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Austin Area Young People, ages 15-18 and 19-24: Join Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Virtual Reproductive Justice Institute (RJI).

What Is Reproductive Justice?

The term “reproductive justice” (RJ) originated in 1994, when a group of 12 Black women convened ahead of an international conference on population and development. These women agreed that the right to plan when and whether to have children deserves a central place in any discussion of economic and social development—the United States and across the world. To learn more about RJ, visit Sistersong.net..

  • The reproductive justice movement scrutinizes the effects of unfair laws and systems on marginalized communities.

  •  Racial bias, gender discrimination, and economic inequality are sources of injustice that catalyze ongoing activism.

  • Health and rights are meaningless if people lack access to them.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Virtual Reproductive Justice Institute (RJI) is an opportunity for teens and young adults who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and allies.*

*Allies are people who support the needs of the members of marginalized communities by empowering those communities to lead the charge of their own needs and identified concerns. 

Participants will explore reproductive justice issues, learn about community resources, receive judgment-free sex education, and take action against injustice! 

Registration Closes July 13, 2020

The Reproductive Justice Institute is for you if you are:

  • Are BIPOC or an ally

  • Affirming of anyone regardless of their income, immigration status, or sexual identity

  • Live in the Austin area (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties)

Monday-Thursday, July 20 - August 13
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:10:30 am-12:30 pm (online meetings)
Tuesdays - 2 hours of independent work offline

Participants will receive a Visa gift card stipend for $15 per hour ( $120 a week and $480 for the Institute).  Laptops and internet hotspots will be provided for participants who need them.  Parent or guardian permission is required for participants under 18. BIPOC who have economic needs will be prioritized for this program. 

Questions? Email [email protected] or text (214) 997-3523‬.