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On this episode of Sex on Shuffle, Cindy Lee politicks with Jennifer Driver, of Take Root Strategies, about sex ed policy in the US and Reproductive Justice.
Jennifer Driver is an award-winning reproductive health, rights, and justice policy and advocacy leader. She is the Founder of Take Root Strategies LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic guidance on reproductive health care policy. Prior to this, Jennifer served as the Vice President of Policy and Strategic Partnerships with SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), where she provided leadership to drive the organization’s federal and state policy and advocacy efforts and to build cross-movement and intersectional strategic partnerships and collaborations that advance sexual and reproductive freedom for all at the intersection of queer liberation, racial justice, and reproductive justice.
Prior to joining the team at SIECUS, Jennifer served as the Manager of Training & Education for Welcoming America where her work focused on the intersection of immigration, racism, education, health, and policy.
Her previous experience also includes working for Power to Decide (Formerly the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.
Utilizing public health and intersectional frameworks, Jennifer focuses much of her work on advocating for the health and well-being of young people — paying particular attention to youth of color, immigrants, youth in care, and LGBTQ communities— as she shapes and advances public policy efforts at SIECUS.
A dynamic trainer, presenter, and spokesperson on reproductive health, rights, and justice, Jennifer has been featured and quoted in national media, including The Washington Post, Vogue, The New York Times, Rewire, The Zig Zag Podcast, The Harvard Political Review, B*TCH Media, and Politico. You can follow Jennifer on Twitter.
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