Alejandra Pablos is a reproductive justice organizer and storyteller at the intersections mass incarceration and immigration. She shares her abortion story as an act of resistance to fight abortion stigma and bring awareness to abolition and racial justice. Fighting against her deportation for 12 years now has informed her advocacy. Her work and writing has been featured in Teen Vogue, Elle, NPR, Democracy Now, Colorlines, ReWire News, and many more. You can follow her journey to Abolish ICE and her own deportation case at KeepAleFree.org.
Presentations from Facing Race 2022
Join us in November to celebrate abortion access and storytelling that busts stigma and debunks myths about abortion care and the people who need it!
We will be putting together abortion care packages as we discuss the intersections of repro justice, immigration, and incarceration. Abortion access is a racial justice issue.
#AbortionShowers started as a direct need in our local community in Arizona to begin to tackle the current culture around abortion, reproductive rights, and autonomy. Digital organizers and abortion doulas connected to create a space that is a part of a broader movement to destigmatize abortion and reproductive justice. We know that culture reflects policy and vice versa. Through online mutual aid support of Language Justice workers, artists, and volunteer shower organizers we have been able to create digital online rhetoric and archives.
We have visions to continue this work of narrative shifting because access to abortions is about racial and immigration justice. The systems denying us basic necessities are the same ones forcing us to love under violence and white supremacy culture.Speakers: Alejandra Pablos
Alejandra is a criminalized organizer and unapologetic immigrant. While she prepares for one of the biggest moments of her life — her deportation case — Alejandra is forced to reckon with a past mistake and a system that could tear her apart from her family and the only home she has ever known.Maya Cueva, Mayra Amaya, Melissa Bueno-Woerner, Alejandra Pablos
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the #KeepAleFree campaign, a national effort to build pathways of protection from deportation for reproductive justice organizer Alejandra Pablos. Team members Gloria, Yvette, Ale & Castro will dive through the campaign's intersectional organizing work (legal, communications & ground organizing) and how they use cultural digital organizing to creatively disrupt the mainstream portrayals around immigration, criminalization, and reproductive justice. The team engages in this work through a perspective that is dedicated to dismantling prison, detention centers, and governmental agencies.Speakers: Stephanie Castro, Alejandra Pablos, Gloria Negrete-Lopez