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Roe At 50:
Abortion Access From Now On

January 18, 2023
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm

It’s been six months since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, and we are living through a once-in-a-generation moment around reproductive freedom. We face a period of intense change and also intense confusion, as misinformation continues to spread rapidly, some of it intentionally propagated by anti-abortion groups. Each day brings a new development–from the FDA’s recent decision to expand access to medication abortion, to news of more pregnant people being denied essential medical care because of near-total abortion bans in 13 states.

So where do we go next in 2023, particularly when we know that it will be birthing people of color who will experience the most harm in this moment?

On Wednesday, January 18th–just ahead of what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. WadeThe Meteor will host Roe At 50: Abortion Access From Now On. This virtual briefing will feature leading advocates sharing their perspectives on the reproductive justice movement, and mapping out what comes next in the fight for our freedom. You’ll learn:

  • What we’re all getting wrong about abortion…and how we can fix it.
  • How the anti-abortion movement, at its core, has always been about upholding white supremacy.
  • How to find information and resources on where to get abortions right now.
  • The most valuable things that individuals can do to support the reproductive justice movement.

We’ll hear from the experts about both challenges and solutions, including: 

  • Renee Bracey Sherman, founder & executive director of We Testify and co-author of the forthcoming book, Countering Abortionsplaining
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, award-winning activist and the host of The Meteor’s feminist news podcast, UNDISTRACTED
  • Moderator Regina Mahone, senior editor at The Nation and co-author with Renee Bracey Sherman of Countering Abortionsplaining

Please join The Meteor on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. for this free briefing, and spread the word—everyone is welcome to participate!

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an educator, activist, writer, and award-winning podcaster and leader. Brittany has become a sought-after voice in the work of social change and empowerment. Brittany is Vice President of Social Impact at BET, an NBC News and MSNBC Contributor, and host of UNDISTRACTED, a news and justice podcast with an intersectional lens on the world. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany was co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast, Pod Save The People, for three years, and a three time a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

Renee Bracey Sherman

Renee Bracey Sherman is a reproductive justice activist, abortion storyteller, and writer. She is the founder and executive director of We Testify, an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions and share their stories at the intersection of race, class, and gender identity. She is also an executive producer of Ours to Tell, an award-winning documentary elevating the voices of people who’ve had abortions, and the co-author of the forthcoming book Countering Abortionsplaining from Amistad/Harper Collins.

Regina Mahone

Regina Mahone is a senior editor at The Nation and co-author, with We Testify founder Renee Bracey Sherman, of Countering Abortionsplaining, which is slated for release in winter 2024 by Amistad/Harper Collins. Previously, Regina served as vice president for editorial content at Courier Newsroom, a media company dedicated to helping people better understand what’s happening in local and national governments. Prior to that, Regina was vice president and managing editor at Rewire News Group, a nonprofit media organization devoted to evidence-based reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.

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    This workshop is produced by The Meteor and is supported by The Meteor Fund, an affiliated charitable project of The Meteor. The Meteor Fund is fiscally-sponsored by New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

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    The Meteor Fund welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions, please contact info@themeteorfund.org in advance of your participation. Please note that we will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.

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    January 18, 2023
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Event Category:


    United States