Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice

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undividedby Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena Gutierrez

Non-fiction (U.S.), 300 pages
Publisher: South End Press, Nov 1, 2004
ISBN-10: 0896087298
ISBN-13: 978-0896087293
Order: Amazon.com

Undivided Rights presents a fresh and 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. 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.