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  • I want to bring on my friend, Poppy Liu,

  • who's been doing some great work with reproductive justice.

  • She's an actor and an activist.

  • Please welcome Poppy.

  • Hey Poppy!

  • Hi!

  • It's so good of you to take some time out

  • from your schedule as a smash hit sitcom star.

  • Yeah, the cult classic, Sunnyside,

  • right up there with Donnie Darko.

  • It really is the Donnie Darko of sitcoms.

  • It really is.

  • It's the only way to describe it.

  • And you are the Jake Gyllenhaal of indie comedy,

  • is what everyone says.

  • I keep saying that to Deadline.

  • They keep sending me the same cease and desist.

  • Thank you for being here.

  • I wanted to talk to you because

  • you're doing something cool with this time,

  • and maybe you can tell us a little bit about

  • some of your activism work.

  • You can probably explain it a little bit better

  • than I can, but it's around reproductive justice,

  • which is a very important issue right now

  • and is getting even more serious

  • because of our recent Supreme Court woopsie-daisies.

  • Yeah.

  • So I sit on the board of a really incredible

  • organization called SisterSong,

  • SisterSong women of color reproductive justice collective.

  • And it is entirely led by Black, Indigenous,

  • Latinx, and Asian Pacific Islander women of color

  • and queer, trans people of color

  • with the idea that with need to be

  • centering the most marginalized communities first

  • if we're trying to create the liberated world

  • that we are dreaming of.

  • And the reason why it's reproductive justice

  • is because kind of prior to this

  • the movement around abortion was very much

  • like a white second wave feminist framework of it,

  • in terms of pro choice and anti choice.

  • That's how abortion was talked about

  • and that was sort of the extent of the conversation

  • about body autonomy and rights,

  • but the idea here is that you don't really have

  • choice actually, if you don't have access.

  • You don't have choice if you're facing state violence.

  • You don't have choice if you're undocumented

  • and you're fearing deportation.

  • You don't have choice if you're incarcerated.

  • So, this is more about access.

  • It's about meeting communities and people where they're at

  • and it's really shifting the conversation

  • into a way that's looking more wholistically at,

  • SisterSong says it really great.

  • They're like, it's about people's right

  • to have children if they want to,

  • not have children if they don't want to,

  • and to raise their families in safe

  • and sustainable environments.

  • That's the organization.

  • They're the best, they're so great.

  • More recently during quarantine,

  • I started a campaign within SisterSong

  • called Asians for Black Births,

  • which is in support of the work that

  • Deputy Director Leah Jones at SisterSong is doing.

  • That's called the Birth Justice Care Fund,

  • which is just providing direct funds

  • for right now primarily Black mamas

  • and caregivers in Georgia,

  • just support around birth, postpartum,

  • labor, doula needs, midwives, et cetera.

  • And so, this campaign, Asians for Black Births,

  • is really rallying my Asian American

  • and Asian Pacific Islander communities

  • to be supporting this work.

  • And it's not just a fundraiser.

  • We're hoping that we're using this

  • to actually kind of share information

  • with Asian American communities

  • who historically have been very complicit with whiteness,

  • have not really examined their own proximity to whiteness,

  • have not always shown solidarity

  • with Black and brown communities,

  • and really asking ourselves during this moment

  • to be like, we need to look at our own histories

  • and our complicities to understand

  • how we show up as migrants in this moment in time.

  • Okay, so as far as the organization goes,

  • it's helping people with actual resources,

  • or some of the money is going towards

  • just supporting some of these?

  • Yeah, so the Birth Justice Care Fund

  • is direct monetary support for people that are giving birth,

  • but SisterSong at large, they do all sorts of things,

  • including court cases.

  • Well, you're doing really great work,

  • and you're honestly making us look bad

  • for not doing the same.

  • So if people want to support SisterSong

  • and the work you're doing,

  • which you've already raised a lot of money,

  • where can people find you if they want to help out?

  • For Asians for Black Births you can go to

  • @asiansforblackbirths on Instagram.

  • There's a link that goes to the GoFundMe,

  • and yeah, learn more about SisterSong.

  • They're on Instagram @sistersong_woc

  • and sistersong.net.

  • So go there.

  • Go there.

  • Okay, thank you so much for talking with us

  • and educating us and letting us know

  • what we can do to help,

  • because there's honestly so many things out there,

  • that just to narrow it down is great.

  • Love you, Moses!

  • Thank you!

  • Love you too!

  • Thank you so much.

  • It's good seeing you.

  • Poppy Liu, everyone.

  • The organization is SisterSong.

I want to bring on my friend, Poppy Liu,

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Poppy Liu Is Fighting For Reproductive Justice – Team Coco LIVE: Moses Storm And Friends

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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