Responding to White Supremacy and the Threat to Democracy (Loretta Ross talk)

Mon, Oct 2 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 third 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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What to Do If Your Friend is Pregnant: Local Resources and Skills for Providing Support

Tue, Nov 14 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center Room 168C
what to do if your friend is pregnant

Please join UMass Students for Reproductive Justice and speaker Sarah Whedon, a trained doula, for our talk "What to Do If Your Friend is Pregnant: Local Resources and Skills for Providing Support."

Within the UMass community, being there to support the people close to you is super important. We believe that the skills taught at this workshop would benefit the community by building foundational skills for compassionate support. 

The majority of the event would be focusing on providing nonjudgmental, compassionate care to someone who is considering their pregnancy options. There would be time to go over resources (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in the area. 

This event is open to all and food will be provided.

Sponsored by: UMass Students for Reproductive Justice

Co-Sponsored by: Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Certificate Program

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Is Abortion Genocide?

Mon, Nov 6 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 third 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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White Privilege and Appropriate Whiteness: What does it mean? (Loretta Ross talk)

Mon, Oct 16 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 fourth 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
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
For disability access information, call 413-585-2407 or email ods@smith.edu.
Campus contact: 

Reproductive Justice Panel Discussion

Tue, Apr 18 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center Room 174-176
rj panel 1

Organizers from UMass Students for Reproductive Justice and the Pioneer Valley Women's March will be hosting a panel discussing the intersection of reproductive justice activism and politics on a state and local level. While many believe Massachusetts' progressive tendencies will be enough to protect our residents as the federal government continues to strip away rights and protections, the truth is that both activists and politicians are going to have to work closely together in the State in order to truly guarantee equitable access to reproductive health care for all.

Our wonderful panelists include:
- Cory Ellen Gatrall, a sexual and reproductive health RN and
organizer of the forth-coming Western MA Abortion Doula project
- Rep. Ellen Story, the former Representative for the Hampshire 3rd District
- Laura Briggs, Professor and Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at UMass Amherst
- Marisa Pizii, Co-Director of the Prison Birth Project
- Mason Dunn, President of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Campus: 
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)
Location: 
various locations
C18 STD color chops

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
Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma

Tue, Feb 21 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye Hall 106
Oberman book jacket

A nationally recognized scholar on legal issues surrounding adolescence, pregnancy, and motherhood, Professor Oberman will present work from her forthcoming book exploring women and abortion at the intersections of law, policy, and medicine in the U.S. and Latin America.

This event is sponsored by the Smith College Department of Anthropology, the Smith College Program for the Study of Women and Gender, the Five College Cultural, Health and Science program, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Black Feminists Respond: Trust Black Women

Mon, Nov 13 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 fourth 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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How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice -- Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

Thu, Nov 30 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall, Room 160 West (next to Roots Café)
Ross Solinger

Please join us for an exciting lunch panel on the state of racial justice activism since the 2016 Presidential election. This lunch presentation will bring together scholars interested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross and public scholar Rickie Solinger. They will give their insights on successful partnerships between scholars and activists – specifically, how their relationship developed, how they maintain this working relationship, and how it, and the work they do together, is impacted by our presently contentious political landscape. Both Ross and Solinger have been active in the reproductive justice movement for decades and have authored or co-authored many important texts on the topic, including Reproductive Justice: An Introduction. This event is co-sponsored by ISSR, the Public Engagement Project, and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UMass, as well as the Five Colleges Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Certificate program. It is also part of ISSR's developing Racial Justice Education Project.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP: https://www.umass.edu/issr/events/issrpep-seminar-loretta-ross-and-rickie-solinger-how-scholars-and-activists-can-partner.

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Loretta Ross is one of the creators of “Reproductive Justice,” practices and theory coined by African American women in 1994. Ross was a co-founder and National Coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2007-2012. She co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of color Organize for Reproductive Justice in 2004. With Rickie Solinger, she is also the co-author of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction. Her next book, Radical Reproductive Justice, will be published by Feminist Press in 2017. A sought-after speaker and author of numerous articles about human rights, violence against women, reproductive justice, and appropriate whiteness, Ross is an African American woman in her 60s and a tireless activist. 

Rickie Solinger is author or editor of eleven books about reproductive politics and satellite subjects.  She is also the curator of a number of politically-focused, installation-based and photography exhibitions that have traveled to scores of college and university galleries, aiming to interrupt the curriculum.  Rickie is Senior Editor of the book series Reproductive Justice(University of California Press).

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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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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