Past GWS Events

2017 Women's Heritage Month Lecture/Celebration: Loretta Ross

  • Dates: 13 – 13 Mar, 2017

2017 Women's Heritage Month Lecture/Celebration: Loretta Ross, When Does Feminism Serve White Supremacy: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump. 

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Loretta Ross is a longtime African American feminist activist and leader who has organized, lectured and written extensively on reproductive justice issues, human rights, racism, white supremacy in the U.S. She is the former director of the first rape crisis center in the U.S. in the 1970s, co-director of the historic 2004 March for Women’s Lives and served in key leadership roles with the organizations SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the Center for Democratic Renewal/National Anti-Klan Network, the National Center for Human Rights Education, and the National Black Women’s Health Project. She is the co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice (South End Press, 2004), co-editor (with Rickie Solinger) of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (University of California Press, March 2017) and SisterSong Anthology: Radical Reproductive Justice (Feminist Press, November 2017). She is currently writing a book on African American women in the abortion rights movement entitled We Always Resist.

Hosted by the Women's Leadership and Resource Center and co-sponsored by Gender and Women's Studies