Stigma Free Parenting

A central tenant of reproductive justice is the ability to decide if and when to have children. But many people in our communities face stigma--stigma that is compounded by their parental status. Parents in our communities are targeted with constant critical scrutiny and are threatened with losing their parental rights. How can we, as a community, unite to reduce stigma attached to parenting--based on race, health status, immigration, age, incarceration experience, and sexuality? Panelists will discuss their experiences as parents who face stigma and working with scrutinized parents in order to explore the universality of parenting, the unique challenges that some families face, and ways that we are creating supportive communities for families.

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