Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

If you are a Tulane undergraduate, see below for two paid summer internship programs! Applications are open now!

Also, sign up below to go to Baton Rouge on April 19 for Women on Wednesdays: Student Day! Learn about the legislative process and how to influence it at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Check out lots of other events and opportunities in this special issue as well.


Kelsey Lain, School of Liberal Arts, '23
Clare Daniel, PhD, Newcomb Institute, Tulane Unversity
Aliyah Daniels, ReproNews co-founder and editor emeritus, Class of 2018

Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internships
Newcomb Institute coordinates with local reproductive rights and reproductive health organizations in New Orleans to provide paid internships for undergraduates. Read our internship blog to hear about students' experiences.

Internship positions provide students with the opportunity to develop valuable skills, knowledge, and connections related to this field. Participants in this program will also learn from new and continuing interns as well as from leaders in the field through biweekly meetings. Students are paid $15 per hour for up to 15 hours per week.

The application for summer 2023 positions in the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship opens March 10 at noon and closes March 24 at noon. Click here to apply.
Feminist Summer Internship Program

The Newcomb Institute's Feminist Summer Internship program provides opportunities for students to work with organizations across the nation focused on gender equity. Check out our internship blog to hear about students' experiences.

Newcomb Institute will offer a $3,600 internship stipend with up to $400 in travel reimbursement to each intern to help cover living expenses. Students are expected to complete 240 hours of work on a project defined by our partner organization. Some funding may also be available for travel reimbursement.

Application for open positions for Summer 2023 will open March 10 at noon. It closes March 24 at noon. Click here to apply.

Emily Schoenbaum Grant
"The Emily Schoenbaum Grant seeks to encourage and support projects that will benefit the lives of women and girls, particularly those in the New Orleans area. We are particularly interested in organizations doing work around race. Preference may be given to organizations with whom we may develop future internship or service-learning partnerships.

Individuals or nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organizations in Louisiana are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applications that involve community organizations. Faculty, students, and alumnae are encouraged to apply for work they are doing in the community.

The application cycle is open and applications are due by May 31, 2023."


Sex Week 2023
Tulane University
March 13 - 17, 2023

"Sex Week offers a week of comprehensive, queer-inclusive, culturally-specific, sex-positive sexual health events and conversations. Comprehensive sexual health education has been identified as an essential pillar of sexual violence primary prevention. Yet, on average, high school students in the United States receive less than 11 hours of instruction on human sexuality, HIV, and STI and pregnancy prevention throughout the tenure of their education. To fill this gap in knowledge, the Well for Health Promotion has teamed up with offices, departments, and student organizations throughout Tulane’s community to reframe sex education for a collegiate community.

Sex Week is for all people. Sex Week is an invitation for all people to step into a space of sexual empowerment and wellness, one that centers their pleasure, safety, and choices. Sex Week encourages students to speak about sex, sexual health, and sexual identity from their unique perspective and it calls the campus community to meet their speech with celebration and radical sex-positivity. Click here to view the 2023 schedule of events!"
10,000 Women Louisiana
See below for further information.
"Women make a difference in people's lives through advocacy every day. Join 10,000 Women Louisiana for the first regional women's networking event to increase your reach. Share your stories, build your network, and increase your power!"
Shreveport Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 13, 2023

Shreveport, Louisiana
Acadiana (Lafayette) Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 15, 2023
Lafayette, Louisiana
Cenla (Alexandria) Women's Power Hour
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, March 16, 2023
Alexandria, Louisiana
Donor Milk Town Hall
Saul's Light
10:00 - 11:AM PM CST, March 16, 2023

"Join Saul's Light on March 16 at 10 am to learn about donor milk, the benefits of human milk and how to access it through Acts 488 and 489!"
Stillbirth & Infant Loss Support Group
Saul's Light & Fourth Trimester and Beyond
6:00 - 7:00 PM CST, 2nd Thursday of Every Month

"Saul's Light and Fourth Trimester are joining to offer a therapist facilitated, monthly support group for stillbirth and infant loss starting on 11/10/2022. The monthly support group will take place on the second Thursday of every month from 6 pm- 7pm. The sessions are in person with a virtual option."
How to Support NICU Families
Saul's Light
6:00 PM CST, March 22, 2023

Join Saul's Light for a live interview with Shanika Valcour-LeDuff, the founder and director of Labor And Love
Black Spaces, Black Places
Brightside Therapy Collective, NOLA Black Mental Health Matters, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
6:30 PM, March 29, 2023

401 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
"We are proud to invite you to a Black Spaces, Black Places event on March 29th at 5:30 pm. Black Spaces, Black Places is an initiative of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to cultivate community partnerships and capacity in New Orleans. This event in partnership with Brightside Therapy Collective and NOLA Black Mental Health Matters will be held at the Dream House Lounge on 401 Baronne Street, where we will have a healing discussion about healthy relationships."
TeenTalk - Sex and the Media: Part 2
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST, April 5, 2023
ZOOM, Houston, TX 77023

"How are relationships, sex, and abortion portrayed in popular TV shows and movies? What about queer identities, and the coming-out process? As a follow-up from last year's TeenTalks, the teen educators of teenREACH are leading a conversation about how the media shapes what we think about sexual health. You don't need to have attended part 1 to join this important (free!) session."
Women on Wednesdays
Lift Louisiana & 10,000 Women Louisiana
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM CST, April 12 - May 31, 2023 (Every Wednesday)
Louisiana State Capitol 900 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

"Women on Wednesdays is creating a network of citizens that are ready, willing and able to advocate for reproductive justice.

The program is designed to facilitate a sustained advocacy presence at the Louisiana State Capitol throughout the Legislative Session. Through these events, advocates learn about proposed legislation, its potential impacts, and ways to influence the legislative process.

During the legislative session, we lead groups of advocates at the State Capitol through a program that includes:
  • Training on the legislative process
  • Discussions of various topics related to current legislation,
  • Presentations by state legislators and government officials on policy priorities and the role of advocates in the process
  • Direct conversations between advocates and their state legislators.
  • Each week we will focus on a different issue impacting the lives of women, gender-diverse people, and families in our state.
We are aware that going to advocate in Baton Rouge requires a variety of privileges that aren't always available to everyone (e.g., the ability to take off work on a weekday, transportation, childcare, etc.), therefore we offer financial support to participants to address these barriers. Lunch will be provided."
Women on Wednesdays: Student Day
Lift Louisiana & 10,000 Women Louisiana
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM CST, April 19, 2023
Louisiana State Capitol 900 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

"On April 19th, Women on Wednesday is hosting a Student Day with a particular focus on preparing the next generation of leaders by introducing them to the legislative process.  

The program is designed to facilitate a sustained advocacy presence at the Louisiana State Capitol throughout the Legislative Session. Through these events, advocates learn about proposed legislation, its potential impacts, and ways to influence the legislative process."

Upcoming National/Regional

BMHW 2023: “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care"

Black Mamas Matter Alliance
April 11 - 17, 2023

"Founded and led by BMMA, Black Maternal Health Week is a week-long campaign held annually on April 11-17th that builds awareness, activism, and community-building​ to amplify ​the voices, perspectives and lived experiences of Black Mamas and birthing people. Since 2018, the activities and conversations hosted throughout the week have intentionally centered the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements. ​Visit here to learn more about Black Maternal Health Week and see highlights from previous years. "

Birth & Beyond Summit 2023: Advancing Community-based Approaches to Birth Equity

HealthConnect One
June 19 - 23, 2023

"The Birth & Beyond Summit theme, "Advancing community-based approaches to birth equity," reflects HealthConnect One's commitment to community-led initiatives, locally driven research and solutions, and movement building across the reproductive justice, birth equity, maternal and early childhood health spectrum.

We emphasize the importance of centering on community-led initiatives to reinvest in underserved communities and increase local efforts to reduce health inequities and advance reproductive justice. Birth and Beyond 2023 recognizes the timely need to elevate community strengths in pursuing hope for Black, Brown, and Indigenous birthing families and their communities.

The 2023 Birth and Beyond Summit will meet the need for a space to convene, strategize, and share ideas led and created by Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities."
See all events on the Tulane Reproductive Justice Calendar. This calendar is maintained by Kelsey Lain (Tulane School of Liberal Arts ‘23), so please email her your event information at
*We have recently changed the Repronews Job Board. Click here to give anonymous feedback on the new format.
Students United for Reproductive Justice, Newcomb Institute, Tulane University undergraduates
Big Easy EC, 24/7 Birth Control Delivery Service, Newcomb Institute
Students for Sexual Health Equity, Tulane University School of Public Health
Social Workers United for Reproductive Freedom, Tulane University School of Social Work
Medical Students for Choice, Tulane University Medical School
If/When/How, Tulane University Law School
Please click here to view Newcomb Institute's Post-Roe Resource Document.
Newcomb’s reproductive rights/health/justice-related activities are supported by the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, the Bonnie and William Chapman Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, and the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation. Read about what our Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns are up to!

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