REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN JEOPARDY
In May 2019, we saw a cascade of states - Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Iowa, Louisiana, Utah, and North Dakota banning abortion from six weeks to conception, with additional bans being introduced in at least another 28 states. Currently, 29 million U.S. women of reproductive age (43%) live in states that are hostile and very hostile to abortion access and productive autonomy.
In response to these bans, and in solidarity with the nationwide protests of these attacks on women’s self-determination and autonomy, Social Movement + Innovation is announcing a Call for Applications for small teams of people who want to develop innovative strategies to address this crisis and expand the reproductive justice movement.
SM+I is launching four opportunities for organizations and social justice leaders to generate and test contentious and disruptive ideas to challenge these abortion bans and expand support for reproductive self-determination.
Through the Reimagining Change Labs, we offer social movement leaders the space and resources to explore and develop and/or test new ideas to address pressing social issues over a 6-month period.
Designed for teams of 3-5 people, these labs offer online workshops, exercises, support and coaching, and a final in-person convening for teams to share experiences and learnings with one another.
Benefits from participating in these labs include:
Expertly designed and facilitated tools and exercises for working on and with your ideas
Individualized coaching for each team
A toolkit of methodologies and exercises
A learning community of lab teams working across the country on different ideas
Access to non-traditional experts from diverse fields
Opportunities to network and celebrate together in person at the culmination of the labs
Applicants can choose between two types of labs - the Ideas Lab or the Prototype Lab depending on where the team is in their process. Please read the lab descriptions carefully and reach out to us at email@example.com if you need help determining which lab is the right fit for your team.