Paris Hatcher and Heidi Williamson
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW
Paris Hatcher is a passionate, radical feminist activist dedicated to
working for justice and liberation. As a life long Southerner, Paris
has been organizing for over 10 years, on the community, campus, and
international level. Her activism is rooted in an intersectional
approach which validates the lived experience of individuals and
communities and works to challenge all systemic oppression. Paris’
activist interest focuses on gender liberation, in particular
movements, such as reproductive justice, gender and racial justice and
equity, ending sexual violence, lgbtq communities of color, the South,
and research that explores historical legacy as a motivator for current
social movements. She has her Master’s in Africana Women’s Studies and
is currently the Co-Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice
Now (formerly Georgians for Choice). When not grinding hard for
justice, she loves to dance, read, laugh, give, cook, honor warrior
women, the outdoors, home renovation, doggies, and to spend time with
her family and community.
Heidi Williamson is the Advocacy and Membership
Coordinator for SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health
Collective. She is responsible for issue advocacy and education in
Atlanta, Georgia on issues around reproductive health. Heidi’s position
at SisterSong allows her blend two lifelong passions: social activism
and empowering women of color through education and advocacy.
Prior to her position with SisterSong, she was a
political organizer in the labor movement organizing public sector
workers with Services Employee International Union (SEIU). During her
tenure there, she developed a statewide member political program,
created a local Political Action Fund, and, lobbied on behalf of the
80,000 state employees throughout Georgia.
Since 1999 she has worked with several
organizations that prioritize and empower women throughout Georgia.
While President of NARAL GA Education Foundation, she developed
programming for women of color and teens. She also worked for 9 to 5,
the National Association of Working Women, where she helped coordinate
the Atlanta Living Wage Campaign.
Heidi is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and African American Studies.