There are people who have said that i’m being brave for being openly supportive of gay marriage, gay adoption, basically of gay rights but with all due respect I humbly dissent, i’m not being brave, i’m being a decent human being. And I don’t think I should receive an award for that or for merely stating what I believe to be true, that love is a human experience not a political statement, however, I acknowledge that sadly we live in a world where not everybody feels the same. My family and I will help the good fight continue until that long awaited moment arrives, when our rights are equal and when the political limits on love have been smashed.

Anne Hathaway receiving an award at the 2008 HRC Los Angeles Dinner

…when I was Secretary of State, I decided that women’s issues had to be central to American foreign policy, not just because I’m a feminist, but because I believe that societies are better off when women are politically and economically empowered.
—  Madeleine Albright @ TED
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"Women of Color" is a term of solidarity.

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2011 Docket Briefing
  • 2011 Docket Briefing
  • Third Wave Foundation
  • Reproductive Health & Justice Initiative

Podcast: This Year’s Reproductive Health & Justice Initiative (2011)

Here at Third Wave, we are inspired on a daily basis by the courage, creativity, and power of our grant partners across the country. Together they are organizing and building a more powerful movement for reproductive health and justice. This movement will ensure reproductive health and rights for young people, and give them the resources and tools they need to confront the racism, poverty, gender-based violence at the root of inequality.

For a quick introduction to some of their work this year, listen to to this recent podcast featuring members of four of our grant partner organizations:

* Maria Elena Perez of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
* Claire Simon of the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition
* Gabriel Foster of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
* Paris Hatcher of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now

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Written by: Third Wave Foundation

Flyer: Reproductive Justice 101: Creative Vision, Innovative Strategies, and
Powerful Networks
Organization: Third Wave Foundation, New Voices Pittsburgh, Media Literacy Project

Around the country, women of color and feminist youth are organizing, advocating and achieving wins around reproductive justice. We’re working at the intersections of gender, race, class, health, education, immigration, media justice, environmental justice, and LGBT liberation in order to connect with, empower and mobilize our communities. In this workshop, we will explore the added value of the reproductive justice framework in our work for social justice. We will explore the potential to be found in collaborative, multi-pronged movement strategy. We will center our bodies/experiences in this work using art, storytelling, and multimedia tools. Reproductive justice is integral to and holds liberatory power for all of our movements. Join the Third Wave Foundation, the Reproductive Justice Network, and grant partners from around the country as we journey together from our personal and communal experiences to the movement for reproductive justice!

Time: 1-5pm
Location: Cobo Hall, DO-6B

Third Wave is a feminist, activist foundation which invests in the resilience and leadership of young women, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth by supporting intersectional activist work. Third Wave investments are driven by the belief that those who navigate society while facing interlocking oppressions have the clearest road map to freedom.