Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President Marcela Howell…
Be sure to include In Our Own Voice on your #GIVINGTUESDAY list
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, a national/state partnership to lift up the voices of Black women leaders, is encouraging supporters of women’s, civil and human rights to remember Black women on #GIVINGTUESDAY. While there are many organizations doing good work, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda makes the case for giving support to organizations led by and for Black women.
“Progressive people of all colors should support Black women — we have been at the forefront of every social justice movement in America,” said In Our Own Voice President Marcela Howell. “Civil rights, workers’ rights, women’s suffrage, economic justice, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, voting rights and more — Black women have been and continue to be leaders paving the road toward freedom. And we need your continued support on #GIVINGTUESDAY.”
Howell points to the long list of Black women leaders the organization has honored during Women’s History and Black History Months, with its #WHENBLACKWOMENLEAD and #IAMAVOTER campaigns. The campaigns spotlight not only the past leadership of Black women, but also the integral role Black women are playing in building today’s resistance. Howell says that the Reproductive Justice movement, in particular, is making the breakthroughs needed to efforts by the Trump administration and its supporters to overturn hard-won rights.
“Reproductive Justice is the only justice movement based on an intersectional approach to dismantling oppression. We don’t live our lives in silos, we don’t experience injustice in silos, and it is only logical that we cannot successfully fight for our rights in silos,” said Howell. “That’s why I encourage everyone to invest in our movement — in our work — by making their #GIVINGTUESDAY donation to In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda.”
“Black women’s leadership shines every day in communities around the country, the halls of Congress and in organizations fighting for justice and equality,” said Howell. “Join us!”
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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.