The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court’s decision is not a weakening, but rather a complete obliteration of the federal protection for abortion. In the weeks and months that follow, a total of 26 states are expected to ban abortion outright, and several others will further restrict access and care. The Court’s decision comes in a year when over 300 anti-trans bills have been proposed, making it the "worst in history for the number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills signed into law."
Make no mistake: on every level, our right to self determination and bodily autonomy are under attack. And we know that queer, trans, disabled, Black, Indigenous, migrant, and rural communities stand to lose the most. Now is the time for philanthropy to act.
On July 7, 2022 at 1p ET / 10a PT Borealis Philanthropy's Emerging LGBTQ Leaders of Color Fund and Emergent Fund invite you to hear from grassroots leaders about the impact of this decision on trans and queer communities of color, including and beyond abortion access; connect and strategize with values-aligned funder colleagues; and explore the role that philanthropy can play in bolstering the reproductive justice movement ecosystem.
#BeyondRoe speakers will include:
• Rachael Lorenzo (they/elle), Executive Director, Indigenous Women Rising
• Nicole Martin (she/they), Sex Educator & Organizer, Indigenous Women Rising
• Dr. Krystal Redman (they/she), Executive Director, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW
We are excited for you to join us for this event as we center the leadership of queer and trans leaders of color in the reproductive justice movement. If you have any questions regarding the event or want more information on the fund, please reach out to Nichelle Brunner at firstname.lastname@example.org.