Reproductive Justice Week 2017 Events

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"The F Word: No Apologies"- Professor Haile Eshe Cole

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM IN THE WGC

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The WGC is proud to present Professor Haile Eshe Cole as the next speaker for "The F Word: No Apologies," a series in which notable feminists on campus share their stories of growth, success, and their feministy journey unapologetically. Haile Eshe Cole hails from the small town of Temple, Texas and has lived, worked, and played in Austin, Texas for 13 years. She is the proud mother of two beautiful children who are 8 and 2 and is currently a visiting assistant professor at Amherst College. She began her journey in reproductive justice work in 2009 as a collective member of a grassroots organization of mamas of color organizing around various issues pertaining to poor and working-class women. She has been trained as a birth educator and birth companion (doula) and received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her current research focuses on the legacy of scrutiny and violence against black women’s bodies. It builds upon the birthing and reproductive justice framework to examine the current condition of health and reproduction among black women in Texas. Some of her insights relating to black women’s reproductive experiences and their interactions with medical and social institutions are chronicled in her recent publication entitled “A Love Letter for my Daughter: Love as a Political Act.” This article was published in Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth Anthology, edited by Julia Oparah and Alicia Bonaparte. 

Tabling with Planned Parenthood

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM IN KEEFE ATRIUM

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Join the Reproductive Justice Alliance, WGC and Planned Parenthood to learn about Reproductive Justice Week and the services Planned Parenthood offers! You can also color a bird for our annual Repeal Hyde Art Project Installation.

Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump and White Supremacy

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 7:00 PM IN FRIEDMANN ROOM

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Dismayed by the way in which certain legal victories for, such as Roe v Wade, served only to benefit to most priviledged, white and middle to upper class women, Loretta Ross sought a more comprehensive approach to activisim. She coined the term Reproductive Justice in order to establish a new human rights movement. Ross lectures on topics of Reproductive Justice, white supremacy, and the "calling out culture of college activists", organized the 2004 March for Women's Lives, served as the director of the nation's first rape crisis center, and has herself been an activist for over 30 years. Currently, Ross is working as an Assistant Professor at Hampshire College. 

Workshop with Planned Parenthood and Keefe Health Center

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, FROM 5:00 TO 6:30 PM IN THE WGC

Join the WGC, Planned Parenthood, and Keefe Health Center for an overview of the services available to Amherst College students. Learn more about emergency contraception, STI testing, PReP, Abortion-related care, and pregnancy testing. Insomnia cookies will be served! 

WGC and Keefe Health Center Tabling

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM IN KEEFE ATRIUM

Join the WGC and Keefe Health Center in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium. Learn about the reproductive health services provided by the College, answer reproductive justice trivia and win prizes, and create a bird for our annual Repeal Hyde Art Project installation.

Film Screening: Obvious Child

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 FROM 8:00 TO 10:00 PM IN THE WGC 

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Join us in the Women's and Gender Center for a screening of Obvious Child. This award-winning romantic comedy follows the journey of a stand-up comic through her abortion after breaking up with her partner. There will be snacks and a discussion after!

Reproductive Justice Week Zine Workshop

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 FROM 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

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Join the us in the WGC for a reproductive justice art project to close out the week! We will be making Zines about reproductive justice, centering the Repeal Hyde Art Project. The Hyde Amendment blocks use of federal funds for abortions, making it even harder for those folks who need it to receive an abortion. During this Zine making event we will be using art to create dialogue and awareness surrounding the Hyde Amendment and abortion.