New Voices for Reproductive Justice Pittsburgh

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is a multi-state feminist organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of Black women, femmes and girls, women of color, and LGBTQ+ people of color.

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is a multi-state feminist organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of Black women, femmes and girls, women of color, and LGBTQ+ people of color. Knowing that poor, low-income and working class women, young women, incarcerated women, and queer women of color are ignored, criminalized, and made unprotected socially and economically grounds their strategies. They work to develop community leaders by providing community organizing trainings and opportunities for mobilization, amplifying their message, and building a sustainable organization to support a growing base of Black women, women of color, and LGBTQ+ people of color leaders. In the past year, they have expanded their SistahSpeak! Youth Project that educates young Black girls, femmes, and women in sexual and reproductive health and provides space for mentoring and developing community organizing skills. Through all of their work, New Voices for Reproductive Justice hopes to amplify the multi-issue, multicultural and multigenerational aspects of Reproductive Justice to shift the current “pro-choice” and “pro-life” language and framework towards Reproductive Justice language, theory, and practice.

Hearts on a Wire Collective

Hearts on a Wire is a Philadelphia-based collective of transgender and gender variant (“T/GV”) people building a movement for gender self-determination, racial and economic justice, and an end to the policing and imprisoning of our communities.

Hearts on a Wire is a Philadelphia-based collective of transgender and gender variant (“T/GV”) people building a movement for gender self-determination, racial and economic justice, and an end to the policing and imprisoning of our communities. Because we recognize the harm and trauma that imprisonment causes, we work to support those most impacted by mass incarceration, specifically T/GV communities of color. Our approach is trauma informed and rooted in transformative justice – we believe that everyone is impacted by harm and violence and that everyone is capable of personal transformation. Within this framework, we imagine and work towards sustainable alternatives to punishment and imprisonment. Because mass incarceration effectively portrays incarcerated people as incapable of personal transformation, we work to break down stigma and elevate and nurture the humanity of our inside membership. Our work aims to disrupt the cycle of imprisonment and reincarceration by creating community both inside and outside of prisons.

This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.