole.
Democracy was advanced at the ballot box, in the classroom and in the
streets. Democracy embraces free speech, yet California's students fought
for the right to free speech. Democracy ensures freedom of assembly, yet the
police often attacked peaceful demonstrations. Democracy protects civil
liberties and civil rights regardless of ones race, gender, class or
ethnicity, yet African Americans, Asians, Latinos, women, lesbians and gays
and others were often denied equality. Artists were in the forefront of the
struggles for greater democracy. This exhibition will document the
importance of poster art for developing and promoting the ideas and ideals
of democracy in California during this turbulent decade. It will also
demonstrate the power of art to convey past experiences and views of the
world, and create a broader context for understanding contemporary society.
Book Signing & Conversation with
Mr. Fish & Robert Scheer
February 13, 2012
7:30 - 9:30 pm
March 31, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dissent 451: Art & Activism Now
April 21, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Artists/Activists Discuss the Role of Art in Contemporary Movements for
Library Hours: Monday - Thursdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.
- 6 p.m. Closed Sundays
Decade of Dissent is funded in part by The City of West Hollywood and the
California Arts Council and is part of The City of West Hollywood's PST It
All Started Here.
Artists and graphic collectives represented in Decade of Dissent include:
Carlos Almaraz, Jay Belloli, Black Light, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville,
Armando Cabrera, Carlos Callejo, Christopher Street West, Manuel Gomez Cruz,
Derosa, Vic Dinnerstein, Emory Douglas, Bob Fitch, Rupert García, Gilbert,
Group Graphics, Dave "Buffalo" Greene, Helck, Gerta Katz, Corita Kent,
Richard Mackson, William McNally, Méchicano Art Center, Malaquías Montoya,
David Mosley, Earl Newman, Ramses Noriega, Tracy Okida, Jerry Palmer, Peace
Press, Lorraine Schneider, J. Sellery, Susan Shapiro, George Stowe Jr.,
Philip Swartz, Trager, Xavier Viramontes, Weisser, Bob Zaugh, Andy Zermeño
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an educational and
research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and circulates posters
relating to historical and contemporary movements for peace and social
justice. CSPG demonstrates the power and significance of these artistic
expressions of social change through traveling and online exhibitions,
lectures, publications, and workshops. Through our diverse programs, CSPG is
reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.
PST It All Started Here - West Hollywood Celebrates Pacific Standard Time
In 1945-1980, the years that Pacific Standard Time covers, the urban parcel
that is now the City of West Hollywood was the modern-day wild west,
physically and metaphorically. An unincorporated territory smack in the
middle of Los Angeles, it was-and is-a hotbed of creativity and
progressivism representing the rebellious heart of Southern California's
artistic and cultural identity. True to form, West Hollywood presents its
own provocative take on Pacific Standard Time with "PST It All Started
Here," a collection of events and exhibits that take art out of the museum
and onto the streets-and celebrate the art world icons, rock music stars,
visionary conceptualists, and revolutionary thinkers that made the city a
world renowned cultural destination.
Brash, bold, and brainy, offerings for PST It All Started Here include
Perpetual Conceptual, an exploration of gallerist Eugenia Butler, part of
the seminal art movement on La Cienega Boulevard that was anchored by the
legendary Ferus Gallery. Decade of Dissent mines the archives of the Center
for the Study of Political Graphics, whose collection of post-WWII political
art is the largest of its kind in the U.S. At the ONE Archives Gallery &
Museum, Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles,
1945-1980, Wink Wink examines the relationship between artistic practices
and LGBTQ histories. Other activities will tie in storied
locations-including Barney's Beanery, the Troubadour and the Whisky-that
were the hang-outs of the artists and musicians that shaped our world.
Incorporated in 1984, West Hollywood was the first in the U.S. to call
itself "The Creative City." Encompassing vibrant districts including The
Avenues and the Sunset Strip, "WeHo" has been voted the second most walkable
community in California, and, at 1.9-square miles total, arguably has more
arts per square mile than any other city in the country. PST It All Started
Here celebrates Pacific Standard Time, and West Hollywood's role in shaping
the cultural history of Southern California.