BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.
The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.
The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.
This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”
Co-Sponsors: UMass Departments of History, WGSS, and Legal Studies; Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts; Five College Certificate in Reproductive, Health, Rights and Justice; Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire; and UMass Students for Reproductive Justice.
This conference will commemorate a moment in which LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to reflect back on the queer left and its legacies for today. Over two days, we will bring students and activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists. Panels include a training in civil disobedience.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Emily K. Hobson, Dean Spade
Other speakers include: Nathalie Amazan, Joan E. Biren, Umayyah Cable, BC Craig, Kenyon Farrow, Gil Gerald, Joan Gibbs, Kwame Holmes, Jim Hubbard, Jason Lydon, Gerry Scoppettuolo, Marc Stein, Carmen Vázquez, Jessica Wender-Shubow
For more information, visit http://www.queerradicalpast.net/.
More than 80 workshops and trainings on topics including:
- Abortion Access
- Birth & Families
- Environmental Justice
- Criminalized Communities
- Disability Justice
- Freedom from Violence
- Immigrant Rights
- Media Making
- Economic Justice
- Politics of Population Control
- Queering Reproductive Justice
- Racial Justice
- Red State Organizing
- Youth Activism