Community College of Philadelphia to Host Enough is Enough Session Addressing Reproductive Justice, Abortion Rights 

Originally published 9/22/22
Barry Johnson 
Cell: 267-666-7881 

In response to the Roe v. Wade reversal and legislation around reproductive rights, the event will examine the impact of these policies through a social justice framework 

PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia, in partnership with the College’s Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, announced that it will host an Enough is Enough teach-in session addressing the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn “Roe v. Wade” and legislation around reproductive rights. Titled “Reproductive Freedom: Whose Choice Is It?,” the virtual event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 via Zoom.  

The event will be co-moderated by Melissa Fogg, director of the College’s Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, and Malika Rahman, assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the College. Welcome remarks will be provided by College President Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals. 

Panelists include: Céshia Elmore, organizer for New Voices for Reproductive Justice; Marisa Falcon, founder and executive director of Apiary for Practical Support; and Tara Murtha, director of communications at the Women's Law Project.  

During the session, panelists will examine the impact laws banning abortion have on reproductive rights through a social justice framework with a focus on marginalized communities. A 2021 University of Colorado study found that a total ban on abortions could increase pregnancy-related deaths up to 21 percent overall and up to 33 percent for Black women. 

The Enough Is Enough teach-in series launched in June 2020 following the police-involved murder of George Floyd. Following Floyd’s death, Dr. Generals asked the College community to  commit to eradicating ideologies that perpetuate systemic racism through education, training and action. More information about the College’s Enough Is Enough teach-in series can be found online.  

To RSVP for the College’s Enough is Enough teach-in session titled “Reproductive Freedom: Whose Choice Is It?,” please email Barry Johnson at  

WHAT: Enough Is Enough Teach-In Session: “Reproductive Freedom: Whose Choice Is It?,” 

WHO:   Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals, president, Community College of Philadelphia; 

Melissa Fogg, director, Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center at Community College of Philadelphia; 

Malika Rahman, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, Community College of Philadelphia; 

 Céshia Elmore, organizer, New Voices for Reproductive Justice;  

 Marisa Falcon, founder and executive director, Apiary for Practical Support; and  

 Tara Murtha, director of communications, Women's Law Project.  

WHERE: Via Zoom            

WHEN:  11 a.m. 

              Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022