reproductive justice

Sterilization and Social Justice: Past and Present

This one-day mini-conference will convene a group of interdisciplinary scholars who study historical and contemporary patterns of sterilization and are concerned about social and reproductive justice.

A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program

Professor Alexandra Stern's research on forced sterilization was featured recently in The Atlantic. Professor Stern directs our Reproductive Justice Faculty Program.

Scientists call on California to provide reparations to forced sterilization victims

California should consider offering reparations to more than 800 survivors of the state's 20,000 forced sterilizations that took place between 1919 and 1952, say University of Michigan researchers.

Stigma and Abortion Providers: Findings from the Providers Share Workshop on Three Continents

Presentation of stories and artwork from the Providers Share Workshop, a facilitated, multi-session workshop where teams of abortion care workers can reflect upon the unique rewards and burdens of their work.

Out of Silence

Performance of Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign, a reproductive justice theatre project.

Caring for your Reproductive Justice Not-for-Profit

Sponsored by AwakenMichigan Reproductive and Sexual Justice Project.

Panelists discuss common mistakes, how to avoid them, and best practices, followed by discussion. 

Zika and abortion: will the virus prompt Latin America to rethink abortion and birth control?

Alexandra Minna Stern, professor of American culture, women's studies, history, and obstetrics and gynecology, and co-director of IRWG's faculty program in Reproductive Justice wrote an article for The Conversation, which was later picked up by Newsweek, raising the question of whether the Zika virus will prompt Latin America to rethink abortion and birth control.

No Más Bebés: Film screening + Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña

Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña. No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

When California Sterilized 20,000 of Its Citizens

Alexandra Minna Stern, co-director of IRWG's Reproductive Justice program published a new edition of her book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in America in December. 

Queering Reproductive Justice: Opportunities and Challenges in Michigan

A panel discussion on reproductive justice issues in the LGBTQ community.