Excerpt: Reflections from the Strong Families Summit

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paris Hatcher of Spark RJ Now & Miriam Z. Perez
at the Summit

by Nina Jacinto

Miriam Zoila Pérez lives in Brooklyn where she is a writer, doula, and more. On her website, she reflects on the first annual Strong Families Summit:
What I like about their work is the attempt to build a big tent that can hold all of the issues that impact the health and well-being of families. While centered on a reproductive justice frame, the work goes even broader than that, encompassing many issues that I feel are central to my political vision. Everything from birth activism to LGBT families to environmental concerns to racial justice. Reproductive justice can hold all of this as well, but something about using language that seems even bigger is powerful to me. We need a big tent–we need a broad vision for how we’re going to achieve our goals.

Read Miriam's entire piece here