Hatcher Graduate Library: North Lobby Cases
April 15 - June 10, 2013
Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not to have children, and to parent children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s as a broader alternative to reproductive rights advocacy focused on limited debates around abortion and pro-life-pro-choice issues. Articulated and led by women of color with a more encompassing social vision, reproductive justice usually incorporates both a framework of human rights and an awareness of the intersectionality of women’s identities and struggles against sexism, racism, homophobia, and economic marginalization.
Installed as a companion to the conference Reproductive Justice: Activists, Advocates, and Academics in Ann Arbor, a Michigan Meeting, this exhibit showcases materials from the rich and extensive holdings at the Bentley Historical Library, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, Taubman Health Sciences Library, and the Law Library. Produced and curated by an inter-campus exhibit team, Birthing Reproductive Justice illustrates the stakes -- of physical health, mental health, human dignity, and community empowerment -- associated with reproductive justice and suggests that research and advocacy can work together.4:30-6pm Panel Discussion
This event takes place at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Rickie Solinger, independent scholar -- on exhibits and reproductive justice