May 2004

Reflections from the Los Angeles Community Dialogue On the D.C. March for Women's Lives

Adriene Bausley, ATP Graduate

On April 29, 2004 at 7:00 p.m., CABWHP collaborated with KPFK (90.7 FM) to present to the Los Angeles community a Live Broadcast and Community Dialogue/Town Hall Meeting about the historic March for Women's Lives that took place on April 25, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

As I walked into the Village Theatre in Leimert Park (the venue for the Community Dialogue/Town Hall Meeting), I heard an earthy voice filled with wisdom, eloquence and power fill the room. It was the voice of one of L.A.'s finest spoken word artists Jaha. She was just one the gifted poets and speakers who shared words of wisdom and inspiration throughout the evening.

My Steps in the March for Women's Lives

LeConte J. Dill, MPH

On Sunday, April 25, 2004, I was fortunate to be sponsored by CABWHP to attend the March for Women's Lives in Washington, DC. CABWHP staff, volunteers, ATP graduates, and board members marched together with the Women of Color Contingent. This contingent added to the march's success of over one million participants. Not surprisingly, women of color had to demand a seat at the table amongst our other sisters, showing that the "ain't I a woman" mantra is often at the tips of our tongues. Most of the contingent wore red-symbolizing struggle, sacrifice, and survival.

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