Five College RHRJ Fall Welcome Reception

Thu, Oct 12 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Herter Hall Room 601
Welcome Reception Flyer Fall 2017

Join the Five College program in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice for a fall welcome reception to learn about the certificate and meet other Five College students and faculty interested in reproductive justice issues.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY -- A Documentary Film Screening

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

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Where did Trump come from? Reproductive politics, whiteness, and neoliberalism

Tue, Oct 17 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Graham Hall
Laura Briggs Final

For many inside and outside the United States, the election of Donald J. Trump seemed to come out of nowhere -- what happened to the nice folks that elected Barack Obama? This talk argues the opposite: Trump is not exceptional, but the normal face of the Republican Party over the past 40 years (albeit slightly more blunt). It explores the ways that both white supremacy and neoliberalism have been enacted through attacks on reproduction and family forms, particularly of women of color.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Understanding Charlottesville -- What is the Alt-Right? (Loretta Ross talk)

Mon, Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Seelye 106
Loretta Ross Talks

The Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender presents: 

WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE U.S. TODAY: CONVERSATIONS WITH LORETTA ROSS

Join us for the first in a series of four lectures by civil rights and reproductive justice leader Loretta Ross. 

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Details on the full lecture series: 

September 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Understanding Charlottesville -- What is the Alt-Right?

September 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Connections Between Far Right, Religious Right,
Economic Conservatives, Libertarians, and Traditional Bigotry

October 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Responding to White Supremacy and the threat to Democracy

October 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
White Privilege and Appropriate Whiteness: What does it mean? 

Campus: 
Smith College
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For disability access information, call 413-585-2407 or email ods@smith.edu.
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Punished with pregnancy: Denying incarcerated women an abortion

Tue, Mar 27 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather
Punished with Pregnancy   Flyer

Following a B.A. in Anthropology and Chemistry at Amherst, Dr. Carolyn Sufrin received an M.D. from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Berkeley.

Currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins, she will be speaking in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, at

Her topic is:

Punished with pregnancy:

Denying incarcerated women an abortion

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Film Screening: The Uncondemned

Thu, Nov 2 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
South College, Room E245
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Please join us for a film screening of "The Uncondemned." Discussion to follow the screening.

An underdog group of lawyers and activists defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history. Underfunded, understaffed and overwhelmed, they faced incredible hurdles as they pursued their first case against a small-town mayor.

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Film screening cosponsored by: UMass Departments of History, WGSS, the Psychology of Peace & Violence Program ,Legal Studies and Men and Masculinities Center, Coalition to End Rape Culture, Counseling and Rape Crisis Programs of the Center for Women and Community, Pre Law Advising Office, Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Certificate Program.

CONTENT WARNING: This film contains graphic audio and visual material that some viewers may find disturbing, including but not limited to rape, sexual violence, physical violence, death, and genocide. Viewer discretion advised.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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A Brief Review of Eugenics

Mon, Oct 23 2017 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Dewey Common Room
Loretta Ross Talks Series 2

The Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender presents: 

RACE & ABORTION: CONVERSATIONS WITH LORETTA ROSS

Join us for the first in a series of four lectures by civil rights and reproductive justice leader Loretta Ross. 

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Details on the full lecture series: 

October 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
A Brief Review of Eugenics

October 30, 7-8:30 p.m.
Was Margaret Sanger a Racist? 

November 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Is Abortion Genocide? 

November 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
Black Feminists Respond: Trust Black Women

Campus: 
Smith College
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From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom

Fri, Apr 7 2017 - 3:00pm to Sun, Apr 9 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Check in located in Robert Crown Center (RCC) and in Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH)
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CLPP's annual activist conference, From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, will bring over 1,000 students, activists, and community members together April 7-9. Join us to connect with amazing student and community activists and learn about the intersections of #reproductivejustice and other movements.

We strive to make the conference accessible to all--the conference is available at a sliding scale starting from $0. Learn about accessibility, childcare, and getting to the conference here: http://bit.ly/attendclpp.

Want to show your support for the conference? Become a #CLPP2017 sponsor today: http://bit.ly/clppsponsor.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Sliding scale starting at $0
Event contact: 
CLPP staff
Contact phone: 
(413) 559-6976
Contact email: 
clpp@hampshire.edu

Connections Between Far Right, Religious Right, Economic Conservatives, Libertarians, and Traditional Bigotry (Loretta Ross talk)

Mon, Sep 25 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Seelye 106
Loretta Ross Talks

The Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender presents: 

WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE U.S. TODAY: CONVERSATIONS WITH LORETTA ROSS

Join us for the second in a series of four lectures by civil rights and reproductive justice leader Loretta Ross. 

