Date: 7:00pm PDT March 13, 2019
Location: Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
Wednesday, March 13th
7 p.m., Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
Redefining and Transforming the Concept of Care: A Reproductive Justice Approach
Monica Raye Simpson, activist, performer, and executive director of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Introduced by Jamie Strickler, L&C ’20 and symposium co-chair
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. For additional information about accessibility, please consult our “Events Details” page.
No tickets needed. Please note that seating is limited. First-come seating.
Monica Raye Simpson is the executive director of SisterSong, a Woman of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. A native of rural North Carolina, Monica organizes against human rights violations, the prison industrial complex, and structural racism through a feminist and interdisciplinary approach to Black liberation from a southern to a global scale. A true renaissance leader, she is also committed to birth justice as a certified Doula and centers the reproductive rights of black women as part of her practice. Monica’s masterful integration of activism and artistry—“artivism”—created a path for the release of her first live album, entitled Revolutionary Love, an album praised for its blending of her gospel roots and her passion for social justice. This innovative sound is what she calls Revolutionary Soul. As a performer who works to empower marginalized people and tear down broken systems, Monica was named as a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine and chosen as one of the Advocate magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.