We Have a Vision: Louisiana Reproductive Justice Day at the Capitol
Join Women with a Vision, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, and Power Coalition as we take our demands for reproductive justice to the capitol!
We know that it is absolutely essential that every birthing person be able to determine if or when they reproduce. But our fight is about so much more than that. As defined by our partner In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, Reproductive Justice (RJ) means the human right to control our sexuality, our gender, our work, and our reproduction. That right can only be achieved when all women, girls, and birthing people have the complete economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, our families, and our communities in all areas of our lives.
At the core of Reproductive Justice is the belief that all birthing people have:
- the right to have children;
- the right to not have children and;
- the right to nurture the children we have in a safe and healthy environment.
True reproductive justice requires as end to the criminalization Black women, LGBTQ+ communities, poor folks, sex workers, and those at the margins too often face. Reproductive justice means safe and affordable housing for all. It would mean real, concrete climate action that would address the outsized impact climate disaster and environmental racism have on Black people, Indigenous folks, and people of color. In a world with reproductive justice, every one could decide whether or not to have children and those who decide to have children would be sure that their communities were safe, their schools were exceptional, their right to vote would be protected, and they would always have access to the healthcare they need.
Black feminists and world builders have envisioned a future where reproductive justice is a reality. Join us at the capitol and share that vision with our lawmakers.
RSVP today to join us at the capitol Monday, May 1.
***Important: Please indicate t-shirt size, dietary restrictions, and whether or not you’ll need transportation (one-way or round trip options available) when prompted on the tickets screen.***
7:30 a.m. Depart from City Park in New Orleans
9:15 a.m. Rally and press conference
10:00 a.m. Meetings and legislative trainings
11:15 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Depart from the capitol