Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice (Paperback)
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Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice (Paperback)

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Undivided Rights, with a new introduction, presents a fresh and textured understanding of the reproductive rights movement by placing the experiences, priorities and activism of women of colour in the foreground. This book raises tough questions about inclusion, identity politics and the future of women's organising, while offering a way out of the limiting focus on 'choice'. Undivided Rights articulates a holistic vision for reproductive freedom. It refuses to allow human rights to be divided up and parcelled into isolated boxes.

Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 9781608466177
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 28 mm
Edition: Second Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Undivided Rights is the most complete account of the vital contribution made by women of color to the contemporary reproductive rights movement. By giving these organizers the attention they deserve, the authors illuminate a distinctive vision for reproductive health and freedom that demands an end to social inequities. Essential reading for anyone committed to the struggle for reproductive justice."
--Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

"For most women of color in the United States, our herstories are grounded in the sobering fact that our foremothers and our mothers didn't have control over their reproductive freedom. And yet, many valiantly resisted. I am a generational beneficiary of that resistance.Undivided Rights is a necessary and compelling documentation of African-American/Black, Indigenous/Native American, Latin@, Asian and Pacific Islander women health activists' radical organizing, which resulted in the reproductive justice movement. Moving beyond the important question of "choice," this groundbreaking text demonstrates how reproductive justice is "theory, a lived practice, and a strategy," which focuses on all aspects of women of color reproductive health and lives. It squarely places those women who are the most marginalized front and center of any dialogue or movement that is focused on all women's health. Undivided Rights is as timely in 2016 if not more so now than it was when it was first published in 2004."
--Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Producer/Writer/Director, NO! The Rape Documentary

"A thorough and impassioned history of the too-often hidden activism of women of color, Undivided Rights is a welcome and necessary addition to feminist literature."
--Sonia Shah, Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire

"What is unique about Undivided Rights is that it demonstrates that women of color have always been central in the struggle for reproductive rights and corrects the white-dominated narratives of the history of reproductive rights movements. Because it focuses on women of color organizing, it helps decenter the 'pro-choice' paradigm and situates reproductive justice within a larger framework of social, political, and economic justice."
--Andrea Smith, founding member, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

"Undivided Rights offers an impressive account of specific African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latina organizations that have fought to make a variety of reproductive health rights a reality for women of color. It demonstrates the overlaps and differences between issues of reproductive health as they arise in various communities of color and documents both historical and contemporary contours of community struggles for reproductive justice. An accessible and important resource for anyone who wishes to understand the ways in which women of color have both practically and theoretically expanded the terrain of feminist concerns about reproductive rights and justice."
--Uma Narayan, author, Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism

"Undivided Rights brings together stories of victory and challenge of women of color reproductive rights organizing. It documents the foundation of our current work and provides newer organizations and younger activists with lessons learned and with the inspiration to continue the struggle for reproductive justice. This book is a much needed and long awaited contribution to women's history."
--Silvia Henriquez, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health


"Undivided Rights is the most complete account of the vital contribution made by women of color to the contemporary reproductive rights movement. By giving these organizers the attention they deserve, the authors illuminate a distinctive vision for reproductive health and freedom that demands an end to social inequities. Essential reading for anyone committed to the struggle for reproductive justice."
--Dorothy Roberts, author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

"For most women of color in the United States, our herstories are grounded in the sobering fact that our foremothers and our mothers didn't have control over their reproductive freedom. And yet, many valiantly resisted. I am a generational beneficiary of that resistance.Undivided Rights is a necessary and compelling documentation of African-American/Black, Indigenous/Native American, Latin@, Asian and Pacific Islander women health activists' radical organizing, which resulted in the reproductive justice movement. Moving beyond the important question of "choice," this groundbreaking text demonstrates how reproductive justice is "theory, a lived practice, and a strategy," which focuses on all aspects of women of color reproductive health and lives. It squarely places those women who are the most marginalized front and center of any dialogue or movement that is focused on all women's health. Undivided Rights is as timely in 2016 if not more so now than it was when it was first published in 2004."
--Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Producer/Writer/Director, NO! The Rape Documentary

"A thorough and impassioned history of the too-often hidden activism of women of color, Undivided Rights is a welcome and necessary addition to feminist literature."
--Sonia Shah, Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire

"What is unique about Undivided Rights is that it demonstrates that women of color have always been central in the struggle for reproductive rights and corrects the white-dominated narratives of the history of reproductive rights movements. Because it focuses on women of color organizing, it helps decenter the 'pro-choice' paradigm and situates reproductive justice within a larger framework of social, political, and economic justice."
--Andrea Smith, founding member, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

"Undivided Rights offers an impressive account of specific African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latina organizations that have fought to make a variety of reproductive health rights a reality for women of color. It demonstrates the overlaps and differences between issues of reproductive health as they arise in various communities of color and documents both historical and contemporary contours of community struggles for reproductive justice. An accessible and important resource for anyone who wishes to understand the ways in which women of color have both practically and theoretically expanded the terrain of feminist concerns about reproductive rights and justice."
--Uma Narayan, author, Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism

"Undivided Rights brings together stories of victory and challenge of women of color reproductive rights organizing. It documents the foundation of our current work and provides newer organizations and younger activists with lessons learned and with the inspiration to continue the struggle for reproductive justice. This book is a much needed and long awaited contribution to women's history."
--Silvia Henriquez, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

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