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Black women have the highest rates of every negative statistic in reproductive health: sexually transmitted infections, cancer, stillbirths, prematurity, pelvic diseases, HIV, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and more. Today, reproductive healthcare and the black woman remains an enigma; constantly inconsistent and supported by disparities, poor education and accessibility. With this year being an election year, reproductive health and the black woman is: Yes, you HAVE to! Join Denise Bolds and her special guest Jasmine N. Burnett a Reproductive Justice leader and grassroots organizer in New York City. Since 2009, she has organized women of color as Lead Organizer of New York City Reproductive Justice Coalition (NYC RJ), and previously served as Regional Coordinator of SisterSong NYC. As an organizer in New York City, Ms. Burnett is committed to advancing the values of Reproductive Justice in elevating the voices and building a leadership network of young women of color activists, advocating for full access to Primary and Reproductive Health Care, engaging young women of color to become advocates and leaders in the fight to address Street Harassment and Rape Culture, and addressing Racism and Privilege in progressive movements to promote intra-movement dialogue. Ms. Burnett is a passionate leader in the Reproductive Justice movement. As leader of SisterSong NYC and as a Founding Member & National Mobilization Chair of Trust Black Women, in 2011, she lead the grassroots effort that brought down the anti abortion billboard, “The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb.” Get Ready to be EMPOWERED!
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