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Carleton to Host Reproductive Justice Conference, Featuring Keynote Speaker Loretta Ross
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 1:41pm
Carleton College will host its first-ever Reproductive Justice Conference on Saturday, April 28, in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Entitled "Sex, Lies and Things Our Mothers Never Told Us: How Reproductive Justice Fits into Every Aspect of Our Society,” the all-day conference is designed for students, activists, and youth – everyone is welcome.
The event will feature 13 workshops and presentations by reproductive justice activists from around the United States. Topics will include “Decolonizing Sexuality,” “Religion and Reproductive Justice,” “Minnesota Abortion Access,” and much more. A keynote address will be presented by Loretta Ross, National Coordinator for the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, at 10:15 a.m. in the Weitz Center Larson Meeting Room 236. For more information on Loretta Ross and SisterSong, visit www.sistersong.net
The conference culminates with a dynamic performance by the Brown Girls Burlesque at 10 p.m. in the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. To learn more, visit www.browngirlsburlesque.com.
The Reproductive Justice Conference is sponsored by the Carleton College Reproductive Justice Collective; the Departments of African-American Studies, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies; the Dean of the College; the Office of the President; People for the American Way; the Carleton Student Association; the Committee for Studies in the Arts; the Gender and Sexuality Center; and the Elizabeth Nason Distinguished Women Visitors Fund.
For more information, contact Shantrice King ’13 (Bronx, N.Y.) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at 320 Third Street East in Northfield.