SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Riverside LGBTQ+ Pride honors and values SisterSongs (Instagram) definition of Reproductive Justice: 

The HUMAN right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that we have the right and responsibility to represent ourselves and our communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color. 

We say their names: Toni M. Bond Leonard, Reverend Alma Crawford, Evelyn S. Field, Terri James, Bisola Marignay, Cassandra McConnell, Cynthia Newbille, Loretta Ross, Elizabeth Terry, ‘Able' Mable Thomas, Winnette P. Willis, and Kim Youngblood.

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Political Education

Reproductive Justice: CA Legislatures

Books and Articles

Documentaries, Films, and Videos

Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America 

Trans Couple Pause Transition To Become Parents (USA: Barcroft TV, 2017)

Transparent (USA: Jules Rosskam, 2005)

Amá (Navajo for Mother) from Lorna Tucker exposes the forced sterilization of thousands of Native American women by the USA Government.

Belly of the Beast tells the story of a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer who discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons.