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Oct 24– Screening of No Más Bebés, Q&A; Oct 29–Radical Women in Art at the Hammer Museum LA

LOS ANGELES– No Más Bebés (documentary) tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who were forcibly or unknowingly sterilized while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 1970s. Represented by a young Chicana lawyer, the mothers stood up to injustice by suing the county, state, and US government. (2015, dir. Renee Tajima-Peña, 79 min.)

Screening of No Mas Bebes followed by a Q&A with director Renee Tajima-Peña and Filmmaker and Historian Virginia Espino

October 24, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:30 pm

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000 

 

ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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NO MÁS BEBÉS was supported in part by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Grant Program. To learn more about this grant program, please visit our webpage here

 

Forced Sterilization Then and Now

October 29, 2017,  3:00 – 5:00 pm

 A discussion in conjunction with the screening of documentary film No Más Bebés. Forced sterilization of women who are poor, have mental health problems, or are incarcerated was commonplace in California—and nationwide—only 50 years ago. While today legally banned, forced sterilization and other means of controlling the reproductive rights continue to insinuate themselves into public policy and lawmaking. Filmmaker and historian Virginia Espino, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice executive director Laura Jimenez, and professor Alexandra Minna Stern, director of the University of Michigan Sterilization and Social Justice Lab, discuss the historical and contemporary consequences of this problematic practice. Moderated by UC Santa Barbara professor Miroslava Chavez-Garcia.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000 

There will also be a live stream on the site: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/10/forced-sterilization-then-and-now/

 

No más bebés

Martes 24 de octubre a las 7:30 p.m.

Este documental cuenta la historia de madres inmigrantes mexicanas quienes fueron esterilizadas de manera forzada o sin que lo supieran al dar a luz en el Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center durante las décadas de sesenta y setenta. Representadas por una joven abogada chicana, las madres reclamaron justicia y demandaron al condado, al estado y al gobierno de Estados Unidos. (2016, dir. Renee Tajima-Peña, 79 min.)

A continuación se presentará una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la directora Renee Tajima-Peña

Esterilización forzada: entonces y ahora

Domingo 29 de octubre a las 3 p.m.

La esterilización forzada de mujeres pobres, con problemas de salud mental o presas era común en California, y en todo el país, hace apenas 50 años. Si bien hoy en día está legalmente prohibida, la esterilización forzada y otros medios para el control de los derechos reproductivos continúan insinuándose en las políticas públicas y los procesos legislativos. La realizadora cinematográfica e historiadora Virginia Espino, la directora ejecutiva de California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (latinas de California por la justicia reproductiva), Laura Jiménez, y la profesora Alexandra Minna Stern, directora del Sterilization and Social Justice Lab (laboratorio de esterilización y justicia social) de la University of Michigan, analizarán las consecuencias históricas y contemporáneas de esta práctica problemática. Moderado por la profesora de UC Santa Barbara Miroslava Chávez-García.

 

 

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