ACRJ | Renamed, Renewed

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For 10 years ACRJ has been, well, ACRJ. But they’ve recently taken on a new name–Forward Together–for their organization as a reflection of where they hope the reproductive justice movement will go and how they hope it will get there. And while the name is new, their focus remains on Asian communities, reproductive justice, and building […]

Eveline Shen | Reclaiming Our Bodies, Ourselves

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Eveline Shen is the Executive Director of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice. ACRJ leads the Strong Families Initiative, which is changing the way we think, feel and act in support of families, gender and race. Eveline serves on the board of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and Movement Strategy Center, as well as the advisory […]

ACRJ | A Holistic Stance for Reproductive Justice

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ACRJ (Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) defines reproductive justice as “the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, economic, and social well-being of women and girls,” a holistic way of approaching reproductive rights. And because there is no way to separate reproductive rights from that which affects them including, health care, the environment and social justice nor […]

Kado | Way of the Flower

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Myself and three other community members signed up to take Norma Wong Roshi’s class on kado, the way of the flower, a 2000-year-old Chinese art form often practiced by folks on a spiritual path. Kado at first sounds like it might be about flower arranging, but kado is more about you than it is about flowers. […]

A Few Good Blogs

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Here are a few good blog posts from a few good organizations. These sites cover centered social justice work, reproductive justice, and the benefits of mindfulness. Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) “IISC stands with a global community of skillful visionaries, grounded in love as a force for transformation, achieving social justice for all and […]

Wellness for All | Brown Boi Project

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Original article posted on ACRJ (Asian Center for Reproductive Justice) blog, August 17, 2011. Ground-breaking health curriculum serves gender non-conforming, trans community. At the intersections of reproductive oppression, societal negligence and medical inequality lie the bodies of trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) people of color (POC). Despite being a fundamental human right, finding quality health […]

All in the Family

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There are a lot of folks out there living outside of the nuclear family framework. ACRJ is gathering stories to accurately show what American families are like today.

Reproductive Justice

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ACRJ believes that reproductive justice will be achieved when all people have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our gender, bodies and sexuality for ourselves, our families and our communities.

FSLI | Forward Stance Leadership Initiative

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The Forward Stance Leadership Initiative (FSLI) is a project of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ). Its purpose is to share the principles of Forward Stance with other social justice activists, whether they be intermediaries, meta-intermediaries, or those doing work on the frontlines.

ACRJ | Forward Stance in Action

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Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and education to achieve community and systemic change.