CRRJ News, as well as events we’d like to spotlight from our wider community of reproductive justice warriors!

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Tuesday April 13, 2021 @5:30-7:00 pm PST

BElovedBirth Black Centering Screening & PanelView full sized poster for Birth Black Centering Screening & Panel

CRRJ would like to spotlight the work of BElovedBirth Black Centering (@BEBlkCentering) honoring Black Maternal Health Week! 

“Alameda Health System has produced some amazing video clips from interviews with our team and program participants. They are beautiful and so moving! So we’re using Facebook Live to put on a watch party with a live panel of 5-6 of our group #1 BElovedBIRTH Black Centering participants. They will have the opportunity to share their experiences and wisdom, and be celebrated and loved up.” — BElovedBirth Black Centering

Thursday April 8, 2021 @7:00-8:30 pm PST

Belly of the Beast (2020) Film Screening [FREE]

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Click here to receive a link to the free screening 

When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes – from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations – primarily targeting women of color. This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

Join Defenders at Berkeley, Law Students of African Descent, La Alianza, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice for an exclusive screening of Belly of the Beast.

March 29 – April 2, 2021

CCRF’s Reproductive Freedom Week

Please join California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom for Reproductive Freedom Week 2021!

Register here

CCRF Reproductive Freedom Week. March 29 - April 2, 2001. The time is now. Now more than ever, we must be bold. Our voices will sound the alarm as we usher in new administration and combat COVID deaths, joblessness and houselessness while restoring, protecting, and advancing reproductive freedom for all.
Participants of #RFW2021 will be having virtual meetings with legislators across CA presenting SB 245: the Abortion Accessibility Act, SB 65: the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, and SB 306: the STD Coverage + Care Act, hoping to intentionally uplift these bills as they address what sexual and reproductive rights, health, and justice mean today.
For more information, visit


Spring 2019: Rachel Johnson-Farias interviewed in the Transcript:  No Time to Spare

March 12, 2019:  All* Above All video on introducing the EACH Woman Act into Congress

February 26, 2019: Rachel Johnson-Farias interviewed in California Magazine:  Q&A: Roe v. Wade Is on the Stand. Could a Grassroots Movement Save It?



CRRJ Executive Director Rachel Johnson-Farias will be part of a panel on “Toward A Reproductive Justice Framework in Public Health,” on Othering & Belonging” organized by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. For more information, click here