Reproductive justice is about human rights, including the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. This week at the United Nations, South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini focused on reproductive justice as a global framework.
The All* Above All Be Bold Road Trip stopped in Philadelphia on September 9 at Love Park, a symbol of great pride to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. However, as low-income families and women in the city have experienced, the motto certainly isn’t a reflection of the city’s stewardship to communities in need.
There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.
Obama’s failure to take executive action on immigration reform by the end of the summer is just the latest in a string of his broken promises on this issue.
More than 40 years later, the Kerner Report proves to be prescient in its observations about unchecked police power, problematic in its embrace of notions of Black pathology, and simultaneously hard and soft on white racism.
Advocates are calling on President Obama and the Department of Justice for full accountability for the death Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teen shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for systemic changes to discriminatory police practices nationwide.
There can be no reproductive justice for all until the state-sanctioned murder of Black youth in this country is addressed.
Among other things, Ferguson shows us that systemic racial injustice persists, often with “states’ rights” or “local rights” as justification.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
The bill was introduced early this year after the Center for Investigative Reporting found that women in California prisons were being sterilized under potentially illegal circumstances.