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Radical Reproductive Justice: Howard University

  • Howard University 2400 6th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20059 United States (map)

Join Loretta Ross and Feminist Press ED Jamia Wilson for a discussion of Radical Reproductive Justice sponsored by the Howard University Department of Sociology and Criminology. 

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press and an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News, The Today Show, CNN, The Washington Post, Elle, Teen Vogue, and more.

Human and women's rights activist Loretta Ross co-founded and served as National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network that organizes women of color in the reproductive justice movement. In fact, Ross is one of the creators of the term "Reproductive Justice," which envelops human rights and social justice into one movement. In 2004, Ross served as National Co-Director of the March for Women's Lives in Washington DC. It became the largest protest march in US history with more than one million participants. Ross is the co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice and author of "The Color of Choice" chapter in Incite! Women of Color Against Violence. She has also written extensively on the history of African American women and reproductive justice activism.

About Radical Reproductive Justice:

This anthology assembles two decades’ of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, creators of the human rights-based “reproductive justice” framework to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life debates. Rooted in Black feminism and built on intersecting identities, this revolutionary framework asserts a woman's right to have children, to not have children, and to parent and provide for the children they have.

Radical Reproductive Justice closes the theory/practice gap by placing the transforming principle of reproductive justice within the working knowledge of anyone who reads it. A game changer.
— Dr. Willie Parker, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice
Radical Reproductive Justice
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