SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that they have the right and responsibility to represent themselves and their communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.
SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; their purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
AS THE NATIONAL, WOMEN OF COLOR RJ COLLECTIVE, SISTERSONG’S ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS ARE TO:
Support the expansion of Reproductive Justice into other social justice movements.
Train the next generation of feminists/activists on the evolution of the RJ framework, centering on The International Declaration of Human Rights.
Create spaces for their movement leaders and organizations to engage in continual professional and organizational development toward the sustainability and longevity of RJ work.
Provide a platform for their movement to work together collaboratively on shared policy and advocacy goals for the advancement of RJ.See more