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#LiveYourPower: Support RJ Week of Action

Reproductive Justice Week of Action Is Underway!

In Our Own Voice: the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is once again leading a Reproductive Justice Week of Action, August 26 – September 1. In Our Own Voice and its strategic partners, which include several of RWV’s regional coordinators, are determined to create a world in which reproductive rights are married to social justice. RWV encourages everyone to support RJ Week of Action events. Black women leaders will lead a national Twitter chat today (Wednesday) at 2pm EST to highlight their activism for reproductive justice. Follow them, and join in, by using the hashtags #LivingOurPower #RJWOA19.

In Our Own Voice is also sponsoring many local RJ week of action events including activities organized by our Raising Women’s Voices regional coordinators in Louisiana, Women With a Vision; Texas, The Afiya Center; Tennessee, SisterReach; and Pennsylvania, New Voices Pittsburgh.  Each of the partner organizations will host unique events, such as town halls and community forums. The goal is to bring together activists, state legislative champions and community members to celebrate our accomplishments and discuss pressing reproductive justice issues.

In Texas, The Afiya Center will be hosting a forum at Dallas City Hall to speak out against the repeal of the ACA. They will have several speakers discussing how the repeal of the ACA will affect Black women's lives in Dallas, Texas. On Thursday, join Executive Director Marsha Jones, Policy Director Deneen Robinson, and State Representative Shawn Theirry for a power panel (photo at right) on Reproductive Justice and Black Women.

SisterReach kicked off the week by hosting their Reproductive Justice at the Intersection awards banquet where they honored local leaders. SisterReach will also host a community discussion about abortion restrictions and how Black women can protect themselves. On Friday and Saturday, SisterReach will be hosting a Reproductive Justice and Faith Training.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), one of RWV’s co-founders, hosted college students primarily from historically Black colleges and universities to engage with policy experts and members of Congress on the issue of reproductive justice. BWHI, with its partners, organized a trip to Capitol Hill, where the students discussed the importance of reproductive health services with Congress.

BWHI will also host a timely Real Talk Real Women discussion on developing healthy self-respect and healthy relationships as Black women and girls in Atlanta, GA.  BWHI will convene reproductive justice advocates, college and high school students, mentors and community leaders for an insightful, action-based discussion.

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