Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email on the morning of March 20.
Please join us for this important virtual dialogue, part of our Reproductive Justice event series. Scholar/activists and public intellectuals Jules Gill-Peterson and Ash Williams will discuss the intersections between trans care and abortion care, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Jules Gill-Peterson is Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of the award-winning Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press), the first book to shatter the widespread myth that transgender children are a brand new generation in the 21st century. Jules has also written for The New York Times, CNN, The New Inquiry, and The Funambulist, and has been interviewed extensively by The Guardian, CBS, NPR, and Xtra. She serves as a General Co-Editor at TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.
- Ash Williams is a Black trans abortion doula, public intellectual, and abolitionist community organizer from Fayetteville, NC. He holds a Master’s degree in Ethics and Applied Philosophy and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from UNC-Charlotte. Ash is currently Project Nia’s Decriminalizing Abortion resident. For the last 5 years, Ash has been vigorously fighting to expand abortion access by funding abortions and training other people to become abortion doulas. He works as a consultant for a reproductive justice consulting firm called Black Feminist Advisors.
The Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change series is sponsored by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Program and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, & Values, with support from the Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Center for Social Concerns, the Institute for Latino Studies, the Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, English, Film, Television & Theatre, History, Political Science, and Sociology, the St. Mary's Department of Gender & Women Studies, the Indiana University-South Bend Women's & Gender Studies Program, and the South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center.