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Reproductive Justice Week

Event Type
University Library
Various locations
Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024   All Day
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Sara Berthier
Originating Calendar
Library Calendar

Join us for a series of events on campus and in CU, organized by UCRJ (Urbana Champaign Reproductive Justice) and sponsored by the University Library.
Find full schedule of events here
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Friday, April 19
Noon - 1pm: UCRJ at the Y Friday Forum - Isis Rose, MA, CLC, "Maternal Mortality and Birth Justice in Illinois"
8:30-10:30pm: Dildo Bingo & Trivia with Uniting Pride and McKinley Sexual Health Peers
11pm-1am: Drag show at Axe Bar co-sponsored by Uniting Pride

Saturday, April 20
11am-2pm: YWCA Old Skool Brunch & Fundraiser at Neil St. Blues
2:30pm: Art, zine, and sign-making at the IMC Makerspace
4pm: Strides for Bodily Autonomy at the Champaign County Courthouse

Sunday, April 21
10:15am: Service on reproductive justice at UUCUC
Time TBD: Collage-making event for youth, "Envisioning Myself"
Time TBD: Virtual Heart-to-Heart Abortion Conversations event led by Unitarian-Universalist Church of IndianapolisUnitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign (UUCUC), and Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights! (GRR)

Monday, April 22
Earth Day - Environmental Justice IS Reproductive Justice
Noon: Virtual teach-in, "Self-Managed Abortion 101," with GRR! and Sam Auerbach, PhD, WHNP
2-4pm: Period packing event at the Main Library with ISRJ

Tuesday, April 23
Reproductive Justice Symposium at Spurlock Museum - Register online here
9:30am – The Legal Landscape of Abortion Access
Moderator: Lesley Wexler, Professor, Illinois Law School
Panelists: Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women's and Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois
Mike B., Director of Elevated Access

11:15am – The Legal Landscape of Gender-Affirming Care and Trans Rights
Moderator: Tavish McMillin, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and The Institute for Racial & Cultural Healing
Panelists: Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women's and Reproductive Rights Project, ACLU of Illinois; Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois
2:00pm - Post-Dobbs Effects on the Mental Health of Abortion Seekers and Workers
Moderator: Walker Fitz, Midwest Access Coalition 
Panelists: Tuyet Mai Hoang, School of Social Work
4:15pm -Environmental Factors that Affect Reproductive Health 
Moderator: Kate Clancy, Department of Anthropology
Panelists: Jodi Flaws, College of Veterinary Medicine; and Lori Raetzman, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Wednesday, April 24
10:30am-noon: "Exposing Anti-Abortion Centers & Disinformation" hybrid teach-in with ISRJ and GRR! at the Women's Resource Center
6:30pm CT: Virtual screening of PRECONCEIVED about the unexpected world of crisis pregnancy centers,  presented by GRR!

Thursday, April 25
4-6pm: Reproductive justice zine event with the Women's Resource Center (WRC) and University Library at the (WRC)
6-8pm: Open Arms: A Diverse Pregnancy Resource Workshop with McKinley Sexual Health Peers (WRC)
6:30pm: Virtual anti-abortion centers (aka crisis pregnancy centers) Google review-a-thon with Reproductive Transparency Now 

Friday, April 26
Denim Day of Action - Wear jeans to support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault
Noon-1pm: In-person teach-in on the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act at UUCUC (led by the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice
6pm: Webinar with Isis Rose MA, CLC, and Hannah Landis LM CPM, "Landscape of Midwifery in East Central Illinois"7-9pm: Sexual assault survivors open mic with RACES at the IMC

Saturday, April 27
10am-3pm: Before & After Baby wellness event at the U-C Independent Media Center 

Sunday, April 28
Party for Reproductive Justice! at The Rose Bowl with performances by Paul Kotheimer, New Souls, Emily the Band, Afro D & Friends,  and others


All week long:

  • Period product drive coordinated by Illinois Students for Reproductive Justice (ISRJ)

  • Diaper drive to benefit the Bottom Line Diaper Bank with the United Way of Champaign

  • Display of reproductive justice-themed books at The Literary in downtown Champaign

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