Is There Reproductive Freedom for Louisiana Women? A Unitarian Universalist View

Saturday October 8 2016

Mary L. Pretz-Lawson, Co-Chair, Unitarian Universalist Voices for Reproductive Freedom
Amy Irvin, Executive Director, The New Orleans Abortion Fund

Reproductive justice is distinct from reproductive health or rights. As such, UU Voices for Reproductive Freedom recognizes that socio-economic, political, and racial structures impact access to reproductive services. This is particularly true for youth, poor women, women of color, indigenous women, and undocumented women and their families. Louisiana and a dozen other states severely women's access to reproductive healthcare services, including abortion access. As a member of the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, UU Voices stand with all people who uphold a woman's right to choose when to become a parent. In this keynote presentation, we'll highlight our activities, as well as those of our coalition partner, the New Orleans Abortion Fund.

Mary L. Pretz-Lawson, retired project manager, moved to New Orleans in 2013 and has been a Unitarian Universalist for ten years, and is a community volunteer. Amy Irvin, MSSW, has been a community and union organizer, and was a founding board member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, and served as its first intake coordinator. She also represents the NOAF at meetings of the Legislative Agenda for Women (LAW).

10:00am to 12:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
Parson Clapp Large Classroom
(Please enter via CELSJR or Soniat Street doors)

10:00am -- Coffee and light breakfast pastries
10:30am -- Progressive Community Roundtable Networking
11:00am -- Keynote Presentation 

For more information, contact Brad Ott via or (504) 269-4951.

Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee 
since May 1983.

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