Madison Caucus for Gender Equality

Dominion Lecture

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Women's Reproductive Rights in the Age of Trump"Loretta Ross
Presented by Ms. Loretta Ross
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00pm
Madison Union Ballroom
Introduced by Provost Heather Coltman
Reception following the talk

This lecture will discuss the current state of reproductive politics; define reproductive justice and human rights; and discuss the more than 500 types of pro-active legislation women are using in the states to fight the attacks on women’s human rights.

Loretta Ross started her career in the women’s movement in the 1970s, working at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, NOW (the National Organization for Women), SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 1997-2012, the Center for Democratic Renewal/National Anti-Klan Network, the National Center for Human Rights Education, and the National Black Women’s Health Project. She is one of the co-creators of the Reproductive Justice framework in 1994, and has lectured and written extensively on reproductive justice issues, human rights, racism, appropriate whiteness, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, diversity issues, and violence against women. She is the former director of the first rape crisis center in the U.S. in the 1970s, and she was the Co-Director of the historic 2004 March for Women’s Lives, the biggest protest in U.S. history at that time, with 1.15 million participants. She has worked to deprogram white supremacists in the hate movement (see Los Angeles Times Up From Hatred), facilitates groups working across identity, political, and affinity differences, and endeavors to build a U.S. based human rights movement focused on human rights violations in the United States. 

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