“Readings, Resilience, and Reproductive Freedom”: Repro Freedom Arts and the National Institute for Reproductive Health in a one-of-a kind Virtual Event
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Readings, Resilience, and Reproductive Freedom,” a virtual event on May 7, 7 pm ET, consisting of performances and discussions surrounding reproductive rights issues.
Repro Freedom Arts is a non-profit professional theater organization dedicated to creating live performances and events about reproductive rights. The theater group has performed and conducted workshops across the country in places like colleges and community centers, sometimes in states that have recently faced legal threats to abortion and reproductive rights. Their next stop? Your desktop.
On May 7 at 7 pm ET, Repro Freedom Arts is teaming up with the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) to present “Readings, Resilience, and Reproductive Freedom,” a virtual event consisting of performances and discussions surrounding reproductive rights issues in a time of crisis.
Directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus and co-produced by Cindy Cooper and Stacey Linnartz, the May 7 event includes readings and adaptations of works written by playwrights, poets, and influential reproductive rights activists. Writers include Florynce Kennedy, lawyer and key figure in the radical feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s, and Dr. Susan Wicklund, an abortion-care provider who faced severe backlash from anti-abortion groups. Other writers are Dr. Grisel Acosta, Melissa Bell, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Esosa Edo, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, June Jordan, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Alix Olson, Marge Piercy and Mary Ann Sorrentino.
Performances will feature Cait Cortelyou, Kimiye Corwin, Alinca Hamilton, Yvette Heyliger, Crista Marie Jackson, Carl H. Jaynes, Stacey Linnartz, and writer Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta.
The event also includes discussions with Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), co-sponsor. An organization on the frontlines of the fight for reproductive justice, NIRH is a reproductive rights advocacy group that has been instrumental in supporting reproductive freedom on local, state and national levels. Their work includes expanding access to reproductive health centers, providing reproductive and sexual health education to younger demographics, and advocating for legislative action that fortifies reproductive rights.
At a time when our rights are challenged in new ways and old, artists and advocates are standing together to keep a focus on reproductive freedom and how we can take action at this time.
The event will be hosted on a Zoom webinar on May 7 at 7pm ET. Registration is required. To register and receive a Zoom link, visit https://reprofreedomarts.org/events-2 or email ReproFreedomArts@gmail.com .
Repro Freedom Arts is a platform launched by Words of Choice.
by Emory Kemph
Source: EIN Presswire