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Coffee and Conversations with the Women’s Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center is proud to present our new educational series, Coffee and Conversations. The series will feature panels, skill-building workshops, creative activities and above all, critical discussions. Each semester, C and Cs will center around a particular issue, with each session examining the issue through a different lens or perspective. This fall, the issue in focus is reproductive justice. Register here

Why Reproductive Justice?

After the U.S. supreme court’s decision this summer to overturn Roe v. Wade—the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion—many people were awakened to the struggle for reproductive justice. While the momentum and energy that has been infused into the reproductive justice movement following the SCOTUS ruling is all well-intended, some of it has been misdirected due to a lack of understanding of what the concept of reproductive justice actually means and from where it originated. In an effort to narrow this gap in understanding within our own community, the Women’s Resource Center has directed our attention this Fall to reproductive justice.

First Session: Reproductive Justice 101: Where have we been, where are we now and where do we need to be?

Union Den | Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 | 5-6:30 p.m. 

Join us for our very first Coffee and Conversation, Reproductive Justice 101. We will be hosting a panel discussion featuring guest speakers:

  • Dr. Maile Arvin, of the University of Utah History and Gender Studies Departments;
  • Esteban Benites-Moreno, a Community Health Educator with Planned Parenthood; and
  • Darbee Hagerty, a PhD candidate in sociology.

This first session will frame our conversation around reproductive justice for the semester. We will address the history of reproductive justice in various communities, the origins of reproductive justice as a term, the state of the movement today and what a reproductively just future looks like. We hope you can join us. Register here.