Reproductive Justice Resilience Project is an emerging Black-founded, women-led, national RJ organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. RJRP prioritizes and supports the resiliency, healing, self-care, and holistic work that speaks to the soul and spirit of BIPOC women. BIPOC people have always been under attack, but these tumultuous times have brought a pandemic, killing of Black bodies, political unrest, and rapid climate change, just to name a few. We have always resisted and been on the front lines in defense of our lives. We are called and counted on to do the heavy lifting without a second thought to the toll it takes on us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The truth is that we are often made to feel guilty for simply caring for ourselves and others, and so many have internalized that guilt. This is not healthy nor sustainable. To operate in this capitalist, patriarchal society that is deeply rooted in white supremacy, we have to connect to what is inherent in us but also look at innovative approaches to how that care is mirrored in our immediate environment and community. This has to be part of the work and we have to model the care and attention to our whole selves that we want to receive.
RJRP will work on RJ issues that impact our spirits and ability to show up in heightened circumstances, not just for the work and other people, but for ourselves. We believe in the Sankofa spirit of connecting to what is inherit and bringing it forth to create tools and build capacity to tackle modern and current crises and issues. RJRP envisions BIPOC women being wholly nourished in a reality where we are constantly pouring out without replenishment. RJRP will work to create a world where the health, healing, self-care, and love for BIPOC people are given the space to develop and be supported as critical and core work to the reproductive justice movement.
Charity L. Woods Barnes, Founder
This area will showcase art exhibits that focus on upliftment and education. This area will also be the location of the Lake Clara stage as well as our invite-only behind- the-scenes walkthrough and mixer held on the Thursday evening before the festival. Reproductive Justice Resilience Project is an emerging Black-founded, women-led, national RJ organization based in Atlanta, Ga. RJRP prioritizes and supports the resiliency, healing, self-care, and holistic work that speaks to the soul and spirit of Black and Indigenous Women of Color.
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