Past Event

Undivided Rights

Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

Undivided Rights
Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice

May 16, 2005
Undivided Rights presents a fresh and textured understanding of the reproductive rights movement by placing the experiences, priorities, and activism of women of color in the foreground. Using historical research, original organizational case studies, and personal interviews, the authors illuminate how women of color have led the fight to control their own bodies and reproductive destinies. Undivided Rights articulates a holistic vision for reproductive freedom.

Video & Resources
• Introduction: Video
• Loretta J. Ross: Video
• Marlene Gerber Fried: Video
• Jael Silliman: Video
• Q&A Session: Video
• First Chapter: Full text

Note: All video provided in QuickTime (MPEG-4)  format.

Marlene Gerber Fried is the Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College where she is also Professor of Philosophy. She is a longtime activist in the reproductive rights movement. She sits on the board and was the founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF).
Loretta J. Ross is the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, a network founded in 1997 of 70 women of color and allied organizations that work on reproductive health issues. She is an expert on human rights, women’s issues, diversity issues, hate groups and right-wing organizations.
Jael Silliman has been an activist in the U.S. and international women’s health and reproductive rights movements. She was an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa, and is now Program Officer for Reproductive Rights in the Human Rights Unit at the Ford Foundation.