Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas

CARASA NEWS : Committee for Abortion Rights
and Against Sterilization Abuse 1979

Event Information

Dates
April 15th, 2013 through June 10th, 2013
Location
Lobby Display Cases
Event Type
Exhibit

Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not have children, and parent our children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s. Articulated and led by women of color with a more encompassing social vision, reproductive justice usually incorporates both a framework of human rights and an awareness of the intersectionality of women’s identities and struggles against sexism, racism, homophobia, and economic marginalization.

This exhibit provides a historical context for the emergence and antecedents of reproductive justice. Given that women's lives have never been reducible to one dimension of their reproductive health, this exhibit traces a longer history of reproductive justice, illustrating many facets of experiences, debates, and policies related to pregnancy, birth, birth control, and raising children.

The exhibit is held in conjunction with the conference Reproductive Justice: Advocates, Academics, Activists in Ann Arbor, a Michigan Meeting.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek jlausch@umich.edu
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Last modified: 04/25/2013