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Patricia Zavella

The Movement for Reproductive Justice

Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism

NYU Press 2020

New Books in African American StudiesNew Books in AnthropologyNew Books in Gender StudiesNew Books in Latino StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Public Policy July 24, 2020 Isabel Machado

In The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism (NYU Press, 2020), Pat Zavella shows how reproductive justice organizations’ collaborative...

In The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism (NYU Press, 2020), Pat Zavella shows how reproductive justice organizations’ collaborative work across racial lines provides a compelling model for other groups to successfully influence change.

In the context of the war on women’s reproductive rights and its disproportionate effect on women of color, and increased legal violence toward immigrants,  The Movement for Reproductive Justice  demonstrates that a truly intersectional movement built on grassroots organizing, culture shift work, and policy advocating can offer visions of strength, resiliency, and dignity for all.

Dr. Patricia Zavella is Professor Emerita in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also the author of I’m Neither Here nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty and coauthor of Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios.


Dr. Isabel Machado is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Department of History of the University of Memphis.