Reproductive Justice series

The Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change event series zooms out from the issue of abortion — and from intractable “pro-choice vs. pro-life” debates — to the wider frame of Reproductive Justice. Rooted in Black, Indigenous, and women-of-color feminisms, Reproductive Justice is “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.” (SisterSong)

The events in the series take that framework seriously, interrogating Black and Latinx maternal mortality, the intersection of trans and abortion care in both public policy and social movements, adoption and tribal sovereignty, the criminalization of pregnancy, and the value of human interdependence. Our guests are scholars and advocates whose work at the intersections of reproduction with medicine, law, history, and culture promises a deeper understanding of the issues and histories underlying current debates.

The Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change event series is sponsored by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Program and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and 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 College Department of Gender and Women Studies, the Indiana University-South Bend Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center.

Past Events