A Film Screening & Discussion of Frontline's The Abortion Divide
Thursday, October 13TH, 4:30pm
FRONTLINE goes inside the fight over abortion, told through the stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. Drawing on a landmark FRONTLINE film from the 1980s, the documentary takes a look at both sides of the abortion divide in a community still embroiled in the conflict.
Discussion facilitated by Professors Harris & Rudolph, and CCSRE Interns: Edgar Alvarez & Quincey Robinson
A Film Screening & Discussion of The Racial Politics of Abortion: A Short Film by Dawn Porter
Friday October 21ST, 4:30pm
In partnership with ESSENCE and TIME, acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter reports on the often-overlooked Black women who seek out reproductive services in America. This two-part docu-series gives a snapshot into the lives of Black healthcare providers, mothers and pro-choice and pro-life activists and shows how laws that restrict abortion access impact Black women and their families.
Discussion facilitated by Professors Harris & Rudolph,and CCSRE Interns: Lyndon Inglis and Tanya Mendoza
Reproductive Justice as Human Rights with Loretta Ross
Wednesday, October 26th: 4:15-6pm via Zoom
Reproductive Justice moves beyond choice and access to abortion. The term was coined by African American women, including Ross, in 1994. It is a broader term that uses a human rights framework and also looks at reproductive oppression, sterilization abuse, immigration restrictions, gun culture, rape culture, the prison-to-school pipeline, etc.
Loretta Ross is an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women's rights, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation.
Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity