Reproductive Rights are Human Rights


ERIN DAVISON-RIPPEY, State Executive Director, Planned Parenthood in Iowa

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
310 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

Reproductive rights and women’s health care have risen in prominence over the past few years as states and the federal government have advanced regulations on providers and access to care. Erin Davison-Rippey, State Executive Director for Planned Parenthood in Iowa, will provide an overview of reproductive rights in Iowa and across the country, and will discuss the public health impacts of the current landscape.

Erin Davison-Rippey is a strategic leader and a passionate advocate for women’s health. She is skilled at collaborative work, regularly bringing people and organizations together to achieve commons goals. In her role as State Executive Director for Planned Parenthood in Iowa, she leads the organization’s work in Iowa… Prior to serving in this role, she led Planned Parenthood’s public affairs work in the region and led her teams to engage record numbers of supporters and advocates in Planned Parenthood’s advocacy efforts. She is respected as a poised and reasoned spokesperson for Planned Parenthood and is regarded as a thought leader in reproductive and health care policy. In 2018, she was named by the Des Moines Register as one of the 50 Most Influential Voices leading up to the 2020 presidential election. Erin was selected by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to join the Public Affairs Leadership program and she is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Erin has spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector working on a variety of issues, including young people in foster care, afterschool education, workforce development, and direct care workforce education.

Erin studied musical theatre at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, then completed a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, at Metropolitan State College of Denver (now Metropolitan State University of Denver). She received a Master of Public Administration with a Public Policy emphasis from Drake University in 2009.

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.