HLSRJ presents “Reproductive Justice is…”

Join HLSRJ as we discuss the many facets of reproductive justice.

Access to Abortion
Monday, November 14
7PM, WCC 2012
Screening of the HBO Documentary, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, followed by post-screening discussion with a Boston-area provider.

Racial Justice
Tuesday, November 15
12PM, WCC 1023
Co-Sponsored by BLSA
A conversation with Professor Khiara Bridges.

Criminal Justice Reform
Wednesday, November 16
12PM, WCC 1015
Co-Sponsored by PLAP
Amy Fettig, Deputy Director of the ACLU National Prison Project, discusses criminal justice reform in relation to reproductive justice.

Environmental Justice
Thursday, November 17
12PM, WCC 1015
Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society
Marcia Castro of the Harvard School of Public Health on the impact of Zika and reproductive justice.

6PM Event in Conjunction with Boston College
Join Boston College’s chapter of If, When, How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice as they discusss the impact of Zika with Professor Carol Sanger.

Economic Justice
Friday, November 18
12PM, WCC 1015
Local 26 will discuss the importance of access to healthcare and a living wage in relation to raising a family. Framed in light of the HUDS strike.

“The theory of reproductive justice was created because women of color were looking for a way to articulate the needs of our communities. SisterSong’s three core reproductive justice principles developed since our founding in 1997 reflect the theory and practice we collectively learned and shared. We believe that every woman has the human right to:

  • Decide if and when she will have a baby and the conditions under which she will give birth
  • Decide if she will not have a baby and her options for preventing or ending a pregnancy
  • Parent the children she already has with the necessary social supports in safe environments and healthy communities, and without fear of violence from individuals or the government.”

– SisterSong Woman of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

More information can be found at our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/278564739211662/