HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Loretta Ross, feminist organizer and co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, kicks off a series of free panel discussions and lectures centering on
issues of race at 7pm on Monday April 7.
The first discussion on Monday will be focussed on “Intersectionalism and Diversity.” Ross will present a talk based on her work in the 1990’s doing anti-Klan and anti-white supremacy organizing.
Ross is one of the creators of the term “Reproductive Justice,” and in 2004 was the National Co-Director of the March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C., the largest protest march in U.S. history with more than one million participants.
Then on Wednesday, Raven Rakia, a freelance journalist and filmmaker, will speak on the prison-industrial complex, two Rutgers professors will discuss the “achievement gap.”
In the final discussion on Friday April 11, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will present a talk exploring housing segregation and the federal government’s large-scale failure to uphold the laws meant to prevent it.
Each of the events will be held in the Highland Park High School Auditorium, located at 102 North 5th Avenue and run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
All attendants who register using the online invitation site Eventbrite will be entered to win prizes, ranging from shirts to books.
Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Speakers come from a diverse array of backgrounds.
More information is available at www.rethinkhp.com and Loretta Ross’ personal website, lorettaross.com.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.