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Katha Pollitt explains how to Reclaim Abortion
Apr24

Katha Pollitt explains how to Reclaim Abortion

In these short excerpts taken from an interview with Rose Aguillar, noted writer Katha Pollitt talks about reclaiming the word “PRO,”using a Reproductive Justice framework, distorted media coverage and how lack of access to abortion healthcare in Texas is forcing women to cross boarder for dangerous alternatives. Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation magazine and a feminist essayist, poet, critic and a Puffin Foundation...

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Loretta Ross on Trust Black Women and the fight for Reproductive Justice
Apr09

Loretta Ross on Trust Black Women and the fight for Reproductive Justice

When such a racialized strategy is used to weaken the prochoice movement, as an African American women I felt the best people to respond would be the black women who were under attack. For over 20 years Loretta J. Ross has been fighting for the rights of women of color. As a co-founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective she organized women of color in the reproductive justice movement and was one of the...

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What can Nick Cannon and Nicki Minaj teach us about abortion?
Apr06

What can Nick Cannon and Nicki Minaj teach us about abortion?

  One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, yet in pop culture accurate portrayals of real people’s stories are rare. In this special interview, two reproductive justice advocates listen and discuss two songs: Nick Cannon’s ‘Can I Live?’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Autobiography’, and ask: what messages are pop songs sending about reproductive health issues? Featuring: Alicia...

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Investigating #Reprorights in Mexico
Mar26

Investigating #Reprorights in Mexico

In March 2015, I traveled to Mexico to continue my reporting on reproductive justice issues that I began with Making Contact in 2014. Before heading to the Yucatan, I met with Project Luz students from Nezahualcoyotl. Karen, one of my former photojournalism and radio reporting students was able to collaborate with me as I traveled through three communities in the Yucatan. Here are some photos from the trip and look for the show to air...

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Women Rising 27: Ann Lopez on the reality of farm workers in the US and Mexico
Mar03

Women Rising 27: Ann Lopez on the reality of farm workers in the US and Mexico

Download We follow Dr. Ann Aurelia Lopez as she shows us the reality of farm workers’ lives in the United States and Mexico. Dr. Lopez founded the Center for Farmworker Families in Watsonville, California. Featuring:    Dr. Ann Aurelia Lopez, founder and director of the Center for Farmworker Families  Women farmworkers Host: Sandina Robbins Producers: Lynn Feinerman, Antonio Ortiz More information Women Rising Radio Center for...

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Storytelling fellow Rochelle Robinson on normalized violence against black women.
Feb23

Storytelling fellow Rochelle Robinson on normalized violence against black women.

I am a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. My experience informs my narrative and the perspective I plan to bring to this project as the new Community Storytelling Radio Fellowship – about how it feels to be Black, female, often economically disadvantaged, and at a disproportionately high risk of physical and sexual violence. These stories rarely make it into mainstream media; our lives and our deaths get no attention...

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