Meet the staff helping make inroads on abortion stigma!
Posted 29 April 2015 12:00 AM by inroads
The international network for the reduction of abortion discrimination and stigma (inroads) has a growing member base all over the world getting active on the inroads Collaboration Workspace, a global steering committee providing strategic input and field guidance, and seven grantees of the inroads Partnership Fund conducting research and piloting interventions and strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination. The network also has two staff, Kati LeTourneau and Katie Gillum, working to make inroads on abortion discrimination and stigma and creating an engaging, vibrant space to end abortion stigma.
Kati is the inroads Knowledge and Systems Advisor. She is a public health social worker with a background in reproductive health program evaluation and research, with a focus on translating evidence into practice. Kati provided training and technical assistance to abortion-providing clinics for Planned Parenthood at the time that medical abortion was being rolled out across the United States. She has also worked on evaluation and training for research and program delivery on teen pregnancy and parenting, teen dating violence prevention, child maltreatment prevention, and family planning services, For inroads, Kati manages the governance and systems behind the scenes with a goal of making it easy for inroads members to get access to up-to-date research and practice around abortion stigma. Kati is also speaks and writes in Spanish. If you have questions about using the inroads community portal, finding the up-to-date literature, searching the resource library, sharing a tool or resource that you have developed or adapted, or would like to reach out to someone in Spanish, contact Kati!
Katie is the inroads Engagement and Communication Advisor. Katie is an organizer, producer, and communications strategist focusing on reproductive justice and rights and migrant rights. She came to the role after serving as Campaign Co-Convenor for the Abortion Rights Campaign in Ireland. Katie ran research and strategy at Mule Design Studio; was Managing Director of Disposable Film Festival; and has lead media and arts engagement initiatives producing advocacy films and content including an award-winning film addressing abortion stigma. In her role at inroads, Katie focuses on online engagement, member user experience, sharing, arts & activism, web publication, training and presentation, documentation, and direct action. If you have an interest in stigma training and workshops; collaborating on a project, film, article, or public/artistic intervention; or being in an inroads podcast, contact, Katie!