Groundbreaking reproductive justice report examines the lives of Black women

MEDIA ADVISORY
October 23, 2017
Contact: Alexa Mauzy-Lewis, Camino PR
alexa@caminopr.com / 212-255-2575

New Voices for Reproductive Justice hosts Philadelphia report briefing in partnershie_ with In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia office of New Voices for Reproductive Justice will host a policy briefing on the new In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda report. The report, “Our Bodies, Our lives, Our Voices: The State of Black Women & Reproductive Justice,” exposes how Black women’s rights are often marginalized by political parties and offers an action plan and policy recommendations.

Attendees will learn about key policy issues on the national Black women’s reproductive justice agenda and hear from advocates and elected officials about national and statewide issues that impact the health outcomes of Black women and girls. RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided.

WHAT: Policy briefing on issues that impact the lives of Black women and girls
WHEN: Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Friends Center, MLK Room, 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHO:
• Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-192)
• Rep. Christopher Rabb (D-200)
• Marcela Howell, founder and executive director, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
• Charmaine Lang, interim executive director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice
• Erin Grant, activist

The report combines comprehensive data with the firsthand accounts of the lived experiences of Black women. It also examines the post-2016 elections criticism of “identity politics” that advocates an economic equality message focused on class to the exclusion of race and gender – and focuses on concrete actions to take to address disparities.

Members of the media, please contact Alexa Mauzy-Lewis (alexa@caminopr.com or 212-255-2575) to RSVP.

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New Voices for Reproductive Justice is o Human Rights organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls and women of color in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Since 2004, New Voices has served 50,000+ women of color through leadership development, community organizing, policy advocacy and culture change. Our priority issue areas are Reproductive Justice, LGBTQ Rights, Health Care Access, Ending Gender-Based and State Violence, Incarceration, Environmental Justice and Integrated Voter Engagement.

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national reproductive justice organization focused on lifting up the voices of Black women at the national and regional levels in our ongoing policy fight to secure reproductive justice for all women and girls. Our eight strategic partners include Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, Sisterlove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.