NATIONAL REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE RESILIENCE NETWORK
BIPOC women face fear, trauma, stress, and health disparities at alarming rates. We are on the front lines of social justice activism, progressive voting efforts, reproductive rights, and justice fights, and are the most likely to experience the negative impacts of policies and systems that deny our human rights and bodily autonomy and are steeped in white supremacy. Unfortunately, our overall well-being and healing is very rarely prioritized, let alone a well-funded, strategic part of liberatory work for BIPOC communities.
Only addressing our care needs and healing during the worse times of crisis is not sustainable for BIPOC women and only highlights the need to decolonize our healing and self-care.
We are emerging from a worldwide pandemic, dealing with climate crises, police brutality, and facing a post Roe world, among other issues. During these times of desperation there are opportunities to address our holistic needs, but our strategies have to include and prioritize these needs on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, it is harder to achieve this without the support and advocacy of the larger movement and funders.
We follow multiple faiths and paths, both traditional and nontraditional, and use a variety of tools for our healing and resilience, many deeply cultural. It is how we have sought a sense of empowerment, community building, and spiritual connection. This convening will bring together many of the people in this movement who are dedicated to this work personally and professionally. They are already using these tools in the struggle for liberation but it is rarely recognized or respected in regards to the larger movement work. With this convening and group of attendees we seek to make a clear, strategic effort to use this knowledge and these varied skills in a way to support liberation and
reproductive justice on a larger scale. We see that this needs to happen both with individuals and in our organizations.
If you have gifts and experience as a healer, practitioner, faith leader, self-care worker, trauma expert, or overall wellness advocate, and want to contribute your gifts for the liberation of BIPOC women and non-gender conforming folks, join our network for more info.
ENGAGE WITH US/OUR OFFERINGS:
BeREGGAE Music & Arts Festival's 3 day SELF-CARE AND HEALING SPACE
POST ROE REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE TRAINING
LUNAR CELESTIAL WORK - Reproductive Justice Resilience Project partners with SisterSong’s Kenyetta Chinwe and Shanti Moore to provide lunar, equinox, and solstice guides and rituals centered on the liberation of Black bodies.
Charity L. Woods Barnes, Founder
Reproductive Justice Resilience Project
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