Reproductive Oppression refers to the regulation and exploitation of individuals’ bodies, sexuality, labor, and procreative capacities as a strategy to control individuals and entire communities. Participants of this talk will have a basic understanding of three frameworks to address reproductive oppression.
Roe gave the very minimal right to abortion care, but it did not actually provide meaningful access to abortion for everyone who needed it. Participants of this talk will understand the problematic rhetoric of “pro-choice” and are encouraged to be confidently pro-abortion.
We are taught isolated events in history and not how movements occur in parallel to one another. Participants of this talk will have a basic understanding of how Black women and their participation in the birth control movement reflect the convergence of a dark history of sexual and reproductive abuse.
Access to abortion care has far-reaching impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Participants of this talk will have a basic understanding of how abortion access affects maternal health, families, and the broader community.
The Reproductive Justice framework analyzes how determining our reproductive destinies are linked directly to the conditions of our community. Participants of this talk will have a basic understanding of how the Reproductive Justice Framework demands that our government fulfill its obligation to provide the conditions for our choices to be safe, affordable, and accessible and how an intersectional approach affects change.