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Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (115)
  • Open to the Public

Dawn Wooten will speak on the intersection of reproductive justice and abolition movements, as well as exploring pathways for Black feminist strategies for social change and human rights. Wooten’s talk will explore the reproductive violence and coercion imposed by carceral spaces such as ICE detention centers and the deportation regime, and the role of medical practitioners and clinicians in disrupting and reckoning with these sustained institutional harms. Wooten offers a passionate story about ethical decisions that healthcare providers face, even if they are not coming from a previous feminist place, as she engages immigrant women's lives from health equity and racial, gender and reproductive justice lenses.

Sponsored by:

Amherst College Lecture Committee; BREHA Collective; Smith College’s Study of Women & Gender, Smith College Office for Equity and Inclusion; Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Certificate and the Five College Reproductive Politics Faculty Seminar; FCWSRC; Five College Lecture Fund; the following programs and departments at UMass Amherst: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Center for Community Health Equity Research, School of Public Health & Health Sciences; Elaine Marieb College of Nursing; Anthropology; Legal Studies; Women of Color Leadership Network-CWC; Center for Women & Community; Center for Justice, Law and Societies; Department of Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College. 

This event is co-organized by Jallicia Jolly and Loretta Ross (Smith College).

Contact Info

Jallicia Jolly
(413) 542-5627
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info