reproductive justice

CANCELED: UM Nursing Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute

Due to the recent events related to the COVID-19 virus, all U-M events on campus convening 100 people or more have been canceled until at least April 21, 2020.  Because the Summer Institute draws a large global audience, it is with deep regret we are canceling the 3rd Annual Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute, May 7-8, 2020 conference and May 11-15, 2020 workshops.
This year was shaping up to be our most successful Summer Institute to date with higher attendance from a diverse global audience. We will reschedule the event for next year and hope you are able to join us in 2021.

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.