The Racist Roots of Reproductive Rights in America

1. Reflection Questions

How does learning the history of reproductive rights in the US relate to you or someone you know today? 

Why is it important to understand reproductive rights from the perspectives of multiple identities? 

2. Take Action

Get involved. There are several organizations throughout Los Angeles County that have joined together to fight for reproductive justice for self-identified women and trans folks. Among them, many focus on speaking to the specific needs of different racial and cultural communities. Find out which organizations are relevant to you by exploring the members of the Los Angeles Coalition for Reproductive Justice.  If you’re more interested in working on a specific campaign, check out the coalitions active campaigns.

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3. Healing + Resilience

Make connections. Finding a community to learn with is a great way to build your skills as a community leader and meet others who you are invested in building a more just future with you. The Advocates for Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council is a group of young womxn of color activists who are working to advance reproductive justice issues in their local communities. To get involved in the Collective, visit their website and find the next application window!

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