Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor Stand For Reproductive Justice at Cleveland Concert

By Sameer Rao Sep 07, 2016

A reproductive justice organization that partnered with Black Lives Matter earlier this year has enlisted A-list actresses and performers of color for a concert this Saturday (September 10) that will be livestreamed in cities across Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Comedians and actresses Leslie Jones and Jessica Williams join multihyphenate performer (and star of Kanye West‘s "Fade" video) Teyana Taylor, Mexican pop star Natalia Lafourcade and headlining singer Sia for All Access 2016. Presented by New Voices for Reproductive Justice, the Cleveland-based event will also include an address from Tamir Rice‘s mother, Samaria Rice.

Part of New Voices’ effort to mobilize women of color around issues of reproductive justice and abortion access that disproportionately impact them, the Cleveland event will occur in tandem with events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Each will be presented in partnership with local advocacy organizations and feature performances from local artists.