Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas

At Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, April 20-June 10

A look at the reproductive justice movement.

The Reproductive Justice Movement — defending the rights to have children, not to have children and to parent our children in healthy, safe environments — arose in the 1990s. Articulated and led by women of color, the movement incorporates both a framework of human rights and awareness of the intersectionality of female identities and struggles against sexism, racism, homophobia and economic marginalization.

This exhibit provides historical context for Reproductive Justice's emergence and antecedents. It gives a longer history of the movement, illustrating many facets of the experiences, debates and policies related to pregnancy, birth, birth control and raising children.

On exhibition.

Held in conjunction with the conference, Reproductive Justice: Advocates, Academics, Activists in Ann Arbor, a Michigan Meeting, this exhibit is on display at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library in the North Lobby Display Cases, April 20 through June 10.

Free and open to the public, Birthing Reproductive Justice is sponsored by the University of Michigan Library.