Ways Different Communities are Impacted and How They Are Bridging Movements to Fight Back
Part of Philanthropy New York's "Spotlight On Women and Girls" Series.
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The opposition to reproductive rights in this country employs many different tactics that target a variety of communities, from the criminalization of pregnant women, to promoting myths like Asian American women giving birth to more boys than girls because they are engaging in sex-selective practices.
Join us for a discussion among community and foundation leaders on the impact of this targeting of different communities, and how leading organizations in these communities are fighting back by joining forces with those leading other social justice-related movements, from immigrant rights, health reform, and those combating the war on drugs.
Speakers will discuss the implications on reproductive rights of the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case decision, which determined that for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, can refuse to provide some, or potentially all, contraceptive services in health plans offered to employees under the Affordable Care Act. And they will provide perspective on why funders who don't necessairly do grantmaking in reproductive rights and justice should care and should consider contributions that can help address reproductive rights and justice as part of broader social movement building and justice agendas.
- Local, national and global analysis, frames and strategies emerging from different reproductive rights and justice groups that link more broadly with other social justice issues and movements- and more holistically reflect women’s lived experiences.
- The current landscape – e.g. the attacks on reproductive rights in states (including PRENDA) – as well as how reproductive rights and justice issues are interlinked with criminal justice, immigration reform, and health reform, among other social movements.
- Philanthropy’s role- how the topic is relevant to foundations funding across an array of program areas, and what foundations can do.
- Alexandra DelValle, Program Officer, Groundswell Fund
- Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
- Lourdes Rivera (moderator), Program Officer, Promoting Reproductive Rights and the Right to Sexual Health, Ford Foundation
- Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
All interested funders.
8:45-9:00 AM Check-in
9:00-11:00 AM Program
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