At the Crossroads of Economic and Reproductive Justice

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the intersection between women’s reproductive health and economic empowerment. The U.S. political environment is shifting under the Trump-Pence administration and the anti-choice majority in Congress. Women’s health and rights are under full attack with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, further restrict access to abortion, and confirm an anti-choice Supreme Court justice.

Women’s ability to contribute to the economic productivity of the nation depends on an economic agenda that articulates reproductive justice as an integral aspect of women’s multifaceted lives. This panel will discuss intentional efforts toward integrating reproductive health, rights, and justice into a woman-centered economic agenda, increasing women’s overall quality of life, and advancing the American economy.

Opening remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Lisa D. Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University
Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Silvia Henriquez, Co-Director, All* Above All
Loretta Ross, former National Coordinator and Co-Founder, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Monica Simpson, Executive Director, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress


1333 H Street, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Additional information

Coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m.


Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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