Community Engagement

In her role as administrative assistant professor and assistant director of community engagement at Newcomb Institute, Clare Daniel links research and teaching about reproductive rights/health/justice to community advocacy, activism, and service provision through student engagement and development. As such, she creates partnerships with reproductive rights/health/justice organizations in New Orleans in order to cultivate opportunities for mutually beneficial projects and programming.

For instance, she coordinates the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship Program, funded by the Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health, which places Tulane undergraduate students in internships at Lift Louisiana, New Orleans Abortion Fund, the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, Women With a Vision, and other sites. Read about students’ experiences in this program.

Clare also teaches courses that connect students to community partners working on reproductive rights, health, and justice.

She is part of the New Orleans Maternal and Child Health Coalition (MCH), the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and the Louisiana Adolescent Reproductive Health Coalition (LARHC). She recruits interested students to contribute to the MCH Coalition’s work and is currently working with LARHC and other Tulane faculty on a community-engaged research project (supported by Tulane’s Center for Public Service) using student research assistants about the status of sex education in Louisiana. Clare also co-convenes, with Professor Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane’s reproductive justice faculty working group, whose work is partially supported by a Carol Lavin Bernick Grant.

She advises the Tulane student organizations, Students United for Reproductive Justice and Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, and coordinates grants (also funded by the Esteves Fund) for students to attend Feminist Camp, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, and other feminist and reproductive justice experiences.

Read the reproductive rights/health/justice newsletter, ReproNews, that Clare edits with the students she teaches and advises.

These Programs in the News:

New Type of Service Learning, September 2020

Tulane Student Health Center Now Provides Free Emergency Contraceptives, December 2019

Tulane partners with local MCH Coalition to reduce high maternal mortality rates, November 2019

SURJ now offering free emergency contraceptives for Tulane community, November 2019

Tulane Students Participate in Fights for Reproductive Justice, September 2019

Abortion wars: In Louisiana, softer tone paves way for sharp restrictions, Christian Science Monitor, May 2019