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IWD Planning Committee

The San Antonio International Woman’s Day March & Rally is organized by a coalition of fierce mujeres with the support of community & social justice organizations.

see p.4 for IWD Article
Fuerza Unida Feb/March 2013 Newsletter, see p5 for IWD article
February 2012, See page 12 for IWD article & info
March 2011February 2010

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+SA IWD organizes year round! Join us for meetings, events & outreach.
Tod@s Welcome!


April 7th 2015 6:30 pm

We will be meeting to discuss/plan upcoming events to stay involved and relevant in the community.
We're making it a potluck so bring your favorite dish, dessert and/or munchies. (Keep in mind our vegan friends)

-Action for The World March of Women on April 24th
-Participation in the King William Parade with Zombie Bazaar Belly Dance on April 25th
-IWD Women's Health Fair (tentative date May 2nd)
-Possible upcoming fundraisers: Vegan Fest, Fegan Vest.

6:30pm at 710 S Gevers St


International Women’s Day March & San Antonio Free Speech Coalition v. San Antonio
Oral Argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals Set for April, 2010
by Amy Kastely

     On March 6, thousands marched in solidarity with women whose lives and bodies are torn apart by weapons used to conquer the globe for predatory capitalism; with Hyatt housekeepers fighting for the livable wage we all were promised; with victims of official, domestic, and other misogynist violence; with children robbed of their education by the greed of bankers, developers, media conglomerates, global corporations, and the politicians who serve them; with lesbian and trans-women raped and tortured for the slights to patriarchy refracted in the minds of their attackers; and with women en la lucha throughout the world.
     In the next few weeks, the City will send the International Women’s Day March Planning Committee a bill that SAPD has estimated will be somewhere between $1,500 and $7,500. Our fight against the City’s efforts to charge thousands of dollars for those street marches bearing messages challenging the City and others with power and influence continues. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals scheduled oral argument in the case of International Women’s Day March & S.A. Free Speech Coalition v. San Antonio.
     As La Voz readers will recall, the City of San Antonio currently requires some marching permit applicants to pay thousands of dollars for traffic control while waiving all costs for permit holders whose messages are endorsed by City officials. The International Women’s Day March & Rally Planning Committee and the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition brought a federal lawsuit against the City, alleging that this policy is unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Judge Xavier Rodríguez initially enjoined the City from enforcing this policy, but in March 2009, Judge Fred Biery dissolved the injunction and in June, he entered Summary Judgment for the City, without addressing or deciding any of the legal issues raised by the lawsuit. The International Women’s Day March & Rally Planning Committee and the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition appealed the Summary Judgment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and oral argument on our appeal will be heard by the Court of Appeals during the week of April 26th.
     It is good news that the Court set the case for oral argument, because the City opposed our oral argument request, and a case is set for oral argument only when the Court determines that the case presents substantial legal issues. Less than 20% of the cases filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals are set for oral argument. This will be an important step towards winning this case. Join the struggle! ¡Adelante con la lucha! ¡Las calles no se callan! - (article originally published in La Voz de Esperanza, April 2010, Vol. 23 Issue 3)

SATURDAY, APRIL 17th @ 6:30pm
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, 78212

Oral Argument in 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Tuesday, April 27th´╗┐, New Orleans

On November 29, 2007, the City of San Antonio passed an ordinance that puts a price on free speech and our right to march in the streets.

In response, members of the International Woman's Day March and Rally Committee and the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition filed a lawsuit against the City challenging this ordinance and organizing against it.

Visit the San Antonio Free Speech coalition website for more info!