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Roe x RJ | Stories of Reproductive Justice

  • The Coven 30 N 1st Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 (map)

This January 22nd marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, legalizing abortion care across the United States. Yet, for many people in Minnesota and across the country, the right to an abortion simply exists in law, while the actuality of obtaining this care is challenging. The barriers are even more significant for young people, queer and trans folks, immigrants, communities of color, and people with low-incomes.

Please join Our Justice, Whole Woman's Health, Gender Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Spiral Collective and NCJW Minnesota on the evening of January 22nd for Roe x RJ | Stories of Reproductive Justice. We will be honoring this anniversary by gathering together and sharing our stories of pregnancy, parenthood, abortion and adoption.

We share our stories because we know that the prevailing narrative around abortion needs to reflect the real world experiences of women and trans people accessing abortion care and making decisions around pregnancy and parenthood. We do this to honor their reasons, experiences, values, faith, struggles, triumphs, beliefs, and emotions. We do this because, Reproductive Justice - the freedom to have children, not have children, and parent the children we do have in healthy and safe environments, is dependent on honoring these stories and intersections.

Readers will be sharing their own stories, stories submitted from our community partners, and readings from the recently published book, "Shout Your Abortion."

This event has a $10 ticketing fee and proceeds will go directly to offsetting the costs associated with hosting this event. Ticket fees will be waived for readers and selected story submitters.

Roe x RJ
Tuesday, January 22nd

6pm - Mingling + Refreshments
6:20pm - Welcome
6:30pm-7:30pm - Story sharing

Light refreshments will be served.

Share this event with your community using the hashtag #RoexRJ

Earlier Event: January 22
AIDS Action Day