Reproductive Justice: Beyond the Abortion Debate

Unitarian Universalist Women of Akron hosts a Community Discussion

Reproductive Justice represents a shift from a narrower focus on legal access and individual choice (the focus of mainstream organizations) to a broader analysis of racial, economic, cultural, and structural constraints.

Deb Lemire, advocate for women and member of the UU Women’s Association, will lead a panel presentation and discussion on Reproductive Justice and what role we as a community play.  Speakers will include Chris Link, Executive Director of ACLU Ohio,  Aalia Haque a volunteer with CAIR and Taba Aleem of Planned Parenthood and New Voice Cleveland, a grassroots organization for, led by and about women of color.

Reproductive Justice addresses the social reality of inequality across gender and cultural lines, specifically, the inequality of opportunities that we have to control our reproductive destiny. Our options for making choices have to be safe, affordable and accessible, three minimal cornerstones of government support for all individual life decisions.

Join the discussion Saturday, October 25, 9:30-11:30 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron at 3300 Morewood Rd, Akron, across from Summit Mall.  For more info email uuwaakron@gmail.com.

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