Events

The Women’s Committee meets every other Thursday at the West Tisbury library. We Stand Together / Estamos Todos Juntos (WST/ETJ), of which we’re a part, meets as a whole at 6:15 p.m., then breaks into committees from about 6:45 to 7:45. Upcoming meetings are on July 12 and 26.

The other active WST/ETJ committees are Environment, Education, and Racial Justice and Human Dignity.

The library closes at 6 so the front door will usually be locked. Come around to the right and knock on the door to the children’s room. Someone will let you in. 🙂 Join us! Or use the Contact form to let us know what you’re interested in.

Saturday, June 9, 3–5 p.m. MV Women4Women hosts a kickoff event for women interested in supporting progressive women candidates in the fall elections. Guest speaker: Brianna Wu, Democratic candidate for Congress in the Eighth Massachusetts Congressional District. This event is being held in a private home in West Tisbury, so please email women4women@gmail.com for directions and more info.

Saturday, June 16, 10 a..m.–4 p.m., all island libraries (Chilmark: 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Cape & Islands Vote is sponsoring a region-wide voter registration drive, and all six island libraries are participating. You can also register online on the Mass. secretary of state’s website, or check to see that your registration is up-to-date.

Sunday, June 24, 3:30–5:30 p.m., M.V. Hebrew Center, Center St., Vineyard Haven. Town hall with U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Five Corners, Vineyard Haven. A standout to demand an end to the Trump administration’s separation of asylum-seeking families at the southern border, and the reunification of parents and children already separated. Called by the M.V. Peace Council.

Saturday, August 4, time 5–7 p.m., Old Whaling Church, Edgartown. Friends of Family Planning hosts “Lifting the Veil: Shame, Secrecy, and Abortion Access on Martha’s Vineyard,” a community discussion panel and forum. Moderator: Jane Seagrave, publisher of the Vineyard Gazette. Featured speakers include Amy Brenneman, actress, writer, and producer; Denise Schepici, CEO and president, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital; Cesar Rodriguez, Rural Health Scholar, UMass Medical School; Elizabeth Barnes, president of The Women’s Centers; and Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute of Reproductive Health. For more info on the issue, see “New Study Reveals Gaps in Island Reproductive Services” (Martha’s Vineyard Times, May 24, 2018).

 

Sunday, August 5, 7:30 p.m., Chilmark Community Center. Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and effective, articulate champion of women’s rights, reproductive and otherwise, and social justice in general, speaks as part of the summer M.V. Authors’ Series. Tickets are now available from Brown Paper Tickets. $45 includes a copy of Richards’s new book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.

NOTE: If you know of an upcoming event that other Vineyard women might like to know about, let us know! Use the contact form on this website or leave a comment here.