Thursday, Nov. 14
Noon to 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
How do reproductive technologies interface with indigenous peoples as political entities, cultural groups, and racialized subjects? This talk will showcase how extralegal and pseudo-scientific ideas of blood purity shape the experiences of — and elicit material consequences for — Native American women who engage assisted reproductive technologies.
Drawing on tribal law, Supreme Court rulings, and federal legislation, this talk will reveal access to these technologies as a pressing contemporary reproductive justice issue in the wake of 20th-century sterilization campaigns.
Note: Refreshments provided.