Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice as Human Rights

Loretta Ross is an expert on women’s issues, racism, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this transforms social change. She is a nationally-recognized women's rights and human rights leader.

Ross is the co-author (with Rickie Solinger) of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, as well as  Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice.  She has written extensively on the history of African American women and reproductive justice activism and appears regularly in major media outlets about the issues of our day.

She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator, from 2005 to 2012, of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement.

A rape survivor, Ross was forced to raise a child born of incest, and is a survivor of sterilization abuse. She is a model of how to survive and thrive despite the traumas that disproportionately affect low-income women of color. She is a nationally-recognized trainer on using the transformative power of Reproductive Justice to build a Human Rights movement that includes everyone.



Tuesday, April 3 at 4:15pm

Griffin Hall, Room 3

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Africana Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Davis Center, Health Services

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