Jun 28 2023

Reproductive Health Care Is Foundational to Thriving: A Discussion with Youth Leaders and Reproductive Health Advocates

Grantmakers for Thriving Youth


On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and revoking the constitutional right to abortion.

The impact of this decision is being felt by young people across the country and has implications for a wide range of services provided in multiple settings, including K12 and post-secondary education, healthcare, housing, foster care, and juvenile justice.

This session will feature young people who are on the front lines of advocacy on this issue and who will share why access to reproductive health care is foundational to thriving and how this decision is impacting girls, young women, and gender expansive young people, particularly those of color. We will also hear from a national leader on social and gender justice, on how young people and advocates are responding to an increasingly hostile environment that restricts access to care, and what philanthropy can do about it.

• Daniel Bisuano - Education Youth Justice Coordinator, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
• Rebecca Gudeman - Senior Director of Health, National Center for Youth Law
• Phillisha Kimbles – Peer Mentor, Riverside Community College
• Jeannette Pai-Espinosa - President, National Crittenton

Presented by Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Youth Transition Funders Group, and Grantmakers for Girls of Color.

This program is free and open to grantmakers and others in the thriving youth community. GTY’s webinars and funder learning opportunities are made possible through the time and expertise of presenters from the field. In the spirit of transparency, GTY will make available the list of webinar participants to presenters upon request, unless the registrant requests to remain anonymous (please indicate your preference via the registration form).



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