In late July, FWHC employees and interns attended “Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence ,” in Jacksonville Florida. The 4-day conference, organized by coalition partner SisterSong, consisted of panels, strategy sessions, and workshops about the intersection of reproductive justice and violence against women.
The event began with a reproductive justice training which included a historical overview of the movement as well as an intimate conversation with Loretta Ross in how to translate reproductive justice “theory” into “practice.” The conference ended with a march for Marissa Alexander, whose upcoming case serves as an example of how issues of reproductive oppression, racism, and partner violence affect women of color.
FWHC raised funds to attend the conference via crowdfunding. Thanks to our supporters for their generosity!