On Wednesday, April 14, Reproaction partnered with the Reale Justice Network and cosponsors Uzazi Village and Jamaa Birth Village to host a training on how reproductive justice can be used as a civic engagement framework. More specifically, as a part of Black Maternal Health Week, which is annually April 11-17, this training was about how electoral politics can be used to prioritize Black maternal health, and thus, Black families and communities. More efforts must go into working across movement spaces in general, and this training is a good place to start for those interested in both reproductive justice and electoral politics.
We all watched the decades of hard work from organizations that include the New Georgia Project culminate into more progressive outcomes. Therefore, Toni Watkins, the Deputy Director of Reproductive Justice at the New Georgia Project, was the perfect person to lead the training.
Though this training targeted folks in Missouri, people from across the country joined in and contributed to what ended up being a fruitful training and discussion. The first 35 minutes includes introductions, cosponsor information, and the training. The next 40 minutes is the audience Q&A, and the last 15 minutes is information on how to support the cosponsors and other Black led organizations in Missouri.
You can check out the training here.
Also, please consider donating because your donations help us offer free trainings while continuing to work toward increasing access to abortion and advancing reproductive justice.
Reproaction is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or oppose candidates for political office. Views expressed by webinar panelists should not be construed to reflect the stances of the organization.