The Third Wave Foundation launched the first annual National Week of Action for Reproductive Justice on Wednesday. The Third Wave Foundation with the Reproductive Justice Network will be holding events all over the country throughout the week to reach out to the public about reproductive justice.
The Reproductive Justice Network has posted a video on Youtube titled "What is Reproductive Justice?" Organizations like Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), New Voices Pittsburgh, Miami International Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Adocacy (MI-LOLA), Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER), Sistas on the Rise, and the Young Women’s Empowerment Project are hosting activities in cities across the US. A list of events is available at the Third Wave Foundation blog.
The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat.
Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St. . . .