“Let’s Talk About Sex!”, Intersectional Feminism, and Centering Women of Color in Reproductive Justice
In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, the national, Southern-based, and women of color focused organization SisterSong will host their third annual Let’s Talk About Sex! Conference at the Hyatt Regency Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 5th to October 8th.
SisterSong: The National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective began in 1997 as a coalition of sixteen organizations involving women of color from Native American, African-American, Latina, and Asian-American communities. These individuals and organizations recognized a need to center the voices of women of color in reproductive justice work and to ground their activism and advocacy in other social justice movements, intersectionality theory, and the principles of the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
image from Jessica Xiao’s article “The White Feminism of the Women’s March is Still on My Mind”, ExtraNewsfeed
For more information about the conference, SisterSong as an organization, or to donate to their work, please visit http://www.sistersong.net.
by Amber Thorpe
Amber is a senior at Tulane University studying Anthropology & Political Science.