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imMEDIAte Justice

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imMEDIAte Justice is a movement to inspire a new, youth-driven media conversation about sex, gender, love and relationships. We are a volunteer-led organization that empowers girls to access truth and create positive sex ed films in a supportive, feminist workshop space. imMEDIAte Justice provides girls with the close

community, resources, and training they need to become powerful storytellers and changemakers. Our IMJ Summer Camps create empowered female filmmakers who are writing their own narratives, informing their peers, and changing the face of global media and current sex ed.

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  • Over an 8 week course, the girls created two short documentary films about their stories and wisdom about reproductive justice and injustices.
  • California Women’s Foundation Leadership Conference in January. Trained 20 youth. What does reproductive Justice mean to you?
  • Trained 50 Youth at Cal State Dominguez Hills. What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The World Would Split Open.
  • Trained 15 Youth in Detroit at the Allied Media Conference.
  • Trained 10 Young Women.
  • Picture of our girls at their IMJ premiere. We worked with 15 young women. THIS IS A PICTURE OF CLAY
  • Reach LA, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, USC Film School, Online Communities Network.
  • Responsible for online content and connecting our program to folks across the country.
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    • 1. What is Reproductive Justice? • Reproductive justice exists when all people have the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our gender, bodies and sexuality for ourselves, our families and our communities.
    • 2. The problem we’re trying to address is reproductive oppression: the controlling and regulation of our gender, bodies and sexuality. • Some examples of this include: • o Toxic facilities like power plants and oil refineries are mostly located in poor communities of color, which expose women to reproductive toxins linked to infertility, miscarriage, infant mortality, and breast cancer. • o The increase in criminalization of pregnant women who use substances in the name of “fetal rights” disproportionately targets poor women of color, who are being incarcerated at extremely high rates rather than receiving treatment. • o Forced sterilization of poor women, women of color and women with disabilities, and coercing women to use dangerous, long-term, provider-controlled contraceptives such as Depo-Provera.
    • 3. There are many strategies in play to fight reproductive oppression, and they fall into three main frameworks. • • Reproductive Health – a service delivery model centered around increasing access to reproductive health care; • • Reproductive Rights – a legal & policy model centered around choice and privacy; and • • Reproductive Justice – an organizing and leadership development model centered around the understanding that reproductive oppression is a result of intersecting oppression based on race, class, immigration status, ability, etc. and is a way to control entire communities. • • The best way to understand reproductive justice is to look at its core aspects, which helps us understand not only the way we think about the issues our communities face, but also the way we take action around them.
    • 4. Core Aspects • Intersectional analysis: an analysis that describes both the experience of oppression and the strengths that individuals and communities bring to bear on particular issues by explicitly addressing the intersections of gender, race, class, and other identities and experiences that affect individuals and communities. • Gender, body and sexuality: Reproductive justice focuses on the control, regulation and exploitation of gender, bodies and sexuality. • Social change at individual, community, institutional, and societal levels: reproductive justice supports personal transformation and empowerment within the context of social/cultural, institutional and structural change. Shifting relations of power and impacting cultural norms is the essence of justice. • Leadership of communities most affected: identification of issues, constructing solutions, and organizing for change must arise from the communities that are most affected by reproductive oppression. When this is not the case, we see solutions that fail to reach marginalized communities or that ignore the realities of communities’ lived experience. In the process of supporting leadership of communities most affected, individual leaders must be supported, cultivated, trained and nurtured to develop their skills in the context of an accountable relationship to their community. • Linking individuals to community: all of us come from community and our communities are vitally important. Reproductive justice assumes that we must lift up community to support individuals. Individualistic framing and approaches that polarize communities hinder the potential of building power for marginalized constituencies. • Systemic Change: strategies for addressing reproductive oppression must address the systemic underpinnings of that oppression. Short-term policy wins are critical and they must seek to transform power inequities and shift terms of the debate toward long-term structural change.
    • 5. What are some other issues that come to mind that directly impact our communities that are not usually connected with RJ? • A couple of examples include: immigration, environment…
    • 6. Glossary of Terms • Reproductive Oppression: the controlling and regulation of our gender, bodies and sexuality. Because reproductive oppression happens as a result of multiple systems of oppression, the reproductive justice framework is rooted in an analysis of intersectionality. • Intersectionality: an analysis that describes both the experience of oppression and the strengths that individuals and communities bring to particular issues by explicitly addressing the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status, age, ability and other identities and experiences that impact our lives. • Anti-Oppression Framework: recognizes and shifts power imbalances toward inclusiveness, equity and social justice. Key aspects of an anti-oppression framework include anti-racism, anti- sexism, anti-heterosexism, anti-ablism, anti-ageism, and an understanding of class oppression.
    • 7. imMEDIAte Justice imMEDIAte Justice is a summer program that empowers young women from LA to share their experience of reproductive justice through film. With film mentors, young women write & direct films that offer a fresh take on sexual health education.
    • 8. Our Vision • At IMJ we work towards a vision of the world where women and girls have self- determination, power and resources to make their own decisions. Our vision requires that women, girls and their communities have all they need to thrive, creating the environment for personal, collective, and societal transformation.
    • 9. Goals • Create a sexuality education video for youth by youth • Train 100 youth in media literacy & sexual health • Connect 1000 youth to our reproductive justice online community
    • 10. Create a sexuality education video for youth by youth
    • 11. 15 Girls learned writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound mixing, and animation.
    • 12. Mariposa and My Body My Message premiered at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts
    • 13. Our imMEDIAte Justice film MARIPOSA was accepted to the Human Rights Watch Youth Producing Change Film Festival
    • 14. Train 100 youth in media literacy & sexual health
    • 15. Trained 50 Youth at The Youth Media Education Conference
    • 16. Trained 15 Youth at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit
    • 17. 10 Young Women at the Chicana Feminist Conference
    • 18. So Far We’ve Trained 110 Youth at imMEDIAte Justice
    • 19. Connect 1000 youth to our reproductive justice online community In order to stay connected to youth and grow our netroots movement. . . • CALIBODYPOLITIX: Keeping Young Women Informed About Reproductive Health & Justice in California
    • 20. “If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free.” –Combahee River Collective • Amplifying the voices of young women in the community through media technology • Facilitating a global dialogue between young women about the reproductive injustices we experience and strategies for personal and world transformation.
    • 21. IMJ TRACKS • Producers Track • New Media Track • Creative Content Track
    • 22. PRODUCERS • PRE PRODUCTION – ORGANIZE A THREE DAY RETREAT – PROGRAM SCREENING – SPONSORSHIP – CATERING • PHYSICAL PRODUCTION – CALL SHEETS – TRANSPORTATION – RELEASE FORUMS – PERMITS
    • 23. • POST PRODUCTION – DISTRIBUTION – PUBLICITY – CNN, NBC AND UNIVISION NEWS SPOKESMAN – MTV PITCH TEAM
    • 24. NEW MEDIA • CALIBODYPOLITIX: ON-LINE COMMUNITY • GOOD magazine writers • WEBSITE developers • FACEBOOK, TWITTER, BLOG • Evaluate and Measure Program IMPACT • RADIO CONTENT CREATORS/HOSTS • MUSIC PRODUCTION: Singers, musicians, DJs, and VJs
    • 25. CREATIVE CONTENT • QUEER SEXUALITY RESEARCH • ANIMATION RESEARCH • CURRICULUMN DEVELOPMENT • IMJ CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TEAM • IDEA PITCHES FOR IMJ PSA • GLOBAL IMJ WORKSHOP TEAM

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