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Details on the full lecture series: 

September 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Understanding Charlottesville -- What is the Alt-Right?

September 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Connections Between Far Right, Religious Right,
Economic Conservatives, Libertarians, and Traditional Bigotry

October 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Responding to White Supremacy and the threat to Democracy

October 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
White Privilege and Appropriate Whiteness: What does it mean?

Campus: 
Smith College
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Accessibility info: 
For disability access information, call 413-585-2407 or email ods@smith.edu.
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Reproductive Justice, Intersectional Feminism & Palestine

Tue, Apr 24 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Integrative Learning Center, Room N-151
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A panel event with renowned scholar activists Loretta Ross, Yamila Hussein-Shannan, Hind Mari & Leanne Gale

Loretta Ross is a Visiting Professor at Hampshire College teaching “White Supremacy in the Age of Trump.” She started her career in the women’s movement in the 1970s, working at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, NOW, the National Black Women’s Health Project, and SisterSong. Her forthcoming book is Calling in the Calling Out Culture. Her most recent publications are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction and Radical Reproductive Justice.

Dr. Yamila Hussein-Shannan is a scholar, an educator, an activist and public speaker dedicated to social-economic and political justice. Her work examines matrices of oppression and liberation particularly institutionalized and structural supremacy, anti- black racism and settler-colonialism. Dr. Hussein-Shannan teaches at the graduate level on the intricacy between language, power and (in)justice and critical race theory. Her courses examine how structures and institutions sustain and reproduce systems of oppression and the centrality of our political clarity in contributing to liberation and the creation of a just world.

Prior to doctorate work, Dr. Hussein-Shannan founded and ran Yammita Activity Center for Children, co-founded the Teacher Creativity Center and worked for Defence for Children International in Palestine. She has designed, directed and/or taught intensive academic programs for teachers and developed curricula in Boston (Harvard, Boston College, Goddard College, Lesley University, BTR/UMass Boston) and internationally (Morocco, Jordan, Spain, Palestine, Mexico, and the Balkans). A Palestinian born in Colombia, raised in Jerusalem, and currently residing in Boston, Dr. Hussein-Shannan is fluent in Spanish, Arabic and English. 

Hind Mari's areas of expertise and interests include women’s empowerment and advocacy work, with emphasis on understanding the intersections of our social identities; cross-cultural communication; conflict resolution; and leadership training. She has presented on these and other social justice topics both locally and nationally. Working as director of the Women of Color Leadership Network at the Center for Women and Community (CWC) gives Hind the opportunity to work full time on these issues and to foster growth for women and non-binary people of color.

Hind received her Bachelor's degree from An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for her Master's studies, which she received along with her doctorate in Education, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on gender equity issues. Hind's previous work experience includes serving as the Assistant Director at the Center for Student Development, working with Registered Student Organizations; as Program Coordinator at the International Programs Office, overseeing the orientation program for international students and scholars; and teaching refugee students at UN schools in Palestine. Outside of her work at UMass Amherst, Hind currently serves as a Town Meeting member and is on the steering committee for Coming Together: Understanding racism, working for justice & building connections.

Leanne Gale is a student at Yale Law School, where she is an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and a Coordinator of the National Lawyers' Guild student chapter. She is also a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Yale Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, in partnership with New Haven Legal Assistance Association. Before attending law school, Ms. Gale served as a Social Justice Fellow at Ir Amim ("City of Nations"/"City of Peoples"), an Israeli nonprofit that works to advance the rights of the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. While at Ir Amim, she worked extensively with Palestinian feminist and women's organizations in Jerusalem. Ms. Gale also served as the Grassroots Associate at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), where she organized local and national campaigns around issues of reproductive rights, health, and justice. Her writing has appeared in The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, The Jewish Daily Forward, Feministing.com, +972 Magazine, Bustle, Washington Jewish Week, The Fair Observer, and Mondoweiss.

Co-sponsored by UMass Amherst Amnesty International, Palestine Advocacy Project, Center for Education Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), Western Massachusetts Jewish Voice for Peace, Brattleboro Solidarity, Smith Students for Justice in Palestine, Boston Jewish Voice for Peace, Smith College Women & Gender Studies and The UMass Amherst Departments of Communication, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Philosophy.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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