NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
I first got involved with Macalester Activists for Reproductive Justice as a Junior and quickly came to realize how intersectional and important the work that NARAL does is. One of the things that I am most passionate about is learning more about how reproductive justice encompasses more than simply the pro-life vs. pro-choice narratives. It is important for us all to be aware of are the many subversive ways that access to services and resources is obstructed in our country. In particular, I look forward to continued conversations learning from and sharing experiences and knowledge with other folks around the Twin Cities who share my passions.
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
I am a Senior at Macalester College. I am a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major and Psychology Minor planning on getting a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration, specifically Student Affairs, after graduating in May 2016. I hope to pursue the intersections of diversity and multiculturalism programming and disability services. In addition to being a campus rep for NARAL and thus being a co-chair for Mactivists for Reproductive Justice, I also have leadership positions on my campus in the Chorale, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, the Queer Women’s Identity Collective, and the Disability, Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness Identity Collective. In my not so abundant free time I enjoy reading about social justice, doing home improvement projects, sewing, baking, playing with my cat, and trying out new restaurants with my partner
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota believes in the power of the student voice! We recognize the need to train new pro-choice leaders and we’ve developed a Student Organizing program that reflects that.
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota’s Student Organizing program hires interns and works with pro-choice students at fourteen colleges throughout the state to educate and activate students on campus. Whether we’re talking about the availability of emergency contraception at your school, sex education, or deceptive crisis pregnancy centers advertising at your school, you can count on our student organizers being able to keep you informed.
The anti-choice forces are organizing at every level of government, in our streets, in front of clinics and in our schools! Their efforts affect women at every age, but much of their work focuses on college-aged women.
That’s why the pro-choice movement needs students to educate and organize on their campuses. Through campus organizing, you are helping to protect the right to choose and building the newest generation of the pro-choice movement. If you are interested in learning more about what’s going on at your campus, please feel free to contact your local campus rep by e-mail.
For a little perspective, we’ve asked all of our campus reps why they chose to continue the work NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota started on campuses. Throughout this series, you will get a better understanding of why this position is vital to our students and their communities.