From what I saw and experienced as a participant at the event, there is a place in movement work for celebrities who genuinely care about the cause for which they are advocating.
What does it mean to be “pro-choice?” “Pro-choice” is a political worldview in which women are equal actors and full participants in society and every born child is a wanted, loved, cared-for child.
This year, we asked members of the community of RH Reality Check to share with us–and you–their heroines and heroes for 2010… those people who have worked to promote sexual and reproductive justice, environmental justice, women’s human rights and the rights of LGBT persons. Just to be clear: This was not a contest and we did not intend to “choose” among these amazing people; rather we intended to recognize them all, as they were submitted by their colleagues.
Below are brief profiles of the people recognized by our colleagues, and the names of those who submitted them. The names appear in alphabetical order.
We give a special thanks to all the heroines and heroes working for rights and justice everywhere, and thank each of them, whether named here or not.