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Black Women Be(en) Knowing: A Critical Conversation about Reproductive Justice
November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This Critical Conversation is designed to be an interactive discussion to help understand the meaning and history of reproductive justice, the legacy of reproductive oppression, and the ways in which our society is organized and designed to make reproductive choices for people who have historically been marginalized, particularly BIPOC people. The question, “When was a reproductive choice made for you?” is personal. It is meant to get you thinking about the application of a reproductive justice framework to your own personal life and experiences, but more importantly—to your life’s work.
We live in a country with a cruel history and legacy of multiple ‘isms’ rooted in white supremacy that continuously violate certain people’s reproductive agency and bodily autonomy to control their fertility and destinies, and the destiny of their communities. This legacy continues to haunt and harm us today. Therefore, this discussion will highlight some of these issues while pushing us to think about how to use the same vision that 12 black women had when they coined and developed the term “reproductive justice.” A term meant to not only liberate themselves and build a more just and equitable world for all but a term that serves as evidence that black women—always been knowing.
The event will take place via Zoom. Register below: