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Cherisse Scott has worked as an educator, advocate and activist in Reproductive Justice for over 10 years. In 2011, Scott relocated back to Memphis, TN from Chicago and later that year founded SisterReach, currently, the only Reproductive Justice organization in the state of Tennessee. Under Ms. Scott’s leadership, SisterReach released their 2015 report on the need for comprehensive sexuality education for southern youth of color, rolled out their ProWoman Billboard campaign in opposition to anti-abortion billboards erected in Memphis targeting Black men, rolled out their state and nationally based clergy cohort partnering with and training faith leaders on social justice issues and presented to the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice (UNWGDAW) regarding the impact of the fetal assault law on TN women. SisterReach’s work on the fetal assault law led to a victory of defeating HB 1660 which criminalized mothers struggling with drug addiction during this legislative session. Ms. Scott chairs the Education Advocacy Working group for Memphis Teen Vision, was recently featured in the NBCNews #31DaysofFeminism campaign, she is a 2016 Rockwood Institute Fellow, a sought out public speaker on reproductive justice and other human rights issues and works diligently with national partners and coalitions to bring awareness to the human rights injustices of Tennesseans.

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