Women's rights groups we've worked with . . . or ones you have! Send info to sandy@emmasrevolution and we'll put it on the list.
- Support Women's Ordination in the Catholic Church: Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch is under threat of excommunication for his support of women's ordination in the Catholic Church. Read more and send an email to the Pope in support of Fr. Roy and women's ordination!
- Refugee & Immigrant Women's Network: We wrote Refugee for this national organization created by women, for women that focuses on enhancing refugee and immigrant women's strengths, skills, and courage through leadership training, education, and advocacy to promote independence, self-sufficiency, and networking among its participants."
- Girls' LEAP Self-Defense: We learned about this group from our friend, Melissa, who is one of the trainers. Her partner, Mark, is now on staff, too. Girls' LEAP "trains at-risk girls aged 8-18 in verbal and physical safety skills and self-awareness. LEAP helps girls develop a diverse set of responses to violence, beyond the extremes of passivity and escalation."
- CODEPINK: We've been working with the feisty, creative and courageous activist women of CODEPINK since they first started demonstrating outside the White House in 2003 to protest the buildup to war in Iraq. We wrote the song "CODEPINK" for them and now it's a ringtone! Support the org and have your phone ring pink!
- Hope Films: Filmmaker Diane Mason's work includes "Mother's Day", about CodePINK's 2006 action at the White House, which features a number of our songs. See the "Mother's Day" trailer!
- Women in Distress of Broward County
- Needle in the Groove. Bringing together the subversive beauty of quilting with the far-reaching joy of music, the patchwork quilt and compilation CD includes songs from Holly Near, Toshi Reagon, Buffy St. Marie, Faith Petric, Ani DiFranco and Ember Swift and our "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" and benefits the Palestinian girls’ group, Flowers Against the Occupation.
In summer 2007, we traveled to Palestine with drummer Sarah Allen, vocalist and harmonica & guitar player, Andrea Pritchett of Rebecca Riots, pianist, Ellen Cantarow and tour organizer, Hannah Mermelstein of BirthRight Unplugged to teach at a summer music camp for the Flowers girls. Read our blogs, check out the Sarah's fantastic video with music by Toshi Reagon, and support this year's camp!
- Women's peace orgs in Israel/Palestine, many of which are joint Palestinian-Israeli groups:
Women in Black
Maschom Checkpoint Watch
Coalition of Women For Peace
- Women's Earth Alliance. Founded by Melinda Kramer, WEA's mission is to unite "women environmental advocates around the world, providing the connections, resources and training they need to foster a thriving planet."
- more to come!