Teen Forum: Reproductive Rights

We are providing a teen-led space for teens from across North America to come together and discuss issues related to reproductive rights and how they a...

An open forum by teens, for teens

Tuesday, August 30
8 – 9 p.m. ET / 5 – 6 p.m. PT

While we are still reeling from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Moving Traditions wants to help you adjust to this shifting reality.

We are providing a space for youth from across North America to come together and discuss issues related to reproductive rights and how they are impacted by the recent Supreme Court decision.

Teens will have the opportunity to connect, reflect, and process their feelings. Participants are encouraged to take action and share ideas for responding to the limitations on their rights and the rights of people they love.   

Teen Facilitators:

  • Hana Collison-Zeldes (she/her) is a rising senior at San Dieguito Highschool Academy and was a 2021-2022 Kol Koleinu Fellow. After hearing the horrific news about the overturn of Roe v. Wade, she contacted over 100 people about taking action. She started the “Take Action Club” at her high school, and since then she and her fellow student activists have developed a feminist-based organization called “We are the Resistance” for activists of all ages. Every week they promote multiple tasks for members to focus on (Pre-registering teens, GOTV, finding resources, and much more).
  • Avivah Mitchel (she/her) is an incoming high school senior in Ann Arbor, MI and was a 2021-2022 Kol Koleinu Fellow. She is a co-president and tutor in her school’s Writing Center, passionate about working toward a more equitable school. She makes and sells jewelry on Etsy with her mom. As her social change project through the Kol Koleinu fellowship, she started a fundraiser by selling uterus-charm earrings and donating 100% of the profits to the Midwest Access Coalition as she is passionate about reproductive justice as a part of intersectional feminism. Avivah also enjoys helping her dad on their organic family farm, Country Valley Farm.
  • Sophie Stein (she/her) is an incoming freshman at Carleton College, originally from Chicago. Over the past few years she has worked with several Jewish organizations, including the JCUA in Chicago and the RAC, to learn and participate in structural community organizing campaigns. Sophie has advocated on issues including housing and economic justice, gun violence prevention, youth political engagement, reproductive justice, community safety, and working to ensure proper mental health care for those in crisis situations.

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About Moving Traditions

More than 28,000 Jewish youth have participated in Moving Traditions programs: our B-Mitzvah Family Education Program; our Teen Groups – Rosh Hodesh for girls, Shevet for boys, Tzelem for LBGTQ+ teens; Kulam, our new all gender classroom pilot program; and the Meyer-Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship.