2012 Events

November 14, 2012

4:00 – 5:00
Boalt Room 170
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RSVP to reprojustice@law.berkeley.edu

Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women will present, “Roe v. Wade and the New Jim Crow: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” forthcoming, American Journal of Public Health. Nearly 40 years ago, Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion. So, why are women who have abortions being arrested today? Why are hundreds of pregnant women being subjected to arrests, detentions, and forced medical interventions? This talk will examine the relationships among abortion, race, the war on drugs, and the growth of the prison industrial complex. RSVP to reprojustice@law.berkeley.edu

November 9, 2012

4:30 – 6:30
District Lounge

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
Mills College

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 Law Building
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 Law Building
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