Surge Reproductive Justice exists due to the contributions of Black feminist leaders.
We celebrate their brilliance, value the gifts they have given us, and strive to honor their revolutionary spirits in our work.
and the founders of SisterSong
and the Combahee River Collective
Barbara Smith is the co-founder of the Combahee River Collective, the Boston-based Black lesbian feminist organization that penned the "Combahee River Collective Statement."
This statement laid down the written foundations for Black Feminism, the intellectual backbone of the reproductive justice movement.
Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw
Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw is a lawyer, civil rights advocate, and leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality.
Dr. Angela Davis
Dr. Angela Davis is an abolitionist scholar author, activist and co-founder of Critical Resistance, an organization founded to end the prison industrial complex.