When Care is Out of Reach: Reproductive Justice IS Economic Justice

From community health clinics to grassroots organizations to direct service collectives, activists are making interventions at every level to ensure the health and safety of their communities. Deepen your understanding of economic injustice and its connections to reproductive oppression, racism, and state violence in this informative session featuring activists and organizers from across the Midwest and South. Panelists will share challenges and innovative strategies for broadening health care access in under-resourced communities.

Stand Up To Population Alarmism

Many of us learn from school and the media that "overpopulation" is one of the major causes, if not the major cause, of hunger, poverty, environmental degradation, migration, and even political instability. "Overpopulation" thinking often leads to harmful policies and campaigns that undermine reproductive freedom and environmental justice. Learn to combat it with fresh, feminist perspectives on population, the environment, and organizing.

White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

The Presidency of Donald Trump includes a resurgence of white supremacy in mainstream politics and attacks on women's human rights. Feminist activist and scholar Loretta Ross will discuss how the reproductive justice framework counters ideologies of white supremacy and male supremacy. Ross will also share insights about the strengths and challenges of contemporary activism and suggest strategies for reproductive justice movement building.

Transforming Reproductive Justice: Trans Health Care Access

Trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people often have to play the role of their own health care experts and advocates. From misgendering to gatekeeping, to ignoring our reproductive needs, to making dangerous assumptions, health care providers and insurance companies can sometimes do more to harm than help. Factors like racism, transmisogyny, classism, and ableism make accessing health care more difficult for people already experiencing transphobia. Join this panel of activists making critical interventions in the landscape of health care access for trans people across the spectrum!

Radical Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice is and will continue to be resisted by the right and co-opted by the left. Critics on the right and left often refuse to use the human rights framework in talking about reproductive justice, and some mainstream groups attempt to avoid discussions of white supremacy in the pro-choice movement. Even some women of color attempt similar things and focus on the concepts of intersectionality, rather than the human rights basis of reproductive justice.

Survivor Justice & #MeToo: Building Power to End Sexual Violence and Lead Change for Survivors

We stand at a collective tipping point. We exist at the intersection of the revolutionary #MeToo movement, transforming accountability, solidarity, healing, and justice for survivors, and the Trump administration’s attacks on vital rights and protections for survivors and marginalized people. Now more than ever, we need a powerful, intersectional, and informed survivor justice movement.

Black Mamas Matter: Film and Talk Back

"April 11-17, 2018 marks the first Black Maternal Health Week, which is a week of raising awareness, engaging in activism and building community because Black Mamas Matter! We are advocating for national attention to reproductive justice for Black mamas, lifting our voices for access to care and fighting for our lives and the lives of our sisters.

Immigration Justice in Dangerous Times

Today, immigrants face a dangerous social and political climate, especially those who are Black, undocumented, young, Muslim, Latinx, queer, or trans. Deadly anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric have been emboldened by the legitimization of xenophobic hysteria and overt racism in politics, media, and our daily lives. How do immigrants and undocumented folks experience the impacts of harmful political myths? And how can our movements center the needs and experiences of immigrants and their families and communities?

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