WHAT WE DO

 

Adult Sex Ed classes are designed to revisit and re-educate adults about life-saving, comprehensive reproductive and sexual health information. The one hour online classes are initially broadcast from the SisterReach Facebook page and will be housed on the SisterReach website. 

ADULT SEX ED

Lunch & Learn Workshops are moderated community discussions on predetermined topics. The purpose is to facilitate educational and empowering discussions that share wisdom, knowledge, and foster understanding about Reproductive Justice and human rights related topics. Lunch & Learn Workshops are available by request, contact elise@sisterreach.org for more information.

LUNCH & LEARN WORKSHOPS

SISTERREACH YOUTH AMBASSADORS

SisterReach Youth Ambassadors (SYA) is the official youth program of SisterReach. Youth Ambassadors are 13-17 year old students who are passionate about Reproductive Justice, policy, and peer mentoring. The curriculum is based on comprehensive sexuality education which includes Reproductive Justice, anatomy, various contraceptive methods, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and how to foster healthy relationships. SYA participants have opportunities to participate in community advocacy through volunteer work and outreach. They are also involved in policy work and meet frequently with elected officials to discuss how laws and policies affect youth.

 

It is our hope is that all youth who enter the SYA Program leave being informed and confident about their reproductive and sexual health, are fluent and expressive writers, are peer educators, community advocates, and possess the critical thinking skills needed to examine policies and current events.

Email Margaret Stout at margaret@sisterreach.org to learn more about SYA and get involved.

 

LGBTQ+

 

 

 

BOITALK is a program for masculine of center (MOC) presenting and gender non-conforming womxn of color to discuss and learn about issues that impact their lives such as:

  • Reproductive and sexual health education 

  • Social, emotional, and mental health wellness

  • Homelessness and LGBTQ+ Youth

  • Violence and harassment 

  • Employment barriers

  • MOC motherhood

 

BOITALK hosts monthly meetings and social events. Contact Elise Saulsberry at elise@sisterreach.org to get involved.

THE REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE & FAITH TOUR

The Reproductive Justice and Faith Tour is a two-day Womanist liberation-theology informed training. It is designed to engage the faith community and advocates interested in social justice and faith advocacy in the important human rights framework of Reproductive Justice to improve families and communities. The training is designed for clergy, church leadership, laity, and social justice advocates who desire to implement a cohesive organizing model and safe space that meet the needs of vulnerable communities within and outside of the faith community. 

Email Elise Saulsberry at elise@sisterreach.org to schedule a tour stop.

 

OUR POLICY AGENDA

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & HEALTH CARE JUSTICE

DISABILITY JUSTICE | MENTAL HEALTH | MATERNAL HEALTH | HEALTH CARE REFORM | ANTI-STERILIZATION

 ECONOMIC JUSTICE

LIVING WAGE | EQUAL PAY | PAY EQUITY | PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

CONTRACEPTION ACCESS COERCION | COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION | ABORTION ACCESS

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

BIRTH CONTROL ACCESS DISCRIMINATION | VOTER ID | MARRIAGE EQUALITY | PERSONAL BELIEF EXEMPTIONS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

MASS INCARCERATION | POLICE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE | ADEQUATE COUNCIL/HIV CRIMINALIZATION | 

SEX WORKER DISCRIMINATION

 

SisterReach offers policy and advocacy programming for legislators, partners, and community members.

2019 Abbreviated Fetal Assault Research Report

2019 Full Fetal Assault Research Report

2018 National Women's Law Center Fact Sheet

2016 Legislative Policy Report

Our Voices & Experiences Matter

2015 Legislative Report

“Black Folks Day on the Hill” (BFDOH) is an opportunity for individuals, organizations and supporters, interested in doing direct work and advocacy around policies impacting the black community, to speak with legislators about our stance on these issues. Proposed and passed legislation places Black communities at great risk of being further abused, underfunded, and marginalized. This initiative of SisterReach and our coalition partners uses capitol hill visits as a proven tactic allowing constituents to directly articulate our position on policies to our elected officials. 

 

SisterReach understands that in order for one to change the culture, one must be able to connect with the individuals and communities who influence the culture. By engaging in the community through research, faith based advocacy, and arts and culture, SisterReach reaches a diverse base of people. These avenues for advocacy have helped establish valuable relationships and trust to move our work forward. Through this, people are informed and empowered to choose a better, healthier, and sustainable way of life.

Memphis Soul Music Festival - November 2-3, 2019

In celebration of SisterReach's 8 years of Reproductive Justice services, education, and empowerment in Memphis and throughout the state of Tennessee - we're hosting a 2-day festival!

Gospel Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., headlined by Callie Day

Soulful Sunday, November 3 at 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., headlined by Eric Roberson

Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

Accepting vendor requests at sales@cynthiadanielsco.com

Accepting donations and corporate sponsorships, contact Elise Saulsberry at elise@sisterreach.org

The State of Tennessee: Women, The Law & Justice 2016

Community safety is a Reproductive Justice issue. Therefore, SisterReach works in the political realm to advocate on behalf of those who are usually the most heavily impacted and simultaneously silenced in our communities.

 

This panel discussion included community leaders and Memphis area activists who explored how laws across the nation and within Tennessee, impact women and girls. The discussion also covered options for activism, what justice looks like for poor and low income women, and how Black women and women of color can assert their political power.

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