Using the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade as a point of departure, this conference will bring together scholars, activists, and practitioners to discuss a wide range of issues related to reproductive justice and reproductive oppression. The conference deliberately focuses on justice rather than rights to signal a commitment to discussing the regulation of reproduction, in all the forms that such regulation takes, from a social justice perspective. The conference will explore and study diverse experiences rooted in differences that emerge from race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, histories of incarceration, education level, immigration status, age and the like.

With a broad range of thinkers addressing a multiplicity of issues, the conference will offer an opportunity to look beyond Roe and abortion to explore how to create a world in which reproductive justice is available to all.

Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative (formerly the National Black Women's Health Project), will be the featured speaker at the conference.

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When is it?

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:00am to 7:30pm

Where is it?

Law School Complex, 211 North Fifth Street