[11][12][13][14][15], Reproductive justice advocates say that the framework strives to center the needs and leadership of the most marginalized people, rather than the majority, and to focus on how multiple oppressions intersect in the lived experience of marginalized people. RJ works to understand and eradicate these nuanced dynamics. [22], In 2015, Trust Black Women followed up on this connection by publishing a statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Choosing the right song is important because your wedding day is important. SisterSong is the largest national multi-ethnic Reproductive Justice collective. Hi Kate. [17] They hosted their first Let's Talk About Sex Conference in 2007 to talk openly about sex in relation to reproductive justice organizing.

The youngest sister (1898–2003). Our membership includes and represents Indigenous, African American, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Latina women and LGBTQ people. SisterSong disagreed with the accusation against Planned Parenthood and felt that the campaign was claiming that black women have a racial obligation to have babies, which overrides their personal desires and needs. As an Amazon Associate, we earn revenue from qualifying purchases. [23][24], SisterSong was a volunteer-run network until 2005, when they opened a national office in Atlanta and hired their first staff with funding from the Ford Foundation and the Moriah Fund. Your email address will not be published. Does anyone know of ANY songs about (half) sisters finding each other and are now apart of each others lives? So, why not honor her? In 2014, SisterSong selected four strategic priority areas: In 2016, SisterSong opened a second office in North Carolina focused on building a state-based reproductive justice movement there. National Sisters Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in August. [22], In 2004, SisterSong influenced the March for Choice to expand its agenda and become the March for Women's Lives; it was the largest march in US history, with 1.2 million participants. WOCCRHR worked with other women of color to form the US Women of Color Delegation Project for the conference, and wrote a “Statement on Poverty, Development, and Population Activities,” which they presented there. Listen to our sister songs playlist on Spotify. [17], Their first action was to encourage women of color to attend the 1992 March for Women's Lives organized by NOW (National Organization of Women), while also publicly critiquing NOW for their lack of inclusivity in planning the march. After the 2019 confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, they believe that the balance of the Supreme Court became tilted against abortion rights, so bringing the abortion ban case to the Supreme Court could give it a chance to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1972 decision that protects the legal right to abortion throughout the US. [18], SisterSong was founded in 1997 by 16 women-of-color-led organizations representing African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, and Indigenous women, the same populations represented in WOCCRHR. As an Amazon Associate, we earn revenue from qualifying purchases. [22] Monica Simpson had previously been the first staff person of color at Charlotte's Lesbian & Gay Community Center and won awards for organizing the first Black Gay Pride in the Bible Belt. They say that they use communications and events to combat stereotype, amplify black women's voices, organize with black women and allies for black women's rights, and connect black women with holistic care methods and resources. Your sister is just as important to you now that you’re a bride, as she was during your childhood — maybe more. 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[50][22] In 2011, the organization Strong Families/Forward Together then worked with a coalition of multiracial groups to use SisterSong's billboard strategies to successfully take down anti-abortion billboards in Oakland, California. The campaign culminated with an effort to pass a Georgia bill that would restrict abortions suspected of being motivated by the race or sex of the fetus. SisterSong claimed that the bill would have led to racial profiling and intrusive interrogation of black and Asian American women seeking abortions, and that it would have violated patient confidentiality and made providers afraid to provide services because they could be criminalized. We needed to lead our own national movement to uplift the needs of the most marginalized women, families, and communities. If your sister passed away, you may want to honor her or avoid this day. There is no choice where there is no access. Address intersecting oppressions. The non-profit defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.

SisterSong published articles that called this as a reproductive justice issue, saying that Alexander was imprisoned and separated from her children as punishment for defending herself and them from an abuser. Without further ado, here is our curated list of the best bride-sister songs. The DJ could play the karaoke track or the sisters could all dance and sing along. [69][70], In 2019, SisterSong acted as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Georgia legislators for passing a six-week abortion ban, which bans abortion before most women even know they are pregnant.

Family estrangement seems to be on the trend, sadly. [22] Numerous foundations now have programs devoted to funding reproductive justice work. The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, also known as SisterSong, is a national activist organization dedicated to reproductive justice for women of color. Membership also includes white and male allies. [43][44], From 2004 to 2012, SisterSong published over a dozen issues of Collective Voices, the first reproductive justice news magazine. After several years of work to develop the collective, SisterSong hosted its first national conference in November 2003 at Spelman College in Atlanta with over 600 women of color in attendance. I am assuming you are talking about the theme song from the sitcom Sister Sister? [22], In 2014, SisterSong expanded common perceptions of what constitutes a reproductive justice issue by hosting the Standing Our Ground for Marissa Alexander Summit in Jacksonville, Florida. This singing tradition occurs mostly in Punjabi culture. This effort led to the creation of the documentary An Abortion Conspiracy, produced by Stuart Productions and GritTV, which showcased Trust Black Women's work on the billboards, as well as other anti-abortion initiatives and efforts to challenge them. NOW's decision-making included only organizations able to make large financial contributions, which they claimed effectively excluded all organizations led by women of color, as these organizations generally lacked access to resources. Still led by SisterSong, they also partner with the Movement for Black Lives to raise awareness of and address the intersectional oppressions black women face.

Last Updated: September 29, 2020. Album Artist Song Info Amazon Link; 10,000 Maniacs: My Sister Rose: 1987, Rock: Aaliyah feat Missy Elliott: Best Friend: [26][22] SisterSong is strategically sited in the Deep South because they feel that this is where the rights of women of color are most threatened. [52][53] It paused for SisterSong's leadership transition in 2012. She was a prominent political leader in her own right, the wife and partner in power of Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of the Kuomintang (KMT), commander in chief of the Chinese armies and later president of the Republic of China. Sister song list curated by Matthew Campbell Last Updated: September 29, 2020. [51], Trust Black Women is still in operation as a national alliance of black-women-led organizations. We have removed the Jewel song from our list. So, if you decide to include a sister song for a non-traditional role, talk about it with your spouse and wedding coordinator. Select a song that has special meaning between you as sisters. [62][63] They created the Black Mamas Matter Toolkit, an online resource for groups interested in working to reduce Black maternal mortality. SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.