Readings & Resources on Abolition & RJ

November 12, 2022

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About this document

Care Not Cages is a project about the intersection of reproductive justice and prison abolition, spearheaded by the Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council, in partnership with BYP100, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, and Black & Pink. We believe that no one deserves to be in a cage. As reproductive justice means that people should have what they need to parent their children and to have healthy and safe families – and prisons stand in opposition to happy, healthy families – we believe that reproductive justice is in direct alignment with the struggle for prison abolition.  Please use this document to learn more about the intersection of these two movements.

Mission & Vision

The Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council (YWOC4RJLC) is a group of 14-24 year old young womxn of color organizers who are working to educate, empower, and fight back against issues impacting their community through a reproductive justice lens. We seek to aid these young womxn of color in harnessing their power and mobilize them in solidarity with each other to create a society free from all forms of oppression. The Leadership Council serves as the steering committee for the YWOC4RJ Collective and regularly engages the larger collective through online and offline activism opportunities. YWOC is currently made up of 13 womxn of color in creating solutions to address the impacts of oppression, and building power with a new generation of organizers for reproductive justice.

Many thanks to the members of the 2019-2020 Young Womxn of Color Reproductive Justice Leadership Collective: Aimaloghi Eromosele, Alisha Chaudhry, Ana Hernández, Cathy Torres, Chanice Lee, Ixya Vega, Kazsia Cosey, Kenyatta Thomas, Mariah Johnson, Moira Tan, Namaka Auwae-Dekker, Sofia Garcia, and Victoria Minor, for their insight, vision, and contributions.