ISSR/PEP Seminar | How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

Event date/time: 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Old Chapel | University of Massachusetts Amherst



We are pleased to offer a critical panel on the state of racial justice activism around reproductive rights since the 2016 Presidential election. This presentation will bring together scholars, activists, and community members invested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong, Loretta Ross, and public scholar, Rickie Solinger. Ross and Solinger will share their insights on successful partnerships between scholars and activists and discuss the complexities and importance of collaborative work in the context of the current contentious political landscape. Their recently released book, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, will be available for sale at the event.

WAITLIST REGISTRATION | How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger 

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).