It’s In Our Hands – Activism Craft Fair for Reproductive Justice

April 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Havurah Shalom
825 NW 18th Ave
Deborah Eisenbach-Budner

Purchase beautiful hand-made items to benefit Planned Parenthood (providing reproductive healthcare), Momentum Alliance (inspiring youth), and Western States Center (building diverse reproductive justice leadership). Delight in the creativity of your community. Bring your checkbook, cash, and/or open heart! Download a flier here.

  • Remember those who struggled for the rights we have now
  • Learn from youth fighting for reproductive justice for all, today
  • Act to protect reproductive justice and choices for the future

Please RSVP here.


6:30 – 7:00 pm Reproductive Justice History slideshow and ‘It’s In Our Hands’ craft fair – Buy beautiful handmade items; delight in the creativity of community; raise funds for three amazing organizations (Planned Parenthood, Momentum Alliance, and Western States Center.

7:00 – 7:45 pm Speakers: Hear what it took to gain the rights we have and what the struggle for reproductive justice looks like today
7:05 pm Intro and Jewish framing
7:10 pm Eliana Kerzner (teenager)– dramatic monologue about early reproductive justice work of M. Sanger among Eastern European Jewish immigrants
7:15 pm Layton Borkan – history of past need for birth control, abortion, reproductive health and personal family history as activists
7:22 pm Judith Arcana – being a Jane in Chicago (abortion escorts BEFORE Roe vs Wade), lifelong activism
7:30 pm Emily Lai from Momentum Alliance– current work, especially among communities of color and/or low income communities
7:40 pm Introduction of Action table leaders:

  • Mica Hastings – Sexuality Educator with Planned Parenthood – how can teens get involved?
  • Natalie Lerner – Oregon Reproductive Justice Bill – what can we do to help
  • Katherine McDowell – current legal challenges and issues – what can we do
  • Judith Arcana – writings about activism; what we have learned
  • Emily Lai – work of Momentum Alliance and Western States Center – We are Brave Coalition – How to support this work

7:45 – Action Tables, craft fair, and shmoozing with activists working on current legal challenges, sexuality education, building leadership among diverse communities of color and class, Oregon’s proposed Reproductive Health Equity Act.

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