Reproductive Justice Beyond Bars

Panelists will delve into our criminal justice and child welfare systems to learn how historically and currently, low-income, immigrant, queer and native peoples are forced to navigate systems that make the right to have a family a matter of proving their fitness to parent, specifically focusing on barriers used to criminalized pregnant people who are currently using drugs or have used drugs in the past. Panelists will discuss the rights and injustices faced by currently and previously incarcerated people seeking adequate reproductive health care. Participants will learn about transformative legal and community based strategies for change including policy, & advocacy activities aimed at building leadership and mobilizing currently incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons to ensure their right to justice and individual liberty.

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