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Title Undivided rights : women of color organize for reproductive justice / Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, Elena R. Gutiérrez.
Imprint Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2016.


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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject Reproductive health.
Reproductive rights.
African American women -- Health and hygiene.
Minority women -- Health and hygiene.
Human reproductive technology -- Political aspects.
Reproductive Health Services.
Organizational Case Studies.
Minority Groups.
Women's Rights.
United States.
Contents Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the 2004 Edition and Acknowledgments -- 1. Women of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice -- 2. The Political Context for Women of Color Organizing -- 3. African American Women Seed a Movement -- 4. Founding the National Black Women's Health Project -- 5. African American Women Evolving -- 6. Native American Women Resist Genocide and Organize for Reproductive Rights -- 7. The Mother's Milk Project -- 8. Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center -- 9. Organizing by Asian and Pacific Islander Women -- 10. Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health -- 11. The National Asian Women's Health Organization -- 12. "We Will No Longer be Silent or Invisible" -- 13. The National Latina Health Organization -- 14. The Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights -- 15. Too Much to Deny.
Summary "Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice--on their own behalf. Undivided Rights presents a textured understanding of the reproductive rights movement by placing the experiences, priorities, and activism of women of color in the foreground. Using historical research, original organizational case studies, and personal interviews, the authors illuminate how women of color have led the fight to control their own bodies and reproductive destinies. Undivided Rights shows how women of color--starting within their own Latina, African American, Native American, and Asian American communities--have resisted coercion of their reproductive abilities. Projected against the backdrop of the mainstream pro-choice movement and radical right agendas, these dynamic case studies feature the groundbreaking work being done by health and reproductive rights organizations led by women-of-color. The book details how and why these women have defined and implemented expansive reproductive health agendas that reject legalistic remedies and seek instead to address the wider needs of their communities. It stresses the urgency for innovative strategies that push beyond the traditional base and goals of the mainstream pro-choice movement--strategies that are broadly inclusive while being specific, strategies that speak to all women by speaking to each woman. While the authors raise tough questions about inclusion, identity politics, and the future of women's organizing, they also offer a way out of the limiting focus on 'choice.' Undivided Rights articulates a holistic vision for reproductive freedom. It refuses to allow our human rights to be divvied up and parceled out into isolated boxes that people are then forced to pick and choose among"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Fried, Marlene Gerber, author.
Ross, Loretta J., author.
Gutiérrez, Elena R., 1970- author.
Other Title Print version: Silliman, Jael Miriam. Undivided rights. Second edition. Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2016 1608466175 9781608466177