ARC Southeast helps individuals living in the South access safe, compassionate, and affordable reproductive care by offering financial and logistical support. They serve those seeking financial assistance or practical support—including rides, lodging, or escorting—in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. ARC Southeast also supports community building through advocacy, education, and leadership development, promoting their vision of a world where all Southerners have access to care and support for their reproductive health decisions without biases or barriers.
ARC Southeast initiates and encourages community involvement in the dialogue for reproductive justice by facilitating an intersectional exchange of ideas among communities, and advancing equal rights in reproductive decision-making through public advocacy.
These five talented readers will share an essay about a time they asked for help. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of bar sales will go directly to ARC Southeast.
Photo: Heather Waraska
Jessie Chaffee is the author of the novel Florence in Ecstasy (Unnamed Press, May 2017). She was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy to complete the novel and was the writer-in-residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in The Rumpus, Slice, Electric Literature, Bluestem, and Global City Review, among others. She lives in New York City and is an editor at Words Without Borders.
Jenna Dioguardi is an actor, short-fiction writer, and storyteller living in Brooklyn, NY. She recently made her Off-Broadway debut in the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning The Wolves. She has written and performed with musical-sketch-comedy group Political Subversities (The People's Improv Theater), and Jenna's original yearly holiday cabaret, A Merry Little Evening (The Duplex). Jenna is producing a film adaption of her short story, Superheroes At Your Door, directed and co-produced by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine. She earned her BFA at NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater School.
Chanice Hughes-Greenberg is a poet, Capricorn, and chic cat lady living in Bed-Stuy. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010 with a BFA in Writing and hails from upstate New York by way of Long Island. Her work has appeared in Caketrain, Correspondence, Art Observed, Packet Biweekly, Horse Less Review, and Big Lucks. She has participated in readings with The Poetry Project and Lamprophonic. She is the Membership and Direct Mail Coordinator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and drinks rosé year round. Follow her at @ohheychanice.