Loretta J.
Ross


Loretta J. Ross is a Visiting Professor of Practice in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University teaching "Reproductive Justice Theory and Practice" and "Race and Culture in the U.S." for the 2018-2019 academic year. Previously, she was a Visiting Professor at Hampshire College in Women's Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year teaching "White Supremacy in the Age of Trump." She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012, a network founded in 1997 of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. She is one of the creators of the term "Reproductive Justice" coined by African American women in 1994 that has transformed reproductive politics in the U.S. 
 
Ross is a nationally-recognized trainer on using the transformative power of Reproductive Justice to build a Human Rights movement that includes everyone. She is also an expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights and violence against women. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements.
 
Ross is the author of the forthcoming book Calling In the Calling Out Culture, to be published in 2019.

Articles by Loretta J.

Speaking Up Without Tearing Down

A veteran human rights educator explains the value of teaching students to call each other in rather than out.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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