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This month, we celebrate the power of shared experience, as we prepare for some of the toughest attacks on women’s bodily autonomy in decades. Join us each month as we seek to educate, empower & unite around reproductive health & justice.
THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER Directed by Ariel Zucker (5m.)
A video poem that celebrates resilience and community as one woman tells the story of her abortion for the first time. The film travels in real-time through the raw and heartfelt reactions from her circle of friends.
“I think the running joke for all of us was that we kept calling it THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER, but spoiler alert, it is a love letter…” ~Ariel Zucker, Director
RELIGIOUS WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS TOO, AND MANY FAITHS AFFIRM ABORTION RIGHTS.
The imminent threat to Roe v. Wade elicited significant concern from many religious communities, and an amicus brief to the Supreme Court signed onto by Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, Sikh and other groups reflects a challenge to the dominant narrative that religions are anti-abortion. >
A REPRODUCTIVE-RIGHTS ACTIVIST EXPLAINS THE REALITIES OF ABORTION FOR LATINA WOMEN
“Given the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to stand, I think white feminists are now seeing what Black and brown and Indigenous feminists have been saying from the very beginning: the Court is not going to protect our rights. They’re not going to make abortion access available to us.” >
FBI WARNS ABORTION PROVIDER OF THREAT TO KIDNAP HER DAUGHTER
An anti-abortion group supported by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is inviting threats to health providers. The group behind that ad, Right to Life Michiana, publishes a list of abortion providers and where they work on its web site—a move that invites threats and harassment. >
Shout Your Abortion is a collection of photos, essays, and creative work inspired by the movement of the same name, a template for building new communities of healing, and a call to action. Since SYA’s inception, people all over the country begun sharing stories and organizing in a range of ways: making art, hosting comedy shows, creating abortion-positive clothing, altering billboards, and starting conversations that had never happened before.
We Testify is an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions, increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere, and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care.
CNT Productionspushes boundaries in the name of social justice. No topic is taboo and they strive to make the most difficult conversations digestible through humor, performing arts, and open discussion. CNT is comprised of artists who write, act, dance, produce and direct works of poetry, comedy, and drama.
rePRO is a program of mama.film, a 501(c)3 cinematic arts organization, where storytellers, changemakers and nurturers come together to champion humanity through a maternal gaze.
Through film and conversation, rePRO advocates for reproductive health, justice, and bodily autonomy. We lift intersectional issues, using the power of storytelling as a catalyst for knowledge, intention, and action.