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When Your Back’s Against the Wall, You Gotta Dance: On the Frontlines of Reproductive Justice

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Staff of the New Orleans Womens Health Clinic. Source: INCITE!

Staff of the New Orleans Women's Health Clinic. Source: INCITE!

Women across the nation are struggling with access to quality comprehensive reproductive health services. The women hit hardest are the ones who can least afford it, particularly poor and homeless women, young women and women of color. But solutions are coming–as women’s health issues continue to become more integrated into the overall social justice conversation. Eveline Shen from Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice speaks about the reproductive justice movement, and we’ll hear about community-based work in San Francisco, Denver and New Orleans.

This program is made possible in part by The Reproductive Justice Fund at the Tides Foundation.

Featuring:

Eveline Shen, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice executive director.

Segment 1: Homeless Prenatal Project

Laura Cooper, HPP client; Antoinette Fort, HPP Family Case Manager; Martha Ryan, HPP executive director; Sarena Saeed, HPP volunteer center coordinator; Nancy Frappier, HPP Training and Wellness Center coordinator.

Segment 2: New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic

Shana Griffin, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative interim executive director and Incite! New Orleans member; Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic medical director; Mandisa Moore, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative member; Monique, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic family nurse practitioner; Lanora, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic office manager; Shelanda, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic patient.

Segment 3: Unintended Consequences

Felicia Barajas, teen mom; Jocelyn Martinez, Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership program director; Lori Casillas, Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention executive director; Selene Garcia, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition program manager; Jacy Montoya, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights executive director; Diane Amaya, ninth grader at Lincoln High School, Latinas of Vision member; Diana Carrillo, mother of Diane Amaya; Diana Morelos, godmother to Brenda; Roque Alvarez, an 8th grade student in Latinas of Vision.

Making Contact Crew:

Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Producers: Grace Hood, Elena Botkin-Levy, Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
RJ coordinator: Elena Botkin-Levy
Intern: Aubrey Green

Bonus Audio:

Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic medical director
128k broadcast-quality mp3

Shana Griffin, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative interim executive director and Incite! New Orleans member
128k broadcast-quality mp3

Mandisa Moore, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative member
128k broadcast-quality mp3

Narda Hernandez, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic Spanish interpreter
128k broadcast-quality mp3

Monique , New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic family nurse practitioner
128k broadcast-quality mp3

For more information:

Women’s Health and Justice Initiative – New Orleans, LA

INCITE! – Redmond, WA

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunities and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) – Denver, CO

Homeless Prenatal Program – San Francisco, CA

Partnering organizations:

Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) – Oakland, CA

Different Avenues – Washington, DC

Exhale – Oakland, CA

Generations Ahead – Oakland, CA

Kalpulli Izkalli – Albuquerque, NM

National Advocates for Pregnant Women – New York, NY

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center – Lake Andes, SD

National Health Law Program – Los Angeles, CA

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice – Washington, DC

SPARK reproductive rights now – Atlanta, GA

Western States Center

For additional information:

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Colorado Health Foundation – Denver, CO

Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention (COAPPP) – Denver, CO

Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition – Westminster, CO

Denver Area Youth Services – Denver, CO

Denver Public Schools – Denver, CO

Denver School Based Health Centers – Denver, CO

Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership – Denver, CO

Girls, Inc. Denver – Denver, CO

Homeless Resource Center

National Center on Family Homelessness – Newton Centre, MA

National Coalition for the Homeless – Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – Denver, CO

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Washington, DC

San Francisco 2007 Homeless Count – San Francisco, CA

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Author: Kwan

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