In this lecture, Carrie Baker explores how activists against youth involvement in the sex trades have organized over the last fifty years in the United States. From campaigns against juvenile prostitution in the 1970s, to the global movement against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the 1990s, to leveraging the human trafficking framework to address "domestic minor sex trafficking" in the 2000s, activists have repeatedly reframed youth involvement in the sex trades to generate sympathy for these youth, reform related laws and policies, and create services to assist young people with experience in the sex trades. But to do so, these campaigns have often mobilized cultural discourses about gender, race and childhood that have marginalized the most vulnerable of these youth and obscured the real needs of most youth in the sex trades.
Please join the Mount Holyoke Anthropology & Sociology Departments as they present "Mobilizing Around the Liberalization of Abortion in Latin America," a talk by Dr. Ana Christina Gonzalez Velez, an internationally known Colombian reproductive rights activist and doctor.
Thursday, March 2nd 5:30-7:30PM
Cleveland L2, Mount Holyoke College
Come learn how DES (the first synthetic estrogen and endocrine disruptor) affected millions of families. This event will cover a wide range of issues: reproductive rights, advocacy and activism, drug safety, environmental issues, legal issues in RJ, and gender, sex, and sexuality.
Come one, come all to UMass Students for Reproductive Justice (USRJ) Presents: Nostras Voces!
Nostras Voces, Latin for "Our Voices", is an annual production that is student-written and student-run. The show is composed of monologues, spoken word, poetry, and other performances about identity and life narratives around themes of race, gender, sexuality, and ability. Dancers from the Body Project will also be featured.
Ticket sales begin at 6:30, doors open at 7.
Content Warning: Please be aware the content in this show can be triggering for some. There is graphic language, and recounts of assault and abuse in this show.
The annual “Roe Event” commemorates the 1973 landmark decision by the
United States Supreme Court making reproductive choice legal. In a time of
intensive attacks on women’s reproductive rights across the United States, and
the likelihood of additional anti‐choice justices on the Supreme Court, the risks to
this vital legislation have never been greater. Join us to share community and gain
energy for the battles ahead.
Members of the press are warmly invited to attend, but for security purposes must register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are admitted free with I.D., but space is limited.
Join Sujatha Jesudason, Sandra Criswell and Miriam Yeung, three activists and leaders in reproductive justice, as they discuss challenges of the present political climate and share their experiences from the field. They will cover a range of topics including: building and sustaining the leadership of women of color, the role of white women in dismantling white supremacy, and cross-movement, cross-issue organizing.
The new Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice provides students an opportunity to develop a strong understanding of the social, economic, legal and political conditions that influence reproduction in the U.S. and transnationally. Come build community, enjoy some food, learn more about the certificate and relevant courses being offered next semester and meet faculty and other students interested in reproductive health, rights and justice.