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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
03.14.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Two events caused me to decide that it was time to step up and take on the subject of abortion more purposefully. ... Read more
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03.8.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
If/When/How Staff

Today is the “A Day Without A Woman” strike, and, as we so often do, we at If/When/How are reflecting on the personal, political, and social meaning of such an action.... Read more
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03.7.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Mariko Miki, Director of Academic & Professional Programs

If/When/How is proud to announce the participants in the eighth year of the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP). Please join us in congratulating the seven new RJ Fellows and their placement organizations selected to participate in the 2017-18 cohort!... Read more
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02.28.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Wendy Fu, Attorney & Pro Bono Programs Coordinator

If/When/How prioritizes seeking input from community-based, reproductive justice (RJ) advocates and incorporating that feedback into discussions about the legal community’s work with the RJ movement (check out our first convening report here!). Only by understanding non-legal advocates’ views can we ensure that “RJ lawyering” is grounded in the RJ movement, reflects RJ values, and prioritizes RJ issues.... 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

I have failed the California bar exam twice. That’s a slightly scary admission to make publicly since the legal profession is pretty invested in prestige (and, quite frankly, a narrow concept of success). But as someone who works with law students, I believe it is my responsibility to be honest about my experiences with the bar. ... 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