Press Release: Advocates for Youth to Shine a Light on Importance of Protecting Abortion Access with Innovative Projection Tour

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Contact: Margy Levinson, margy.levinson@berlinrosen.com, 646-335-0441

The 1 in 3 IllumiNation Tour Will Project Images onto Landmarks and Buildings Across the Country in States With Some of the Nation’s Most Extreme Abortion Regulations

Washington, DC—As the Supreme Court considers the most important abortion case in 20 years, Advocates for Youth is taking action, partnering with local artists and activists to literally shine a light on the importance of protecting abortion access and sharing personal abortion stories through a projection tour.

With the help of acclaimed activist and artist Robin Bell, and local partner organizations, Advocates for Youth will form light brigades, spelling out “STAND WITH 1 in 3,” and project images on buildings in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., culminating with a rally outside of the Supreme Court on June 18th.

“The 1 in 3 IllumiNation Tour will bring together activists, artists and members of the community to transform landmarks, intersections, and buildings across the country into artistic reminders that abortion touches all of our lives,” said Deb Hauser, president of Advocates for Youth. “We will reclaim the use of images that for too long have been used to silence and shame people about their abortion experiences. One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Their stories should take priority as the Supreme Court makes its decision.”

The innovative 1 in 3 IllumiNation tour will begin in Austin, Texas on June 11 and tour in the following cities:

  • Austin, TX: June 11th
  • Memphis, TN: June 13th
  • Nashville, TN: June 14th
  • Indianapolis, IND: June 15th
  • Columbus, OH: June 16th
  • Charleston, WV: June 17th
  • Washington, D.C.: June 18th

The tour is part of Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign, which shares abortion stories to highlight that abortion touches all of our lives—1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime.

About the 1 in 3 Campaign: The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth, is a grassroots movement designed to ignite a new conversation about abortion, through storytelling, to end the stigma around abortion care in America. Its mission: to ensure that abortion remains safe, legal, and affordable. For more information, please visit: www.1in3campaign.org

About Advocates for Youth: Advocates for Youth is a 501(c)3 organization that champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.