Tulsa’s OkEq will present “Defending abortion access is an act of love”

The art of Megan Smith. Photo provided.



Join the Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) and Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) to talk about reproductive freedom in 2019 and what it’s going to take from every one of us to ensure abortion remains accessible to all. The reception will be on November 7 from 6-9 p.m., and the display will continue throughout the month. 

This exhibit, on display throughout November at Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq), will be the featured showcase and exhibit of local artists at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. The show is titled “Defending abortion access is an act of love.”  
The event will feature Oklahoma visual artist’s interpretations of the title as well as talks from local activists and opportunities to get involved. Organizers say, “since we are feeding the movement, enjoy dinner with us!”
According to OCRJ, “Defending abortion access is an act of love. And we fight to defend that access because we care. We fight because we know that without the ability to control our reproduction, we are less free. We fight because In 2019 the right to abortion has become less secure, and at this moment in history, it is crucial we stand together to defend our reproductive freedoms. 

“We each have something uniquely powerful to lend this battle, and that’s why we’ve gathered artists, activists and students together to learn and to strategize together on how that message can change Oklahoma and ensure reproductive freedom.”

OCRJ is a group of organizations and individuals promoting reproductive justice in Oklahoma through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

“We believe that reproductive justice includes the right to have or not to have a child and respect for families in all their forms. It supports access to sexual education, contraception, abortion care and pregnancy care.

“We also support access to the resources needed to raise children in safe and healthy circumstances, with good schools and healthcare and other elements necessary for bright futures regardless of immigration status.  It encompasses respect for women, their partners, and families, for sexuality and gender differences. It respects human rights and the separation of church and state.

For information about OCRJ, visit www.ocrj.org.

The show will begin with a reception on Thursday, November 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, located at 621 E. 4th Street in downtown Tulsa. There will be a door prize at the reception with the winner receiving a piece of work from the artist. The show continues through November.

Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. www.okeq.org.

The Gayly. 11/03/2019 @ 4:34 p.m. CST.