Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice and Sterilization Abuse in the Latina Community

Dr. Elena Gutierrez will discuss her new book, Fertile Matters: The Politics of Mexican Origin Women's Reproduction, and how racism and fears surrounding immigration and Mexican-origin women's so-called hyper fertility led to their coerced sterilization. Opening remarks, as well as the Q&A and discussion that follows, will draw connections between abortion and the involuntary sterilization of our communities, demonstrating how state policies and court decisions hinder reproductive autonomy and fuel our movement for reproductive justice.

Friday, January 25, 2008 6 pm – 8 pm

New York University Wagner School of Public Service

Puck Building

295 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor

(corner of Lafayette and Houston Street)
New York, New York 10012

Subway: B/D/F/V to Broadway-Lafayette St; 6 train to Bleecker St; or N/R to Prince St

Refreshments will be served! Books will be available for purchase and time will be allotted for book-signing by author, Dr. Elena Gutierrez.

Sponsored by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Women of Color Policy Network

To RSVP, please email Taja Lindley at or call 212.422.2553

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