Collective People Power

Eli Plenk

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice


Board Treasurer


I am a teacher, organizer, and writer whose career has focused on marginalized youth, particularly those in the juvenile justice system. I’m currently Director of Policy and Programs at the Philadelphia Bail Fund, which works to keep families and communities together by resisting wealth-based detention. Before coming to Philly, I spent several years in Massachusetts, developing restorative justice programs for system-involved youth and their families. Over the years I’ve also taught incarcerated students, worked with college faculty to decolonize their curricula, and developed several oral history projects. My approach to reproductive justice is rooted in socialist feminism and prison abolition; the former I inherited from my activist mother, and the latter I came to after witnessing the endless violence of the criminal legal system. I am committed to Collective Power because they have always put forward an intersectional and inclusive vision of this work. Beyond prison abolition and reproductive justice, I live for 90’s pop, bright colors, and strange maps.