Celebrating Women’s Voices Beyond Politics of Choice with Loretta Ross

The Centre for Women & Trans People presents:
Celebrating Women’s Voices
Beyond Politics of Choice with Loretta Ross

and respondents:
Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Join us for a discussion about Reproductive Justice as its deep connections to environmental racism and poverty. Reproductive justice is more than just a stance on abortion and access to abortion, but also about access to healthcare, education, social services and the capacity to have choice.

Loretta J. Ross is a Visiting Associate Professor at Hampshire College in Women’s Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year teaching “White Supremacy in the Age of Trump.” She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012, a network founded in 1997 of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. She is one of the creators of the term “Reproductive Justice” coined by African American women in 1994 following the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt.

She is a nationally-recognized trainer on using the transformative power of Reproductive Justice to build a Human Rights movement that includes everyone. Ms. Ross is an expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, and violence against women. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements. 



Friday, March 16, 2018
LIB072, Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street Dundas Street West

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: www.CWV2018.eventbrite.ca



ASL Interpretation is provided.

The organisers strives to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all of its members. If we require any accommodations to ensure your participation, please email equity@rsuonline.ca.

This event will operate under the Ryerson Students’ Union Equity Statement and as an explicitly pro-choice space, anyone found in violation of this statement and subsequent policies may be asked to leave.


Event Organisers:
– Centre for Women and Trans People – Ryerson
– Racialised Students’ Collective
– Ryerson Students’ Union – RSU
– Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR)
– Unifor Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy

Event Sponsors:
– Office of the President
– Office of the Vice-Provost Students
– Office of Vice-President Equity & Community inclusion
– Ryerson Science Society
– Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
– Faculty of Community Services 

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