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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.

Loretta Ross

and the founders of SisterSong

Barbara Smith

and the Combahee River Collective

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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.  

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