2014 Events

November 21, 2014

2014 Latinas Empowered for Action Regional Training
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Mills College

LEA trainings provide a safe space for Latin@s and all attendees to explore issues of reproductive justice through a Latina lens that holds the whole person at the center of the work. This LEA training offers interactive activities to engage participants and challenge held assumptions as well as unspoken gender, sexuality, and reproduction privileges while making connections to the way policy affects our everyday lives. LEA brings to light the health access issues faced by Latinas and women of color and engages participants to step up their advocacy!

For more information, please contact Gabriela Valle at gabriela.clrj@gmail.com or at 213-270-5258. To register, click here.

September 8, 2014

The Roberts Court and Women
12:45-2:00 PM | Koret Room (170 Law Building)

On September 8th, CRRJ will convene a panel to discuss cases decided by the Roberts Court that have had a particularly profound impact on women, including McCullen v. Coakley and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby from the previous term. Join panelists Prof. Melissa Murray (Berkeley Law), Beth Parker (Planned Parenthood Affil. of CA), Dipti Singh (National Health Law Program, and moderator Jill Adams ’06 (CRRJ). Event is free and wheelchair accessible. Cosponsors include Berkeley American Constitution Society and Berkeley Law Students for Reproductive Justice, California Law Review, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and Women of Color Collective at Berkeley Law.

Jill E. Adams moderating CRRJ panel with Melissa Murray, Beth Parker, Dipti Singh

September 20, 2014

Trends, TRAPs, Trials, and Triumphs in the 2010s
1:45-2:45 PM | 132 Law Building

Jill E. Adams and Kristin Luker at Alumni Reception 2014

CRRJ will present a dynamic discussion on law and policy related to reproductive rights and the cultural and political shifts undergirding them in at Alumni Weekend. Panelists, including Faculty Director Kristin Luker and Executive Director Jill E. Adams ’06, will give an overview of mounting state-level restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare and the challenges brought against them. California and its proactive policymaking efforts will be highlighted, as will long-term strategies to realize rights for marginalized communities whose reproductive decisions have been forced, coerced, or denied. This program will provide one (1.0) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirements.

June 19, 2014

ACCESS Women’s Health Justice
Law Students for Reproductive Justice Summer Intern Training on Reproductive Rights Law & Justice
3:30-5:00 PM

Jill Adams to anchor panel about welfare family caps and the effort to repeal California’s Maximum Family Grant Rule, which denies cash aid to babies born into families receiving CalWORKS.

April 9, 2014

Conversations on Reproductive Justice
4:00-6:30 PM | 370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

This exciting afternoon will include a discussion of the many ways local and national advocates and scholars engage reproductive justice, followed by a dialogue on RJ’s past , present, and future featuring: Sujatha Jesudason PhD, founding director of CoreAlign and researcher at ANSIRH & Loretta Ross, founder of SisterSong and noted women’s rights author and activist guided by Samara Azam, executive director of ACCESS Women’s Health Justice Sponsored by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law and the Center for Race & Gender.

Click here for more information and to register.

March 25, 2014

Jill Adams to testify before California Senate Committee

SB 899 Hearing

Jill E. Adams to testify before the California Senate Health and Human Services Committee at hearing on Senate Bill 899 (Mitchell) Repeal the Maximum Family Grant Rule.

For video of the hearing on the California Legislative Information website, click here. Adams’s testimony begins at 1:17.


March 13, 2014

Center Director Jill E. Adams to give guest lecture in Professor Edith Kinney’s Women & the Law class at Mills College
2:30-3:45 PM | Mills College

March 18-20, 2014

It’s Rape: A Reframing of Domestic Child Trafficking
Thelton T. Henderson Center on Social Justice, Ruth Chance Lecture with Spring 2014 Practitioner-in-Residence Malika Saada Saar, Director, Human Rights Project for Girls; Special Counsel on Human Rights at The Raben Group
12:45 – 1:45 PM | Warren Room (295 Law Building).

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