We recognize that H*yas for Choice--and the “choice” framework more broadly--has historically focused on the needs of cisgender white women to the detriment of those who face multiple forms of marginalization or are otherwise disempowered by systems of oppression. In moving toward a reproductive justice framework, we want to ensure that we are actively recognizing these oppressions and working to dismantle them. Please see our updated mission statement below:
"Since 1991, H*yas for Choice has been the pro-choice group at Georgetown University working to expand access to and quality of reproductive and sexual health services, serving as the sole provider of contraception on campus. We strive to realize a vision of reproductive justice at Georgetown and beyond, engaging our community around these topics through education and organizing. We understand this work to include actively challenging oppressive systems including but not limited to: white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, capitalism, whorephobia, colonialism, transphobia, xenophobia, and ableism."