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This is the podcast of Gender Justice. We fight for Gender Equity by dismantling barriers and expanding protections so that all people can thrive regardless of their gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

We work for: economic justice, reproductive freedom and justice, freedom from gender based violence, and for trans & LGBQ liberation at work, in public, in school, in healthcare, and more. We are facing a historic opportunity to make real change in Minnesota with the first pro-reproductive freedom state legislature.

Join us - and stand up to fight for our rights.

The Gender Justice Brief Gender Justice

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This is the podcast of Gender Justice. We fight for Gender Equity by dismantling barriers and expanding protections so that all people can thrive regardless of their gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

We work for: economic justice, reproductive freedom and justice, freedom from gender based violence, and for trans & LGBQ liberation at work, in public, in school, in healthcare, and more. We are facing a historic opportunity to make real change in Minnesota with the first pro-reproductive freedom state legislature.

Join us - and stand up to fight for our rights.

    More legislation moving & the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    More legislation moving & the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    In this episode, Erin Hart, Megan Peterson, and Abena Abraham discuss the latest news from the legislature and the 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade.


    We discuss the latest news from the legislative session, starting with the PRO Act (Protect Reproductive Options Act), which successfully cleared the house with a vote of 69-65.
    The bill will now move on to the Senate.
    We then dig into the Reproductive Freedom Codification Act and Positive Pregnancies Support Act, focusing on expanding access to abortion and providing unbiased support and care for pregnant individuals.
    The Positive Pregnancies Support Act deals with state funding for crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which can limit the care and support that patients receive, and addresses privacy concerns related to CPCs.
    On the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we acknowledge the pain of not reaching the milestone but see it as an opportunity to set a new bar and reshape the conversation toward full human rights and reproductive freedom.



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    Visit the "Gender Justice" Website here and "Unrestrict Minnesota" here.

    Erin Hart, Communications Director at Gender Justice, hosts the Gender Justice Brief

    The GJB is produced by Gunther Michael Jahnl & Audra Grigus.


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    • 37 min
    Reproductive freedom bills moving at the Capitol!

    Reproductive freedom bills moving at the Capitol!

    In this episode, Erin Hart, Jessica Nyman, and Abena Abraham discuss the intense start of the Minnesota legislative session:


    What is it like being at the Capitol again?
    A lot of movement around abortion-related legislation.
    The PRO Act, which would establish a statutory right to choose reproductive healthcare options, including abortion, was introduced quickly and is a top priority for legislators.
    The bill had its first hearing last week, with strong support from providers and patients and opposition from those who do not support abortion rights.
    The PRO Act, which enshrines the right to abortion and other reproductive healthcare, also includes provisions to prevent municipalities from restricting abortion rights and ensures that they provide the basic fundamental right to abortion.
    The bill is a top priority for legislators and could be enacted by the end of the month.
    HF 91/SF 70, repealing Minnesota’s abortion restrictions, has been introduced and had its first hearing last week in the House.
    Many amendments have been proposed by opponents of the bill that are rooted in misinformation and inflammatory language.
    The testimony provided at the hearing was interesting but also a shock for the new legislators and staff who have not had the opportunity to listen to arguments against abortion rights.

    For more information on the legislation:

    https://unrestrictmn.org/news/protect-reproductive-options-act/

    https://unrestrictmn.org/news/hf-91-sf-70/

    House and Senate schedules:

    https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Schedules/All

    https://www.senate.mn/schedule/senate/upcoming-all###

    Visit the "Gender Justice" Website here and "Unrestrict Minnesota" here.

    The Gender Justice Brief is hosted by Erin Hart, Communications Director at Gender Justice.

    The GJB is produced by Gunther Michael Jahnl & Audra Grigus.


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    • 24 min
    303 Creative - considerations at Supreme Court level

    303 Creative - considerations at Supreme Court level

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is hearing cases with important implications for gender equity and reproductive rights this term. In today’s episode, Gender Justice Legal Director Jess Braverman, Special Projects Advisor Erin Maye Quade, and OutFront Minnesota Board Member Jared Mollenkof discuss an upcoming case before the Supreme Court, “303 Creative LLC vs. Elenis” and what it means for LGBTQ+ rights.

    ** Please note that this is a previously recorded live discussion, recorded on December 5th, 2022, the day the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments regarding the 303 Creative case.**



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    Visit the "Gender Justice" Website here and "Unrestrict Minnesota" here.

    The Gender Justice Brief is hosted by Erin Hart, Communications Director at Gender Justice

    The GJB is produced by Gunther Michael Jahnl & Audra Grigus.




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    • 42 min
    Legislative Preview 2023

    Legislative Preview 2023

    In this episode, GJB host Erin Hart, Jessica Nyman (Civic Engagement Director), and Abena Abraham (UnRestrict Minnesota Campaign Director) discuss the upcoming legislative session in Minnesota.


    The governor will be inaugurated on January 2nd.
    The Minnesota legislative session begins on January 3rd.
    The Reproductive Freedom Caucus and the Black Maternal Health Caucus will be important to watch during the session.
    The health and judiciary committees will be of particular focus.
    Testimony from people directly impacted by reproductive health issues is critical to shaping policy.
    Writing letters to the editor and using social media is imperative to keep the focus on current conversations.
    It is important to stay engaged and continue to hold elected officials accountable.
    Voting is only one step in the process of creating change.
    The session will end in May.
    It is important to stay informed and be ready to show up and make your voice heard.

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    Visit the "Gender Justice" Website here and "Unrestrict Minnesota" here.

    The Gender Justice Brief is hosted by Erin Hart, Communications Director at Gender Justice

    The GJB is produced by Gunther Michael Jahnl & Audra Grigus.




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    • 33 min
    The Gender Justice Brief - A brief introduction

    The Gender Justice Brief - A brief introduction

    Welcome to the Gender Justice Brief, a podcast about fighting for gender equity by breaking down legal, structural, and cultural barriers in expanding protections for all people regardless of their gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation. In this first episode, our host Erin Hart (Communications Director), is joined by Jess Braverman (Legal Director), and Erin Maye Quade (Special Projects Advisor) to discuss what to look forward to in 2023.

    Jess Braverman highlights some of the big cases the legal team will be working on in 2023, including a case against the Department of Corrections in Minnesota for the mistreatment of transgender inmates and a lawsuit against U.S.A. Powerlifting. There will also be arguments in January regarding outside groups attempting to intervene in the lawsuit against Minnesota's unconstitutional abortion restrictions.

    Erin Maye Quade discusses her transition to a new role as Special Projects Advisor, and her excitement for the growth and expansion of Gender Justice in 2023. She also touches on the importance of intersectionality in the work of Gender Justice, and how the organization will continue to uplift and support marginalized communities.

    Overall, 2023 looks to be a busy and exciting year for Gender Justice as we work toward our goal of achieving gender equity and justice for all.

    Thank you for joining us for this first preview episode, and be sure to tune in for future updates and discussions on gender justice!


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    • 15 min

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