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Reproductive Justice Speaker Series – June 28, 2021

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The Integral Role of Reproductive Justice in the Gender Equity Movement

Please join Women’s Funding Network, Ipas, and I Be Black Girl for a conversation on the integral place of reproductive justice in the gender justice movement.

Ipas President and CEO, Anu Kumar, and I Be Black Girl Black Maternal Health Organizer, Christian Minter, will share about their work towards reproductive justice, locally and internationally, from abortion and contraception access to maternal health. 

A live virtual panel
June 28th, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST.

Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, President & CEO, Women’s Funding Network


Anu Kumar, President and CEO, Ipas
Anu Kumar, President and CEO, Ipas

Anu Kumar, PhD, MPH, President and CEO, Ipas.

Anu is an international reproductive health and rights organization with staff in more than 18 countries—all guided by Ipas’s commitment to working for a world where everyone can determine her own future. Since joining Ipas in 2002 as part of the senior leadership team, Dr. Kumar has been a thought leader for the organization and the field on topics such as abortion stigma, gender equity, white supremacy and global health, and sexual and reproductive health and human rights. Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Kumar served as Senior Program Officer in the Population and Reproductive Health program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Prior to that, she worked as a Social Scientist at the World Health Organization’s Reproductive Health Research Division.

Christian Minter, Black Maternal Health Organizer, I Be Black Girl
Christian Minter, Black Maternal Health Organizer, I Be Black Girl

Christian Minter, Black Maternal Health Organizer, I Be Black Girl.

Christian currently resides in Omaha, NE where she is actively working in the community to achieve equitable maternal and reproductive health outcomes. Her work includes serving as the Black Maternal Health Organizer for I Be Black Girl, collaborating on the Omaha Reproductive Well-being Project, and participating in the Douglas County Health Department’s health equity and social justice community of practice. Christian has over eight years’ experience as a medical librarian and health literacy advocate and is in the process of transitioning careers to a new job addressing maternal and infant health in Nebraska. She received a bachelor’s in biblical studies from Washington Bible College, a master’s in library and information science from The Catholic University of America, and is currently pursuing a master’s in public health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a concentration in maternal and child health.


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