Living Up to Our Values to Build a Healthier, More Sustainable Movement

The reproductive health, rights and justice movements envision a world where each person manages their health, life and families with dignity and without obstacles. This is our vision, but when we look at how we run our organizations or how we treat each other, we often see that we are not living up to our values. This unactualized vision for health and dignity combines with racism and other systems of oppression in our movements--making it difficult to sustain the health of advocates or organizations. During this session, facilitators will lead a conversation that centers individual experiences, examines the specific needs and experiences of women of color and women of color led organizations, and develops ideas about how to create real change. We must ensure self-care, support and respect for individuals in order to cultivate a healthier, more sustainable movement.

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