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

"For the Sake of Our Families: A Convocation on Reproductive Health"

Planned Parenthood of New York City and Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church invite you to

"For the Sake of Our Families: A Convocation on Reproductive Health"

commemorating the

35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the 79th Birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Special Keynote Speaker

The Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Location: Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church
144 St. Felix Street
Brooklyn, NY

Date: 1/16/2008 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)

RSVP by: January 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Dr. Forbes is Senior Minister, Emeritus, The Riverside Church in the City of New York, founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, and host of "The Time is Now" on Air America Radio

Note: Subway lines B,D,M,N,Q,R,2,3,4,and 5 stop at Atlantic/Pacific or the Atlantic Avenue stop. Exit at Hanson Place. The following bus lines stop near the church: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67, The LIRR also stops at Atlantic Avenue.

Roe v. Wade: 35 Years and Counting - Jan. 24th

Roe v. Wade: 35 Years and Counting
What we’ve gained, lost, and the future of choice

What: A Roe Celebration
When: Thursday, January 24, 2008
Cocktail Reception from 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: NARAL Pro-Choice New York office
470 Park Avenue South, 7th floor
(between 31st and 32nd Streets)


Carolyn Westhoff - Professor, Ob/Gyn, Epidemiology, and Population and Family Health in the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Westhoff will discuss her experiences as an abortion provider and her predictions for the future of abortion providers in this country.

Liza Fuentes - Member of the Board of Directors of the National Network of the Abortion Funds and the New York Abortion Access Fund. Fuentes will talk about the various restrictions placed on low income women’s access to abortion since Roe v. Wade, and how our right to choose is not that simple of an issue.

Katherine Grainger - Vice President of Public Policy and Political Initiatives at NARAL Pro-Choice New York. Grainger was formerly the State Program Director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she finished their 2007 “What if Roe Fell” guide, in which she will discuss its patchwork of gaining rights for women across the nation.