Policing Reproduction May 16 CUNY: Race Class and Gender

Policing Reproduction: A Symposium at Macaulay Honors College

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Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York and Professor Elizabeth Reis host a free, public symposium, Policing Reproduction, to discuss the erosion of rights facing pregnant women on May 15 and May 16. This symposium will bring together a diverse range of scholars, students, and the public to discuss alarming trends in women’s reproductive health.

“Since 1973, the year of the historic Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion rights, hundreds of pregnant women, particularly women of color, have been arrested, detained, and jailed for matters relating to their pregnancies,” said Macaulay’s Elizabeth Reis, Ph.D., a historian on gender and bioethics issues. “Those engaged with legal studies, women’s and gender studies, reproductive rights, and medical ethics will be interested to learn about the steady, dangerous, and largely unacknowledged erosion of rights facing pregnant women.”abortionafterroe

The symposium begins Sunday, May 15 with a presentation by author Johanna Schoen, who will read from her latest book, Abortion After Roe, and will lead an information discussion afterwards. Schoen is a historian of women, gender and medicine.

Panelists participating in the Monday, May 16 all-day conference include:

Jeanne Flavin, author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes: Policing Women’s Reproduction in America and board president of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.
Michele Goodwin, founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law.
Kimberly Mutcherson, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, with a focus on family and health law and reproductive justice.
Lynn M. Paltrow, J.D., Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, a non profit organization.
Miriam Zoila Pérez, journalist and activist who writes about the intersections of race, health and gender as a columnist at Colorlines.
Johanna Schoen author of Abortion After Roe and Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare in the Twentieth Century.
Civia Tamarkin, award-winning journalist, television news executive and filmmaker who has covered crime, politics, and social issues.