The origin of the phrase "women of color"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Via Kalpana Krishnamurthy, Western States Center

To celebrate Black History Month, we are happy to share with you a couple of video clips of Loretta Ross, co-founder and national coordinator of SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. In the first clip, she speaks on the origin and implications of the term “women of color”:

On January 28th, participants of the Western State Center and EMERJ's Groundwork cohort had a chance to dialogue with Loretta and learn from SisterSong’s successful organizing efforts to halt House Bill 1155 (the Sex and Race Selection Bill). HB 1155 was a horrendous attack on women of color to limit access to their reproductive rights. In the second clip, Loretta speaks about this and “the beauty of reproductive justice”:

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