Reproductive Justice Workshops

Nurturing Justice offers an overview of reproductive justice as defined by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective: “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.” There will be a look at the historical context of reproductive justice, and discussion of the impact of past policies and practices on reproductive rights and choices. Participants will have time to consider their own values and beliefs about parenting, adoption, and abortion with an in-depth examination of adoption as a choice for individuals and families.  There will be time spent on comprehensive exploration of Black maternal health care, abortion, including its history, legal status, and the personal experiences of those who have chosen this option. We explore the current challenges and issues related to reproductive justice, such as disparities in Black Maternal health care, support for the doula movement, access to healthcare, contraception, and sex education using group activities and case studies to better understand the real-world implications of reproductive justice advocacy.