Radical Reproductive Justice: A Celebration

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Radical Reproductive Justice is an essential anthology which urges readers to move beyond pro-choice/pro-life debates to embrace a human rights–based framework for reproductive freedom rooted in Black feminism. Assembling over a decade of activism and analysis and centering the voices of Indigenous women and women of color, Radical Reproductive Justice illustrates the ways in which the battle for reproductive rights is fundamentally linked to combating systemic oppression rooted in sexism and white supremacy.
Whether declaring prisons as sites of reproductive injustice (“She Doesn’t Deserve to Be Treated Like This”), drawing parallels between reproductive rights and environmental degradation (“Beyond the Trees: Stories and Strategies of Environmental and Reproductive Justice”), or discussing voluntary sterilization (“Tubes Tied, Truly Child-Free at Last!”), these uncompromising essays assert every woman’s right to bodily autonomy in a time when that message is needed more than ever. Join Charis in welcoming Dázon Dixon Diallo, Lynn Roberts, and Monica Simpson to discuss this groundbreaking anthology! This is a Charis Circe From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.

Dázon Dixon Diallo, DHL, MPH, is a national and international sexual and reproductive justice advocate, activist, and lecturer with a special focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.


Lynn Roberts has a BS in human development from Howard University and a PhD in Human Services Studies from Cornell University. The City University of New York has been her academic home since 1995, and she is currently assistant professor in the department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Prior to joining CUNY, she oversaw the development, implementation and evaluation of several prevention programs for women and youth in NYC. She has also served on the board of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Her current activism and scholarship examine the intersections of race, class and gender in adolescent dating relationships, juvenile justice and reproductive health policies; as well as the impact of models of collaborative inquiry and teaching on civic and political engagement. 


Monica Simpson, named a new civil rights leader by Essence in 2014, is a black, Southern, queer artivist and doula who serves as executive director of SisterSong, where she brings nearly two decades of grassroots organizing experience and a deep passion for human rights, birth justice, art activism, and black liberation.

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1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique Cover Image
By Loretta Ross (Editor), Erika Derkas (Editor), Whitney Peoples (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558614376
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

This anthology assembles two decades of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, creators of the human rights-based "reproductive justice" framework to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life debates.