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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
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05.23.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Jaspreet Chowdhary, RJ Fellow Alum

Reproductive justice (RJ) is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy and to have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. Since becoming a parent, I have been thinking about how to apply the third tenet of RJ to my life in the context of my lived experience as a South Asian American woman, who is the daughter of immigrants, and in an inter-religious marriage.... Read more
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05.16.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Diamond Raymond, Program Assistant

Today is “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day,” a day first inaugurated by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore. Today we recognize the many LGBT elders who blazed the trail toward equity and justice ... Read more
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05.9.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Diamond Raymond, Program Assistant

It’s National Anxiety and Depression week: a time that has become a secret pause in my life. A moment for reflection and the deepest breath I take all year. This week, more than the actual anniversary date itself, is a reminder of the suicide attempt I survived in 2007.... Read more
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05.2.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Kendall Williams, Chapter Leader at University of Texas School of Law

The SCPOC Working Group Retreat was my first interaction with If/When/How’s national staff and student leaders beyond my own campus chapter. I appreciated that this retreat was structured to create distinct spaces intent on collective and self-criticism of the work we do on our respective campuses and in our communities towards racial, social and reproductive justice.... Read more
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04.25.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Jennifer A. Estrada, Chapter Leader at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Can you recall a moment where a date or social engagement felt uncomfortable and unsafe? Have you ever discreetly taken notice of the exits in a room, or ever felt that jolt of anxiety for not knowing where your friends are and wished you weren’t alone? Has the person you met for the first time lied about who they are online? Ever had someone follow you around all night refusing to take no for an answer?... Read more
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04.17.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
Sarah Layton, Director of Finance & Operations

At If/When/How’s recent SCPOC Working Group Retreat, one of my first jobs on Saturday was to introduce our community agreements for the weekend. While many of the agreements were ones I had worked with before, I was not very familiar with "Notice process and content," an agreement that initially seemed a little hard to grasp.... Read more
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04.11.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Mohini Lal, RJ Fellow at National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” –Warsan Shire... Read more
2017 Student of Color & White Co-Conspirator Working Groups members & facilitators
04.4.2017  /   If/When/How Staff
If/When/How Staff

Over the weekend of March 25-26, If/When/How convened the 2017 Student of Color & White Co-Conspirator Working Groups, as part of our Supporting & Centering People of Color (SCPOC) Initiative. ... Read more
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03.28.2017  /   If/When/How Guest Voice
Nnennaya Amuchie, RJ Fellow at Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)

My recognition of the importance of ancestry, storytelling, and agency over my body and decisions has led me to work in reproductive justice. Specifically, I work to provide tools and resources for young people to make healthy choices and to engage politically around issues that affect their lives. I draw a straight line from storytelling to knowledge to empowerment.... 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