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Inter-generational Gathering: Reproductive Justice

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

One way in which we’re commemorating our 40th anniversary is by hosting a series of Inter-generational Gatherings. Our hope is to bring together a diverse group of women to discuss and unpack some of the issues impacting us today.

Folks are encouraged, but not required to dive into a different article or essay for each gathering and together we explore where we’ve been as Maine women, where we are, and where we hope to be in the next 40 years.

This month’s IG Gathering topic is Reproductive Justice Across Our Lifespan. Maine was fortunate enough to have life-long activist & SisterSong co-founder Loretta Ross visit us twice over the past 6 months – if you were in attendance at either event you likely have a sense of what Reproductive Justice is. Check out this clip to learn more about this powerful framework:
https://www.makers.com/videos/55474f1ee4b08df3b6e6c315

This is a potluck, so please feel free to bring a snack to share if you’re able.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please RSVP by emailing Sarah Flink at sarahflink@mac.com or by searching the event on Facebook.

Clips and readings that will be referenced over the course of the evening are:

SisterSong on Reproductive Justice
http://sistersong.net/reproductive-justice/

This powerful op-ed from the Portland Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com/2018/04/06/commentary-how-the-hyde-amendment-hurt-my-young-family/

And Loretta Ross on feminism
https://www.makers.com/profiles/591f26dda8c7c425e029ca68

For those interested check out this humorous video from Lady Parts Justice where they offer a quick run down of what the Hyde Amendment is and how it affects access to abortion.

Venue

Red Thread
One City Center
Portland, Maine 04102 United States
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