Lecture by Akua Furlow
titled Reproductive Racism:The Legacy of The Negro Project
What? A Lecture by Akua Furlow
titled Reproductive Racism:
is prepared to speak on three topics.First, she
will explain what LEARN, Inc.
is and how it helps to provide resources and education to the Black community.Secondly, she
will explain through her
detailed research the views of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
, on low-income women and women of Color (specifically Black women) and the impact of Planned Parenthood and the American Eugenics Movement on the Black community.Thirdly, she
will make detailed comparisons between slavery and abortion.Biographical Sketch of Akua FurlowMs. Akua Furlow
is a nationally known speaker on the topics of population control and eugenics.She
recently authored the book, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, What Really Happened© 2003 that details the role that the American Eugenics Society
and population control groups had in this infamous experiment.Ms. Furlow
also addresses various bio-ethical issues including euthanasia and the so-called "Right to Die" movement, and genetic discrimination.Ms. Furlow is a founding member of the Life Education and Resource Network, (LEARN) Inc. and serves as the organization's Research Director.LEARN, Inc.
is an educational organization that develops resource materials for the African-American community on various bio-ethical issues.She has written many articles including African American Women Are Exploited by Abortion including one that appeared in the November/December 1993 Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change.Ms. Furlow served as the consultant to Kingdom Light Production's, Vanessa's Story that won a 1992 Dove Award.She
was recently featured in a video produced by Heritage House 76, on reaching the African American client in the Women's Help Center.Ms. Furlow has served as a conference speaker for various colleges and universities including the Southwestern Black Students Leadership Conference at Texas A&M, Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M, University of Houston, Southern University in Baton Rough, LA has been a guest speaker on various TV and radio talk shows.She has also served on the faculty of American Life League and Human Life International.Ms. Furlow
has spoken at churches and religious organizations across the United States.She served as a board member of Life Advocates in Houston, Texas and now serves on that organization's advisory board.She also served as a member of the Health Education Advisory Council for the Houston Independent School District.Ms. Furlow is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology and Education with a minor in Black Studies.Mrs. Furlow
was the recipient of a National Rural Fellowship and completed her
internship with the Mississippi Action for Community Education.She received a Master's degree in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts specializing in rural development.She is the editor of Sojourner Press On-line @ Sojournerpress.com a web-based newsletter that features coverage of population control groups that target People of Color and Third World countries.In addition to her activism, Ms. Furlow is an educator working with individuals with severe and profound disabilities in Houston Texas where she and her family reside.