Five College Consortium

Five College Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Program

BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY -- A Documentary Film Screening

Wed, Feb 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Old Chapel, Great Hall, 2nd Floor

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.

UMass Amherst
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Finding the Queer Radical Past: Scholars and Activists on the Legacies of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights

Fri, Feb 23 2018 (All day) to Sat, Feb 24 2018 (All day)
Student Union Ballroom

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  

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UMass Amherst
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From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom

Fri, Apr 13 2018 (All day) to Sun, Apr 15 2018 (All day)
various locations

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
Hampshire College
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