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For us to get free, we have to develop the next generation of reproductive justice leaders. We’ve been doing that by continuing to cultivate volunteers and Errin J. Vuley fellows who complete reproductive justice projects at the intersection of race and gender. In 2021-2023, we cultivated over 20 Errin J. Vuley fellows, 300 volunteers, and trained 2 cohorts of clinic escorts. In addition to that work, we have continued to invest in our staff and existing volunteer base by developing new programs and initiatives to harness our broad skill sets.

Big Wins:

Organized annual Legislative Advocacy Workshop to skill-up existing volunteers on grassroots movement strategies like lobbying, letter writing, and providing public testimonial, with 48 people attendingDeveloped Abortion Storytelling for the Soul series to cultivate narrative-building skills among base members who have had abortionsGraduated 16 Errin J. Vuley Fellows to develop projects at the intersections of race, gender, and reproductive justice
Presented our multimedia Abortion with Love campaign at Abortion Care Network Conference to share lessons learned and grow our toolkit for culture changing workCo-created and facilitated Self Managed Abortion 101 workshop with Amplify Georgia and If/When/How, gathering over 150 participants.Trained 20 community health workers on reproductive health and justice issues, working with the Refugee Women’s Network
Staff attended organization-wide workshops on giving and receiving professional feedback using cultural practices aligned with our new mission & vision.LLVI received certification in cognitive-based compassion practices via Emory University