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06.28.2016  /   If/When/How Staff
Cecilia Fierro, President, Board of Directors

Sabrina Andrus, Executive Director

Law Students for Reproductive Justice is now If/When/How, an organization that trains, networks, and mobilizes law students and legal professionals within and beyond the legal system to champion reproductive justice. Read more about our name change and our plans for the future.... Read more
02.21.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Caroline Reilly, If/When/How Intern

The foundational principle of reproductive justice is intersectionality. This means that in our efforts to fight for reproductive rights, we must ensure that our work addresses the needs of the most marginalized populations in society, and that it fully appreciates the way class, race, religion, disability, sexuality, and gender identity intersect and impact access to things like abortion and contraceptive care. It also includes addressing the ways in which minors are marginalized.... Read more
02.16.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Emily Champlin, RJ Fellow, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Back in December, I wrote a blog post about how the #NoDAPL movement is a poignant example of the fight for reproductive justice. Unfortunately, that fight continues today. ... Read more
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02.14.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Diamond Raymond, Program Assistant>

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Black History Month! Those words still feel a bit awkward to say at this point in my life but I’m proud that today, I can say them with a genuine smile. For much of my childhood and youth, I avoided these holidays and consistently found myself in tension with them both.... Read more
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02.7.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Lina Houston, Director of Campus & Community Programs Sia’s song “The Greatest” is dope, but I didn’t realize just how dope until I really listened to the lyrics, especially Kendrick Lamar’s verse, and started crying.  And the line “I fell twice before, my bounce back was special” really spoke to my soul. No, I don’t usually cry while listening to the radio,…... Read more
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01.31.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Sarah Layton, Director of Finance & Operations

Like many of you, I've been at something of a loss of how to process and move forward from the past few weeks - last week especially. With so much going on, and so much of it being of critical importance, I've felt paralyzed: there's no way to take every action, follow every news story, or understand every issue. At least not for me, if I want to maintain enough of my mental health to go to work and meet my commitments.... Read more
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01.24.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Diamond Raymond, Program Assistant

I wrote this piece after reflecting and meditating on my feelings regarding the Women’s March on Washington. Like many women of color, I have had conflicted thoughts on this most recent attempt to unite all women for a common action. While I firmly believe that united action can be powerful, I also believe that as a movement we have a lot of work to do... Read more
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01.17.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
If/When/How Staff

The law standing alone does not achieve justice. We tell our law student members this whenever we introduce the reproductive justice framework and movement. Used in conjunction with a range of advocacy and organizing tools, however, the law can be powerful. This potential power was out in full force in early January, when we took part in “How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic Engagement Conference” in San Francisco. ... Read more
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01.10.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Priya Walia, RJ Fellow, Legal Voice and Surge NW

Since the election, many white allies have come forward to oppose Donald Trump’s racist ideals. However, many have unknowingly created spaces and participated in activism that further perpetuates the racial hierarchy... Read more
01.3.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Caitlin Van Sant, 2016 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize Winner

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12.27.2016  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
If/When/How: Wisconsin Law Chapter

On November 3rd, 2016, the Wisconsin Law chapters of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and National Lawyer Guild (NLG) hosted a take action forum to discuss how students can organize to stop mass incarceration in Wisconsin.... Read more