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Facing Forward After the Step Back: Roe v. Wade

Facing Forward After the Step Back: Roe v. Wade
June 28, 2022

Last week we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with abundant love and joy in the company of our community — one that is deeply committed to justice, equity and inclusion in our schools and for all individuals in our diverse, multi-ethnic democracy. Then, as the week drew to a close, we were confronted with the crushing blow to individual and reproductive rights as Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

World Savvy’s values — and our work — are centered on respecting every person as a whole, complex human being, and creating the conditions for each individual to navigate safe, welcoming and just communities with agency and autonomy. We want to be clear: this decision is a step backward. And it stands as a signal that at a time when we need more inclusive policies, more proactive protections for those most marginalized, and more opportunities to broaden perspectives and learn from the lived experiences of everyone in our diverse communities — there are those who are working against those goals.

We feel privileged to be surrounded by a community of partners and supporters who value equity, justice and inclusion. We will lean even more vigorously into this work in the months and years ahead, and will join in partnership with individuals and agencies who share this vision. Today, we remain more committed than ever to our mission to educate and engage youth to learn, work, and thrive as responsible global citizens and changemakers who value multiple perspectives, who work across difference, and who make the world a more equitable and just place for us all. The next generation demands this of us, and our democracy depends on it.

If you are looking for ways to get involved and advocate for change, this resource includes helpful information about the impact of this ruling, as well as steps each of use can take to make a difference: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/roe-v-wade-overturned-how-to-help-action/ 

Dana Mortenson
CEO and Co-founder


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