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Women's Rights Activist: Laramie Gorbett

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Laramie comes forth today talking about what brought her into the passion for the activism for women's rights, what she has done with that time frame, and what her hopes are for the future.

Her background includes -- being an advocate and activist that has been working for women's rights for the last 15 years. She is the executive director and founder of a small grassroots organization called empower art, working with survivors of abuse and teach healthy coping skills through music and art. This includes working with survivors of interpersonal violence,sexual assault, human trafficking (international and domestic minor trafficking). Laramie has worked with refugees in Uganda and seen what happens when women have no reproductive rights. Her masters is in anthropology and in thesis research involved looking at the evolutionary root of violence against females and it came down to control over reproduction.She has been an active supporter for planned parenthood naral lilith fund and Janes due process, has participated in many lobby days, and has been involved the v_day movement to end violence against women and girls since 2002 including producing the Vagina monologues.

To learn more about the activism and women's rights issues:

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http://blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory 

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