Reproductive Injustice Symposium
This symposium is a celebration of the forthcoming issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online that foregrounds the importance of Black women’s maternal health and obstetric racism, taking Dana-Aín Davis’ recent book Reproductive Injustice (NYU Press, 2019) as its starting point. At the symposium, as in the journal issue, we aim to think expansively about reproduction, race, gender, sexuality, and personal autonomy. The symposium will open with a keynote by Dorothy Roberts, author of Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World (Basic Books, 2022) whose work on reproduction, the Black body, and anti-Black racism has powerfully shaped the landscape of scholarship and organizing. The keynote will be followed by a series of simultaneous workshops by Sister Song, Collective Power, the Reproductive Justice Collective, and the Design Center at Barnard College. To close the symposium, scholars and activists Amarayah Armstrong, Ash Williams, Dana-Aín Davis, Toni Bond-Leonard, and moderator Beck Jordan-Young will join on a panel to share some of the important takeaways from their research and organizing work, address the current moment of reproductive in/justice in the United States, and offer ways that we can collectively move forward.
12:00 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Keynote by Dorothy Roberts
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Simultaneous workshops with Sister Song, Collective Power, the Reproductive Justice Collective, and the Design Center at Barnard College
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Coffee break
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Panel discussion with Amarayah Armstrong, Ash Williams, Dana-Aín Davis, Toni Bond-Leonard, and moderator Beck Jordan-Young
5:30 p.m.: Closing remarks
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This is an in-person event, free and open to all. Please review our COVID safety guidelines. Registration is preferred.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Barnard College.