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Tactics in Law, Policy and Advocacy for Reproductive and Birth Justice

This event was held on November 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST

Hosted by Funders for Birth Justice & Equity, Cosponsored by ECFC

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On November 16, 222, Funders for Birth Justice and Equity convened over 80 funders and donors for a special webinar on how philanthropy can support the ecosystem of activism toward reproductive and birth justice.  The webinar, supported by Irving Harris Foundation, Perigee Fund, and co-sponsored by ECFC and other philanthropic partners,  presented a conversation between four community-based legal experts examining: how systems threaten people’s ability to make decisions about their bodies, families, and communities; law and policy work being done on the ground to transform the architecture of our health and human service systems; and how funders can partner with advocacy groups to support the ecosystem of activism toward reproductive and birth justice, and advance bodily autonomy and full spectrum care for pregnant, birthing people, and their families.

Panelists included:

  • Farah Diaz-Tello, JD, Senior Counsel and Legal Director, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
  • Indra Lusero, MA, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Elephant Circle
  • Erin Miles Cloud, JD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Movement for Family Power
  • Maymangwa Flying Earth, JD – Founder, Birthing Sovereignty

This report from Funders for Birth Equity and Justice summarizes the specific strategies and invitations to action shared on the webinar; highlights examples of inspiring grassroots efforts taking place across the country; and invites funders to be part of supporting the kind of transformative work that will bring us closer to achieving reproductive and birth justice.

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