Welcome to the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to issues of reproduction and designed to supportpolicy solutions by connecting people and ideas across the academic-advocate divide. We have been thrilled by the wide-ranging interest and enthusiasm expressed about CRRJ (pronounced “courage”) since its recent launch. As a lean operation still in its infancy, CRRJ can accept only a fraction of the invitations and offers it receives to collaborate and participate in various endeavors. At this stage in our development, we must concentrate on building a strong and stable foundation from which to grow. With that in mind, we have been focusing inward – clarifying our vision, assessing our resources, establishing our systems, and solidifying our existing programs. Now we are turning our attention outward – building bridges, gathering input, and inviting support. If you would like to support our efforts as an investor or volunteer, please email us at email@example.com. If you would like to stay informed about our progress and pursuits, sign up for our newsletter here.
Law Student Research Assistant
CRRJ is accepting applications for a law student researcher for spring semester 2014. The position will be primarily responsible for editing and formatting the manuscript of a first-edition casebook on reproductive rights and justice. Ideal candidates will be second- or third-year law students able to spend at least eight (preferably more) hours per week providing editing, Bluebook-ing, and formatting assistance to the Legal Fellow and authors for the casebook manuscript. Credit and work-study options are available.
Qualifications include: law journal/review editing experience and ready knowledge of the Bluebook, organizational skills with a meticulous eye for detail, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent research skills, task management, self-guidance, and previous work or internship experience. Familiarity with reproductive rights and justice a plus.
Interested applicants are invited to email their resumes, references, and cover letters to Elaine Mui, Center Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should indicate availability (dates, days, and hours per week) and explain relevant skills and experiences as they relate to the Center's mission and programs. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Free Screening of Young Lakota
December 12, 2013
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Join CRRJ at a free screening of Young Lakota, a documentary that chronicles a political battle over reproductive rights and tribal sovereignty on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on Native women and the struggle for reproductive justice.
View the trailer HERE.
The event is free. Register HERE.
Spring Reproductive Justice Working Group starts in February
Are you interested in the theory and practice of reproductive justice, or the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to birth and parent children with safety and dignity? The working group’s primary goal is to co-create an environment where participants can deepen their understanding of reproductive justice and develop practical ideas for integrating it into their research and practice. We welcome participation by community members, activists, clergy, advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and researchers from various disciplines. For more information, enter here.
Guide to Starting your own RJ Working Group
In response to requests from colleagues outside
the Bay Area, we’ve captured stories, lessons, and tips from the RJWG’s
inaugural year in a guide to help others start their own working groups. Download a free copy here.
Literature Review on Reproductive Justice
Want to learn more about reproductive justice? Check out Zakiya Luna’s and Kristin Luker’s review article in the latest issue of the Annual Review of Law and the Social Sciences. Download your free copy here.
RJ Virtual Library
CRRJ is preparing to launch Phase 1 of the Reproductive Justice Virtual Library – an online, searchable catalog of annotated sources illuminating the foundations and growing edges of the reproductive justice framework. Written in accessible language with links to authors and organizations, the library will serve advocates, academics, media, and the general public. The collection, carefully curated by Dr. Elena Gutierrez with input from members of the RJ community, will include scholarship from law and the social sciences, as well as reports and other substantive advocacy materials from organizations.