Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen & Sammy Lyon : The 40th Anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade comes at a time when the right to an abortion is being whittled away state by state. Access is more limited than ever, racial and ethnic disparities in reproductive health outcomes are widening. What’s next?
It’s also a good time to talk about Reproductive Health & Justice, beyond Roe & mainstream political and legislatively-focused organizations. Community activists are establishing grassroots reproductive justice networks. They’re founding, leading, and fundraising for abortion funds. They’re running conferences in red states. They’re staffing post-abortion support talk-lines and becoming full-spectrum doulas. And they’re mapping the intersections between their reproductive justice work, their woman of color and queer identities, and class issues.
Four L.A. based activists join us for lively dialog about their work beyond Roe v Wade: Gabriela Valle of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Janette Robinson Flint of Black Women for Wellness, Mary Beth Blakey of LA for Choice, and Joyce Schor of the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP.)
And, what does it mean to be a radical doula? Miriam Zoila Perez, author of ‘The Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support’ and Pati Garcia aka Chula Doula, initiator of the Shodhini Institute, talk gender, abortion, and why checking out your cervix makes you a better doula. They’ll tell us how they bring a radical lens to doula work and work towards sexual health liberation in queer, trans and communities of color.
All this on Tuesday at 3pm. This is what Feminism Sounds Like!