Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump by Loretta J. Ross

Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump by Loretta J. Ross

DATE   March 8, 2018   7:00pm - 8:30pm
LOCATION   Albert Brenner Glickman Family Library
USM Women & Gender Studies Program
314 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine 04101

The Presidency of Donald Trump includes a resurgence of white supremacy in mainstream politics and an attack on women’s human rights. Feminist activist and scholar Loretta Ross will discuss how the reproductive justice framework counters ideologies of white supremacy and male supremacy. Ross will also share insights about the strengths and challenges of contemporary activism and suggest strategies for reproductive justice movement building.

Loretta J. Ross is a Visiting Associate Professor at Hampshire College in Women’s Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year teaching “White Supremacy in the Age of Trump.” She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012, a network founded in 1997 of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. She is one of the creators of the term “Reproductive Justice” coined by African American women in 1994 following the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt.

USM Women & Gender Studies is thrilled to host Loretta J. Ross who will deliver the Women’s History Month Keynote speech. Her talk, “Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump”, will take place on International Women’s Day. This event is free and open to the public.

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