Newark Monthly Meeting - Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow

April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Smart Justice Delaware Update - Erica Marshall, ACLU

The Campaign for Smart Justice in Delaware has two major goals:
1. Cut the prison population in half
2. Address racial disparities in the criminal justice system

“Our aim is to educate the public about the staggering number of Delaware residents who have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system and how that system disproportionately impacts people of color. Through public education, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy, we will challenge the system and create change for individuals, families and communities.”

Reproductive Justice – Morgan Keller, ACLU

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color, recognizing the right and responsibility to represent themselves and their communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.

The guiding principles of Network Delaware’s Reproductive Justice Campaign, now working with ACLU, are taken verbatim from the book SisterSong; Reproductive Justice: An Introduction which was written by Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger.

Guiding Principles:
1. The right not to have a child
2. The right to have a child
3. The right to parent children in safe and healthy environments.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Network Delaware’s Reproductive Justice Campaign is to ensure that reproductive justice in Delaware is realized in an intersectional and community-based manner, with specific attention to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, citizenship and socio-economic status. We believe that all decisions regarding sexuality, relationships, childbearing and parenting must be free of any pressure or coercion in order to advance reproductive justice for all Delawareans.

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