Reproductive and racial justice - free training by SIsterSong Aug. 10-14

July 30, 2020 6:52 AM | Anonymous


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Join SisterSong for a week long summer institute that is sure to activate and mobilize attendees in the fight for our collective liberation.


About this Event


Join SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective for The Reproductive Justice Primer: A Summer Institute to learn from some of the leading organizers, thinkers and movement-builders about the origins of the Reproductive Justice framework, how to disrupt white supremacy in support of Reproductive Justice and the intersections of faith, religion and Reproductive Justice.


In 1994 twelve Black women coined the term, Reproductive Justice, and created the framework by which people of color could fight for their human rights, particularly the right to have a child, the right to not have a child, the right to raise children in safe environments, and the right to bodily autonomy and to live free of all oppression. More than 25 years later, amidst a global health pandemic, economic instability and social uprisings, the Reproductive Justice movement can provide the analysis, tools and models to build power and transform our communities that center the needs and wellbeing of communities of color.

Launched in 2016, the “Collective Voices” webinar series focuses on education and mobilization at the intersection of reproductive justice and other movements and issues. This project builds off SisterSong’s “Collective Voices” newsletter and political education sessions. The goal is to bring together groundbreaking and innovative leaders to share lessons and discuss ways that we can make a difference in advancing reproductive justice.

Schedule for the Week of August 10 – 14, 2020


The institute will be virtual from 3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST daily.


○ Day 1: An Introduction to Reproductive Justice

A conversation about the origins of Reproductive Justice the Framework and the Movement.

Christian Adams, Membership & Development Coordinator/Lead Trainer at SisterSong

Loretta Ross, Founding Mother of Reproductive Justice


○ Day 2: Building an Intergenerational Movement

Education for folks across social justice movements that will strengthen leadership for building intergenerational synergy.

Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong

Luz Marina Rodriguez, Founder and Principal consultant of Visionary Allies

La’Tasha D. Mayes, President & CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Jennifer Wang, Deputy Director of Programs at NAPAWF

Armonte Butler, LGBTQ Health & Rights Program Manager at Advocates for Youth


○ Day 3: Practices for Disrupting White Supremacy Culture

Tools and strategies for starting conversations, to disrupt the ways white supremacy shows up in your community.

Christian Adams, Membership & Development Coordinator/Lead Trainer at SisterSong

Rev. Lyndsey Godwin,


○ Day 4: Strategies for Southern State Based Organizing

Tools and strategies for organizing in the south and the potential for policy change

LaKia Williams, Activist Service Corp Intern at SisterSong

Danielle Rodriguez, Georgia State Coordinator at SisterSong

Maya Hart, North Carolina State Coordinator at SisterSong

Chanelle Helm, Kentucky State Consultant at SisterSong


○ Day 5: A Black Womanist Theological Perspective on Reproductive Justice

A conversation with Black Womanist and Liberation Theologians

Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Amplify Project Coordinator at SisterSong

Dr. Toni M. Bond, Board Chair of Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice


*If you miss this event no worries. Members will have access to session recordings. So if you are not a member please head over to our website at www.sistersong.net and become a member today.


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