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Can We Have Reproductive Justice in a Climate Crisis?
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
Can We Have Reproductive Justice in a Climate Crisis?

Join Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Black Studies for an important discussion by Jade Sasser, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at University of California at Riverside. 

Climate scientsts are increasinly describing climate problems of unrestrained population growth. Such discourses align closely with historical narratives blaming the fertility and reproduction of the poor, particularly women of color, for a range of social, political, economic, and environmental problems. In an era of ongoing climate crisis, can movements for reproductive justice and climate justice align? 

Sasser is the author of On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women's Rights in the Era of Climate Change. For more than a decade, her work has focused on the intersections of climate change, reproductive politics, and women's health and empowerment.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 4 to 5 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238