7:00 pm19:00

#ShoutYourAbortion presents Dr. Willie Parker with Martha Plimpton

  • Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle

#ShoutYourAbortion (SYA) is thrilled to present a discussion with abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker and actress/activist Martha Plimpton, with an introduction by Seattle bestselling author Lindy West, SYA’s Amelia Bonow, and Surge Northwest. Dr. Parker will read from and speak about his new book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, his Christian faith, and his life of personal and professional experience in abortion care. After speaking, he will be joined in conversation by actress Martha Plimpton, well-known for her work as a film and theater actress (Goonies, Parenthood) as well as her staunch activism on abortion and reproductive rights in our country.

Tickets available here.

Doors open at 6:00 PM - Event begins at 7:00 PM

11:00 am11:00

Stand By Me: Celebrating 50 Years of the Clergy Consultation Service

  • Judson Memorial Church

Dr. Willie Parker will be preaching at the Judson Memorial Church on Sunday, May 21st, at 11:00 AM as part of their celebration of their celebration marking 50 Years of People of Faith
Helping Women Find Safe Abortions. 
More information about the celebration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-by-me-celebrating-50-years-of-the-clergy-consultation-service-tickets-33546452342

Seating is first come, first served; morning worship is OPEN to all and not reserved seating. We apologize in advance to anyone turned away when we reach our room maximum safety number.

8:00 pm20:00

SPARE RIB - the play - by Winter Miller, a staged reading

  • Judson Memorial Church Meeting Room

 A keynote of its 50th Anniversary celebration of the clergy consultative service, Judson Memorial Church presents a full reading of the play Spare Rib by Winter Miller (In Darfur).

            Writing in the The New Yorker, Rebecca Mead describes the play as a “non-Aristotelian, nonlinear, quasi-comic drama.” With characters ranging from talking fetuses, abortion providers and historical and mythical figures, Spare Rib is disarmingly funny in its novel look at life, legacy and personhood.

            Directed by Mikhael Tara Garver (Empire Travel Agency), the reading will feature Tony nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed), Drama Desk nominee Kellie Overbey (Sleeping Rough), Kate Rigg (Family Guy), Pulitzer Prize nominee Taylor Mac (The 24-decade History of Popular Music), and more to be announced.

            The evening will raise funds for the National Network of Abortion Funders Dr. Willie Parker Fund, which provides financial assistance to help patients from Mississippi and Alabama access safe and compassionate abortion care and for a production of Spare Rib.

            Dr. Willie Parker, feminist Christian abortion provider will be on hand to sign copies of his book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. Dr. Willie Parker’s own writing about his work and philosophy can be found in a recent New York Times op-ed here. Playwright and organizer Winter Miller’s writing and background can be found here.

            Spare Rib at Judson has additional support from piece by piece productions, New Georges and MTG Experiences.

Doors open at 7:30 - Reading begins at 8:00

Suggested donation $20
*This is a fundraiser for abortion access; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

7:30 pm19:30

Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY

  • Congregation Beth Elohim & Community Bookstore

Launch party featuring a conversation with Lizz Winstead, moderated by Lisa Miller. Books will be for sale from Community Bookstore. Tickets available here.