March 02, 2017 at University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago.
The Women’s March on January 21, 2017 brought together over 5 million attendees worldwide, to resist the current threats of basic reproductive rights. It was without a doubt a monumental event. However, based on the media coverage, the majority of those within the march itself seem to lost focus of what Reproductive Justice means for those who aren’t white or within the gender binary.
The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, in collaboration with several Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), will host the Reproductive Justice film series to help expand the conversation and center the experiences of women of color, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Through the films, we’ll see various efforts by the state – both historical and contemporary – to police and/or or reduce access to quality care for sexual and reproductive health. In its own way, each film will also celebrates the ways that various communities have survived and resisted efforts to curtail sexual freedom.
The series will take place throughout the month of March and close with a final panel discussion in April. Each screening will occur at one of the centers on campus and will be followed with a facilitated discussion.
No Más Bebés
March 2, 3 -5pm
Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan Street, LCB2
The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into
sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s.
March 9, 3 – 5pm
Gender & Sexuality Center
1007 W. Harrison St., Room 181
Transgender Parents is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers.
The AMERICAN Dream
March 16, 3 – 5pm
African-American Cultural Center
830 S. Halsted St
African American women tell their own stories: they know what is wrong, they share their hopes, they share their fears, and they share about their American dream, related to maternal health in the US.
More films will be shown on March 30 and April 6.
Please email questions and requests for accomodations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This film series is part of 2017 Women’s Heritage Month. You can find a full list of events at wlrc.uic.edu.