Talk: How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice
November 30, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Join us for "How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger," a lunch panel on the state of reproductive and racial justice activism since the 2016 presidential election. The discussion will feature reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross and public scholar Rickie Solinger.
They will give their insights on successful partnerships between scholars and activists – specifically, how their relationship developed, how they maintain this working relationship, and how it, and the work they do together, is impacted by our presently contentious political landscape.
Both Ross and Solinger have been active in the reproductive justice movement for decades and have authored or co-authored many important texts on the topic, including Reproductive Justice: An Introduction.
This event is co-sponsored by ISSR, the Public Engagement Project, the Office of the Chancellor, the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Department of History, the Five Colleges Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Certificate program, UMass Students for Reproductive Justice, the Women of Color Leadership Network, and the Center for Research on Families. It is also part of ISSR's developing Racial Justice Education Project.