The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board, along with the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, will host Beyond Roe: Intersection of Abortion Access, Economic Justice and Religious Liberty, a virtual event to commemorate the 51st anniversary and legacy of Roe v. Wade. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States was overturned on June 24, 2022.
The Beyond Roe event will be a gathering of experts, advocates, and thought leaders highlighting ways to rise against the continued policy-based assault on abortion access, reaffirm support for the right to choose, and advocate for reproductive justice and accessibility to healthcare.
It will take place as a virtual event on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 5 p.m. It will be an evening of open, honest, and meaningful conversations with community members, and it will feature a special focus on removing educational, financial, and legislative roadblocks for pregnant people.
Tickets are $15 and all proceeds raised will support individuals needing cash assistance related to economic costs or abortion medication. Complimentary tickets are also available upon request when registering. To participate in Beyond Roe: Intersection of Abortion Access, Economic Justice and Religious Liberty, please visit www.ncjwla.org/roe by January 25 to register.
The event will be hosted by Gabrielle Brown, Program Coordinator for the Maternal and Infant Health program at Black Women for Wellness and will feature a virtual keynote address by Rabbi Mira Rivera, Rabbi-in-Residence, JCC Harlem and the first Filipina-American woman to be ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The keynote will be followed by virtual breakout sessions for small group conversations. This year’s event will offer attendees a unique opportunity to lead guided conversations about abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the comfort of their homes (or anywhere online) and in person with friends, family, and the larger community.
Roe v. Wade is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, issued on January 22, 1973, that legalized abortion in the United States. The City of West Hollywood, in 1993, was the first city in the nation to declare itself pro-choice and the City has continually supported state and federal legislation protecting and advancing women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare.
For more information, please contact Larissa Fooks, the City of West Hollywood’s Community Program Coordinator, at (323) 848-6413 or at [email protected].