Sat 1/18 @ 4PM
The 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, which gave women the right to manage their own bodies and their own lives, is bittersweet. Those who lived through the fight for abortion rights in the late 60s and early 70s are infuriated that their work is being undone to force women into biological servitude again. Younger women who heard the warnings about how the far right, under the guise of “religion,” were pushing for a society entirely controlled by men, should have had their eyes opened in the last decade, with the glut of anti-choice legislation, much of it unscientific and nonsensical. And nowhere has this been more the case than Ohio, whose rabidly anti-choice ex-governor John Kasich pushed nearly two dozen such restrictions.
But don’t be entirely discouraged — there’s pushback being done! A dozen bands will be taking the stage at Mahall’s 20 Lanes for Roe Yeah: A Midwest Fest to Protect Abortion, a fundraiser for reproductive freedom advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio. These champions include Punch Drunk Tagalongs, The Katy, she/her/hers, Teamonade, Equipment, Absinthe Father, Mungbean, Slug Fest, FREAKwents, Royal Beasts, Lawncare and Sure, Machine.
There will be tables with information about getting involved to protect reproductive rights, merch for sale and raffle baskets, with the proceeds going to NARAL.
It’s $12 in advance, $14 at the door, an additional $2 for under 21 — and yes, it is all ages, because the drive to strip women of their autonomy aims to destroy the dreams of young women growing up today. They need to know.
Doors are at 4pm. music starts at 5.