October 4, 2013Speech, Symbols, and Substantial Obstacles: The Doing and “Undue”ing of Abortion Law since Casey
100 Boalt Hall
The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice will present a daylong, interdisciplinary symposium at Berkeley Law on Friday, October 4, 2013.
Thought leaders from diverse disciplines will examine the constitutive power and widespread impact of current laws related to abortion in the United States. Discussion will focus on Planned Parenthood v. Casey’s undue burden standard; the way this “standardless standard” is playing out in courts across the country, altering people’s access to and experience of abortion care. How have legal frames influenced the public’s understanding of abortion and its perceptions of those who seek abortions? How do abortion regulations interact with other areas of law, including freedom of speech? How do abortion restrictions harm individuals, families, and communities, threatening access to services, compelling parenthood, and compounding other forms of marginalization?
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May 29-31, 20132013 RJ A3inA2 Conference
Reproductive Justice: Activists, Advocates, Academics in Ann Arbor
915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration Required: Kindly RSVP by May 19, 2013 by clicking here.
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CRRJ's own Jill Adams, Elena Gutiérrez, and Zakiya Luna will be presenting separately at an upcoming conference, which intends "to advance reproductive justice by exploring the intersections of activism, advocacy, and academia," to be held at the University of Michigan May 29-31, 2013. The conference organizers extend a warm invitation to:
- Those interested in broadening and strengthening the RJ dialogue among academics, activists, and advocates;
- Academics working on reproductive justice who wants to collaborate with other scholars and advocates; and
- Advocates or activists working in the RJ movement who wants to partner with academics in specific research and practice areas.
4:00 – 5:30
April 18, 2013
132 Boalt Hall
"The Maximum Family Grant Rule: Invading Privacy, Punishing Moms, Harming Kids"
CalWORKs is a program that provides cash assistance to low income California families with children, with the goal of getting parents working and families out of poverty. However, a rule called the "Maximum Family Grant" prevents a family on CalWORKs from receiving additional aid for a new child, unless the mother can show that very limited forms of birth control failed to prevent the pregnancy, or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. This policy inserts the state into private family decisions, punishes women who have more children than the state approves, and further harms children born into families already living in poverty.
Come learn about how a coalition of advocates, including current and former Berkeley law students, are fighting to repeal this misguided policy. This panel is convened by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law and the East Bay Community Law Center. It is cosponsored by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Berkeley Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Boalt Hall Women's Association, STOPDV, and Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.
Free. Open to the public. Refreshments provided.
Registration Required: Kindly RSVP by April 17 by clicking here.
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To download the issue brief, “Bringing Families out of ‘Cap’tivity: the Need to Repeal the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant Rule,” click here.
February 21, 2013
12:00 – 1:00
ACLU of Northern California
“40 Years After Roe: Examining the Social, Political, and Economic Impact of the Constitutional Right to Abortion”
- Maggie Crosby, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
- Zakiya T. Luna, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Beth Parker, Chief Legal Counsel, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
- Tracy Weitz, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco
- Ben Berkowitz (moderator), Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade(1973). After four decades, the right to abortion remains one of America’s most controversial issues. What is the current state of reproductive freedom in California and beyond? Join us for a panel discussion regarding the social, political and economic impact of the Court’s decision on women, families and communities across America.
February 13, 2013
12:00 – 1:00
602 Barrows (Conference Room)
"Domesticating Human Rights: The Unexpected Success of the Reproductive Justice Movement"
Zakiya Luna, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, presents Having grown from a handful of marginal organizations, the reproductive justice movement serves as an exemplar of a U.S. Social movement that made a “Non-resonant” framing choice while still achieving the type of success much social movement scholarship suggests can only be achieved through resonance seeking. This presentation draws on interviews, archival documents and observation to examine some of the factors that influences the framing choice and the consequences of it on the wider women’s movement.
January 22, 20131:00
State Capitol, Sacramento
AB 154 Press Conference
Jill E. Adams, Executive Director, to represent the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at a press conference announcing the introduction of an assembly bill that would increase access to abortion. AB 154 (Atkins) will expand the types of trained healthcare professionals who can provide abortions, thereby increasing access and improving care.
January 21, 201340 Years Since Landmark Abortion Case
Kristin Luker, Faculty Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, interviewed by Australia’s ABC radio.
January 20, 20136:30
Nile Hall in Preservation Park Honoring Legacies of Justice: 40 Years of Roe v. Wade
CRRJ Working Group members, Rev. Darcy Baxter and Julie Brock, organized this evening of testimony, song, and community honoring the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in Oakland’s historic Preservation Park.
January 18-19, 2013
UCLA School of Law
Liberty/Equality: The View from Roe’s 40th and Lawrence’s 10th Anniversaries
Kristin Luker, Faculty Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law to speak at upcoming conference: Liberty/Equality: The View from Roe’s 40th and Lawrence’s 10th Anniversaries, to take place January 18-19, 2013, at the UCLA School of Law. American Constitution Society is co-sponsoring the conference with the UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute, the Yale Information Society Project, and the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice. As we commemorate the anniversaries of two landmark Supreme Court decisions, Roe and Lawrence, the conference will bring together leading experts on gender and sexuality to analyze the past, situate current conflicts, and contemplate the future. The conference will feature panels on sexual freedom, constitutional frameworks, social movements, religious liberty, families, and information.
November 14, 20124:00 – 5:00
Boalt Room 170
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November 9, 2012
4:30 - 6:30
Sow seeds for fruitful partnerships and future collaborations at this invitation-only reception for scholars presenting about reproduction at the National Women’s Studies Association conference and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates.
October 29, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Kate Buchanan Room
Humboldt State University
Zakiya Luna, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law to present keynote address, “Race, Gender and Human Rights: the Future of Reproductive Justice in the U.S.” Her presentation is part of the Campus Dialogue on Race, entitled, “Challenging Freedom and (In)Equality.”
October 24, 2012
4:00 – 6:30 PM
113 Vera Long
Jill E. Adams, Executive Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law will give a guest lecture in Prof. Edith Kinney’s Law & Public Policy course in the MPP program at Mills College.
October 4, 2012
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
132 Boalt Hall
Intersectionality: Examining the Law with Greater Complexity
Zakiya Luna, President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. In our previous session on 'Race and the Law,' we challenged the notion that law is neutral using a critical race theory lens. This week you will be introduced to tools to examine the law through an intersectional framework that includes structures such as gender and class. In an interactive session led by Zakiya Luna, we'll explore the implications of legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw's concept of 'intersectionality' in the realms of social movements, legal practice and their intersections.
August 28, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
105 Boalt Hall
Eugenics in California: A Legacy of the Past?
For much of the 20th century, California was at the forefront of eugenic ideology and practices in the United States, and holds the dubious distinction of being the state with the highest number of eugenic sterilizations performed under the authority of law – some 20,000 procedures between 1909 and the mid-1950s. Coerced sterilizations continued in public hospitals into the 1970s, and it has recently come to light that in very recent years, women prisoners in California have been sterilized without their consent or knowledge. Today, California is a leader in research and services related to human genomics and assisted reproductive technologies. Speakers at this public event will consider the long history of eugenics in California and explore continuities and discontinuities in the uses and misuses of genetic ideas and practices.
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April 5, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Goldberg Room 297
Reception to Inaugurate CRRJ
A celebration with and for everyone who helped to turn an interesting idea into a promising endeavor