Reproductive Justice: Advocates, Activists, Academics in Ann Arbor

Who: This conference is sponsored by a Michigan Meetings Grant from the Rackham Graduate School and with added funding from the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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When: Wednesday, May 29th– Friday, May 31st

Where: Unless noted, all events will take place in the Rackham Building.

What:  The expected schedule of events is listed below.

Wednesday, May 29th

  • 1:30-4:00pm   Reproductive Justice at the University of Michigan: Research, Pedagogy, and Practice
  • 4:30-6:00pm  Opening Reception and Panel with Rickie Solinger & Alexandra Stern, PhD (Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery)
  • Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas

Thursday, May 30th

  • 8:00-9:00am      Registration Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:15-10:45am      Panel 1:  Exciting Developments in RJ
  • 11:00-12:00pm   Table Discussions: Engaging in RJ Work
  • 12:00-1:00pm     Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30pm       Panel 2: Cultivating Collaborations: Academics and Advocates Discuss Partnerships
  • 2:45-4:00pm      Working Sessions: Advancing a RJ Agenda Through Collaboration
  • 5:00-7:00pm      SNEAK PREVIEW of documentary work-in-progress: No Más Bebes por Vida
  • 7:00-8:00pm      Reception with strolling dinner

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Friday, May 31st

  • 8:00-9:00am      Registration Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15am       Welcome and Plan for the Day
  • 9:15-10:45am      Panel 3: Taking it to the Limit: Advancing RJ in Academia
  • 11:00-12:30pm   Topical Working Sessions 
  • 12:30-1:30pm     Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00pm      Methods Working Sessions
  • 3:30-5:00pm      Panel 4: Looking Forward, Anticipating Challenges
  • 5:00-5:15pm       Closing Remarks

Why: This conference will be of interest to:

  • Anyone interested in broadening and strengthening the RJ dialogue among academics, activists, and advocates
  • Academics working on reproductive justice who wants to collaborate with other scholars and advocates
  • Anyone working in the RJ movement who wants to partner with academics in specific research and practice areas

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