In October 2017, the current administration overhauled federal regulations governing the contraceptive coverage guarantee, blocking many to access sexual and reproductive health care services. In a time when reproductive rights are in danger and racial injustice threaten our communities everyday, New Voices Pittsburgh is a vital organization we are proud to support.
New Voices Pittsburgh promotes the complete health and well being of black women and girls in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Reproductive justice is the innovative framework NVP upholds to engage their community in local, national and global movement building for human rights, racial and gender justice.
New Voices was founded by four women in 2004. The first action NVP took was mobilizing women of color in Southwestern PA to attend the March for Women’s Lives. Over decade later, New Voices Pittsburgh has served over 75,000 women of color through movement building for reproductive justice. NVP is deeply committed to elevating the powerful voices of black women and girls on human rights and reproductive oppression.
The Freya Project is thrilled to support NVP’s work. Join us as these five amazing women share essays about A Time They Changed Their Minds. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to New Voices Pittsburgh.
Nita Baum is always learning, somewhere between radical + reasonable, she’s an entrepreneur, facilitator, speaker, coach-consultant + community-builder. She’s currently writing a book entitled Workplace as Healing Space and her current business, b*free, takes an integrated ecosystem approach across mind-body-spirit-work to coach, consult, and design learning experiences for greater individual, organizational, and planetary sustainability and wellbeing.
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez is a Colombian American writer and editor. She is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program. Her work has appeared in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine and Teen Vogue among others. Jessica lives in New York City where she teaches writing and is currently working on her first memoir.
Photo: Beowulf Sheehan
Cree LeFavour is a writer and the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Fish. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and Ph.D. in American Studies from NYU. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, Oprah Magazine, The Times (London), and Bon Appétit. She lives in New York City.
Rachel Lyon is the author of the novel Self-Portrait With Boy (Scribner 2018). Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, Iowa Review, Electric Literature, and other publications. She teaches for Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, Slice, and elsewhere, and sends out a weekly writing/thinking prompts newsletter at tinyletter.com/rachellyon. Rachel is a cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, in her native Brooklyn NY. Visit her there, or online at www.rachellyon.work.
Sarah McCarry is the the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs, Dirty Wings, and About A Girl, the editor and publisher of the chapbook series Guillotine, the Media Coordinator for The Doula Project, and the Executive Director of the Eve Kososfky Sedgwick Foundation. Her work has been shortlisted for the Lambda Award, the Norton Award, and the Tiptree Award and she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Joint Quantum Institute, and the Launchpad Writers' Workshop.
Please join us on Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 7pm, at Ramona.
Tickets: $20, available via PayPal and at the door.100% of ticket proceeds and a portion of bar sales will go directly to New Voices Pittsburgh. Please note, you will not receive a paper or digital ticket. Your name will be added to our guest list. Please present your name or PayPal email address to our host at the event.