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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @12:30-2:00PM

Berkeley Law Family Defense Panel

Our Center’s Faculty Director, Prof. Khiara M. Bridges, will be a moderating a panel on strategies for dismantling the punitive, destructive family regulation system, a system that harms the welfare of the children it claims to protect. 

RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @3:30-5:00 PM

Trust Black Women?

Black Women have always been the center of racial justice advocacy, but have we, as a society, trusted them enough to lead us in movement lawyering? East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) will host Trust Black Women?, a virtual conversation on Black Women-centered movement lawyering a year into COVID-19. 

Join our Executive Director, Rachel Johnson-Farias, Zoë Polk (Executive Dir. of EBCLC), and Savala Nolan Trepczynski (Executive Dir. of the Henderson Center for Social Justice, lecturer at Berkeley Law) in a conversation co-sponsored by both CRRJ and the Henderson Center.


The event will be live-streamed on EBCLC’s Facebook page.

UPDATE: If you missed our conversation, you can view the recording here.


April 12, 2019 (Friday)

CRRJeous Conversation on Black Maternal Mortality

Berkeley Law, 140 (note new location)1:00-4:00 pm

RSVP here

For more information, click here.

Please join the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ — pronounced courage) for its inaugural CRRJeous Conversation, which will focus on the topic of Black Maternal Mortality. Using the brain-trust model, come workshop with us and our speakers as we come up with creative solutions to the important issue of black maternal mortality.

Free and open to the public
Wheelchair accessible
Children with adult supervision welcome to attend

Co-sponsored by If/When/How, Berkeley Chapter; Law Students of African Descent (LSAD); and Women of Color Collective

May 4-5, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)

2018 Baby Markets Roundtable

UC Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister Street
Alumni Reception Center (ARC), 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Baby Markets Roundtable will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, policy-makers, civil society advocates, journalists, activists, and others to examine the myriad ways in which families are created, shaped, formed, and regulated. The Roundtable addresses the role and status of the child, mother, father, surrogate, grandparents, and the state in the creation and deconstruction of the family. Historically, the Roundtable explores the shifts in family-making, reflecting trends in single- and same-sex parenting as well as the ways in which heteronormativity constructs legal and social norms in child custody, child-rearing, and family planning.

Abortion and Personhood Panel — May 4, 1:15-2:45 pm 

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law; Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, UCI School of Law

Maya Manian, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Rachel Rebouché, Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jill Adams, Executive Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law
Mariko Miki, Director of Programs, If/When/How

For the roundtable website, click here.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kaiser OB/GYN Grand Rounds

Kaiser Oakland Hospital 7:30 am

Jill E. Adams will focus her talk on efforts to increase access to medication abortion with a particular focus on self-managed abortion, including the current legal landscape and criminalization of the practice. She’ll also touch on disparities in access to abortion care and clinician roles and responsibilities when treating patients who may have engaged in self-managed abortion.

Monday, April 9, 2018 

Broadening Career Choice: Options for a Satisfying Life in the Law

Helen Neuborne
former Women’s Rights Program Officer
Ford Foundation

134 Law Building ▪ 2:00-3:00 pm

refreshments will be served

Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Law Dean’s Office; the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; and the Berkeley Chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Helen Neuborne will share insights and reflections from her unique career, which has spanned litigation, government service, public interest law reform, and philanthropy. She has been a dedicated Legal Aid trial and appellate lawyer in the Brooklyn Family Court; a ranking figure in the Koch administration on both juvenile justice and the delivery of services to vulnerable populations; Executive Director of the NOW Legal Defense Fund; and a Ford Foundation executive for more than 20 years, specializing in women’s rights, and eventually directing Ford’s program on low income families.

March 21-22, 2018 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color

Multicultural Community Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

Organized by the Center for Race and Gender

Co-sponsors:  Barnard Center for Research on Women; Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; Ethnic Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society LGBTQ Cluster; Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Diversity and Health Disparity Cluster; Institute of Governmental Studies; Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice; Third Wave Fund

This symposium convenes scholars, artists, survivors, organizers, and advocates to examine themes, trends, and strategies explored in Andrea Ritchies’s recent book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, exploring racial profiling, police violence, criminalization, mass incarceration and immigration enforcement through the lens of the experiences of Black women, indigenous women, and women of color, symposium participants will engage the crossroads between organizing, research, art, and policy strategies to transform conditions of street violence in this historical political moment.

For more information, click here

To RSVP, click here

February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)

American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty

Vanderbilt Hall 206, 40 Washington Square South, NYU School of Law ▪ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Co-hosted with the Center for Reproductive Rights; CUNY Law School’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic; Berkeley Law School’s Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice; National Advocates for Pregnant Women; NYU Law Women; and the NYU Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law
Martin Guggenheim, NYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic
Chanel Porchia-Albert, Ancient Song Doula Services
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach
Melissa Torres-Montoya, National Network of Abortion Funds
Melissa Upreti, UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women

Moderator: Cynthia Soohoo, CUNY School of Law Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic

Join us for a discussion of the unique ways in which poverty affects women across the United States. Timed to build upon the December 2017 fact-finding mission to the United States by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, this event will examine the intersections of gender, poverty, and race, with a particular focus on how state surveillance, punishment, and limited access to health care impact the human rights of women.

Dr. Khiara Bridges will deliver opening remarks, followed by a moderated discussion among a panel of experts on issues ranging from reproductive justice, maternal care and health, the child welfare system, and criminalization. 

This event is free and open to the public

Please RSVP here

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Guests may be asked to present personal ID to access NYU building