Marlene Gerber Fried is a long-time reproductive rights activist/scholar, well known nationally and internationally as a writer, lecturer, and advocate for reproductive freedom. She was the founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts (ARFWM). She worked on abortion advocacy internationally with the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights.
She is Professor Emerita at Hampshire College where she was the Faculty Director of Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (formerly, CLPP), and the founding director of the Five College Certificate in Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice. She was the Interim President of Hampshire College in 2010-2011. Currently she is Senior Faculty Advisor and a board member of Collective Power, she serves on the Abortion and Contraception Panel for Our Bodies Ourselves Today, and is a board member of Women Help Women.
She edited From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement and co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice and is co-authoring a book with Loretta Ross, Abortion Through a Reproductive Justice Lens.