Ross, Loretta J., 1953-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Dázon Dixon Diallo is founder and president of SisterLove, Inc., established in 1989, the first women’s HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Justice organization in the southeastern United States.As a student at Spelman College, Dázon took a leading role in anti-apartheid work. After attending the First National Conference on Black Women's Health Issues at Spelman in June, 1983, she sought out community women's health work. She earned her B.A. from Spelman in 1986. From 1984 to 1989, she was a lay health...
Overview Loretta J. Ross is a Reproductive Rights advocate, Civil Rights activist, feminist, women's health activist. Her papers contain speeches, writings, correspondence, organization and conference files, and audiovisual materials. The collection pertains primarily to Ross' activism for reproductive justice rights for women of color, anti-violence, international human rights work, and particularly to issues related black women's health. Other topics include abortion, women's health, teenage...
Dates: 1956 - 2014
Overview At the time of its founding, SisterLove provided safe space for women, especially women of African descent, to confront the realities of living with the AIDS. Dázon Dixon Diallo initiated a collaboration with a local women's organization to improve access for all women and especially those of color. In 1987, the Women's AIDS Prevention Project (WAPP) was formed. In 1989, Ms. Diallo founded SisterLove Women's AIDS Project with the help of WAPP's Women of Color Advisory Board. The organization's...
Overview Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.