Do You Have What it Takes to be a Reproductive Justice Leader?

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Reproductive Justice Leader?In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is thrilled to announce that the 2020-2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship Application is now open! The Next Generation Leadership Institute is a paid two-year fellowship conducted during the nine-month academic school year. The Institute serves as a formal pipeline for training students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to become Reproductive Justice leaders.

The Next Generation Leadership Institute is seeking applicants for the 2020-2022 cohort. We are looking for students who are interested in maximizing their leadership potential while developing knowledge and skills in the following core competencies:

  • Advocacy
  • Strategic Communications
  • Movement Building

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda has cultivated nine fearless student leaders from five HBCU’s across the nation through the inaugural 2018-2020 cohort. During their tenure as Next Generation Leadership Institute fellows, these students have developed engaging programs that have addressed an array of topics uplifting Reproductive Justice, received strategic communication training, and learned tips on how to mobilize on their campuses. Two of our Next Generation Leadership fellows share highlights about their experience:

“Some of the highlights of the fellowship have been making lifelong friends and support systems with like-minded women. When we first met each other, it was like we knew each other for years! I have gained sisters in the Next Generation program. As well as became a better advocate for others and myself. The Next Generation program opened my eyes to a new kind of activism and was an experience that I will hold close to my heart forever!” – Shamya Hutchinson, Lincoln University

“The Next Generation Leadership Institute inaugural cohort has opened my eyes and heart to the Reproductive Justice movement. I’ve had the privilege to travel to [Washington] D.C. twice a year for extensive Reproductive Justice training, interned as a policy intern for Black Women for Wellness located in Los Angeles, California, and most recently facilitated a workshop at the Creating Change Conference in Dallas, Texas. The greatest experience thus far, is being empowered by other Black women. I have truly found my passion and will continue working as a Reproductive Justice advocate fighting to relieve the injustices Black women face daily.” – Kaylan Tanner, Dillard University

Help us spread the word that the 2020-2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship Application is open. Here are a few ways you can amplify the message:

  • Get social and post the flyer and link for the application on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
  • Inform students leaders that the Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship 2020-2022 application is open now until April 30, 2020.