Editor Lynn Roberts and contributors Dazon Dixon Diallo and Monica Simpson discuss the groundbreaking anthology Radical Reproductive Justice at Charis Books!
Dázon Dixon Diallo, DHL, MPH, is a national and international sexual and reproductive justice advocate, activist, and lecturer with a special focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Lynn Roberts has a BS in human development from Howard University and a PhD in Human Services Studies from Cornell University. The City University of New York has been her academic home since 1995, and she is currently assistant professor in the department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Prior to joining CUNY, she oversaw the development, implementation and evaluation of several prevention programs for women and youth in NYC. She has also served on the board of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Her current activism and scholarship examine the intersections of race, class and gender in adolescent dating relationships, juvenile justice and reproductive health policies; as well as the impact of models of collaborative inquiry and teaching on civic and political engagement.
Monica Simpson, named a new civil rights leader by Essence in 2014, is a black, Southern, queer artivist and doula who serves as executive director of SisterSong, where she brings nearly two decades of grassroots organizing experience and a deep passion for human rights, birth justice, art activism, and black liberation.
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.