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Oct
27
2021

LORETTA ROSS: Reproductive Justice as a Human Right

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eliot Colin   (847) 491-5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Activist. Public Intellectual. Professor.

Loretta Ross joined the women’s movement in 1978 by working at the first rape crisis center in the country and learned about women’s human rights, reproductive justice, white supremacy, and women of color organizing. She also researched and fought hate groups such as the KKK in the 1990s, founded a national center for teaching people about their human rights, and co-founded SisterSong. She wants to share her experiences with emerging activists in hopes that you will join the transformative human rights movement that has changed the world. Currently Associate Professor of the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, she has co-written three books on reproductive justice: Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice; Reproductive Justice: An Introduction; and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. Her current book, Calling in the Calling Out Culture, is forthcoming in 2021.

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