Loretta Ross

Loretta J. Ross is a Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender where she teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture. 

About

Loretta was the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (2005-2012) and co-created the theory of Reproductive Justice. Loretta was National Co-Director of April 25, 2004, March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C., the largest protest march in U.S. history at that time. She founded the National Center for Human Rights Education (NCHRE) in Atlanta, Georgia,  launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW), and was the national program director of the National Black Women’s Health Project. One of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center, Loretta was the third Executive Director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. 

Find her at her website https://lorettajross.com/ and on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Loretta J. Ross es profesora en el programa de estudios de la mujer y de género en el Smith College donde sus clases hablan sobre la supremacía blanca, los derechos humanos y la práctica de reflexionar y dialogar en privado en lugar de confrontarnos y regañar públicamente, que ella denominó calling in the calling out culture.
Loretta fue la coordinadora nacional de la SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (2005-2012) y fue cocreadora de la teoría de la justicia reproductiva. Loretta fue codirectora nacional de la marcha por la vida de las mujeres el 25 de abril del 2004 en Washington, D.C., que fue en aquel entonces la protesta más grande en la historia de Estados Unidos. Fundó el National Center for Human Rights Education (NCHRE) en Atlanta, Georgia; participó en el lanzamiento del programa para mujeres de color para el National Organization for Women (NOW), y fue la directora del programa nacional del National Black Women’s Health Project. Loretta es una de las primeras mujeres afroamericanas en dirigir un centro de crisis de violencia sexual y fue la tercera directora ejecutiva del centro de crisis de violencia sexual en D.C.

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Agenda

Oct
19
Panel 2 - On Good Conflict: What If We Called In, Rather Than Called Out?

Outrage and conflict have long offered an easy way to build political power for advocates on both the political right and left. While moral outrage is a critical motivator for change, being kept in a constant high state of tension and conflict by these forces has also served to divide us even further into smaller like-minded groups without the will or skill to courageously cross differences and build power for transformative social change.