Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

CLPP2014: The movement for reproductive freedom is alive and well

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program.

The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program’s 28th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, captivated the minds and invigorated the spirits of social and reproductive justice activists April 11-13, 2014 at Hampshire College.

Over the course of the weekend, almost 1,000 activists, students, academics, and professionals came for an energizing weekend full of diverse workshops, exciting performances, movement-building networking, and enlightening conversations.

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program.

The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program’s 28th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, captivated the ...

Mexican indigenous woman who was separated from baby allowed to pursue lawsuit against Mississippi welfare agency

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated cases of indigenous women denied care at local maternal clinics and being forced to give birth in waiting rooms, clinic steps, or lawns.

At the same time, we are reminded of how oppressions can cross borders. Earlier this month, news arrived that Cirila Balthazar Cruz, the indigenous woman in Mississippi who was separated from her baby daughter will be allowed to proceed with her lawsuit against the state’s welfare agency.

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated ...

CLPP 2014: Young Activists Gettin’ It Done!

Ed note: This is a guest post by Zoë Boyle and Jennifer Su, CLPP Lead Student Organizers pictured below. 

Almost a year ago, TIME magazine published a now notorious cover story by Joel Stein accusing millennials of being the “Me Me Me!” generation. Describing us as lazy, selfish, and glued to our iPhones, the article painted a picture of wasted youth. Since the publication, there has been no shortage of responses to the article. Yet no amount of op-ed pieces can disguise the fact that we are a generation of action. Youth activists in the reproductive justice movement have come out swinging in the last year, proving ourselves as a powerful force to be reckoned ...

Ed note: This is a guest post by Zoë Boyle and Jennifer Su, CLPP Lead Student Organizers pictured below. 

Almost a year ago, TIME magazine published a now notorious cover story by ...

CLPP 2014: Not your mama’s reproductive justice conference (Register now!)

This year, Feministing is proud to partner once again with the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) at Hampshire College for their amazing reproductive justice conference.

The annual conference—From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom—will take place Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Having attended in many years past to cover everything from colonization and colonialism to transfeminisms to fashion, I’m really excited to be partnering once again with the amazing activists at Hampshire to help spread the word about this special opportunity.

No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was unable to communicate how advanced her labor was to the monolingual doctors. After hours of waiting, Irma gave birth on the lawn outside of the clinic.

In the past nine months, seven Indigenous women in Mexico have been documented having their babies in the yard, waiting rooms, or front steps of state clinics.

In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not ...

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