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Conversation & Workshop


Monica Raye Simpson
Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective      

September 29, 2016
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Reading Room 

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Monica Raye Simpson. Monica is the Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. A native of rural North Carolina, Monica has organized extensively against human rights violations, reproductive oppression, the prison industrial complex, racism and intolerance and is deeply invested in southern movement building and the fight for Black liberation. She is also committed to birth justice as a certified Doula. Monica couples her activism with her artistry and released her first live album entitled Revolutionary Love where she blends her gospel roots and her passion for social justice with deep soul to create the sound known as Revolutionary Soul. Because of her “artivism” Monica was named as a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine and chosen as one of Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.

Co-sponsors include the following VDS student organizations:
Office of Womyn’s Concerns
Black Seminarians
Latinx Seminarians

This event is free and open to the public. Please register below.